A Giant Dog share second track “Get With You & Get High” featuring Britt Daniel
Austin’s A Giant Dog have just premiered “Get With You and Get High,” on Consequence of Sound, the second single from their Merge debut Pile which will be out on May 6. The song is described by the band as an “abstract party monster ballad” and features guest vocals by Spoon’s Britt Daniel. The song’s three-part harmonies and drone-y heroin sound showcase a different side of the band that brought us the infectious energy of “Sex & Drugs.”
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Pile shows a band whose years of road-dogging have honed them into unstoppable rock machines. Their second time working with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, White Denim, Trail of Dead) reveals Sabrina Ellis’ impressive pipes, Andrew Cashen’s sweet licks, and a pummeling rhythm section – everything is tighter, more focused, crisper. The album deals with divorce, getting older, dying, frustration, and futility, ultimately transcending those earthly headaches through the power of rock ’n’ roll.
AGD is raucous ear candy culled from the hook-driven melodies of Slade, the glammy swagger of Marc Bolan, the morbid fantasy of Killer-era Alice Cooper, and the unpredictable wit of Sparks. Sabrina and Andrew’s lyrics, equal parts brutally honest, clever, and debased, have a knack for taking their idiosyncratic depravities and making them feel universal. These songs are by, for, and about the losers, freaks, and outcasts. The lonely. The terminally horny. Boozehounds and party animals. No band better speaks to the hearts of slackers, burnouts, rockers, sluts, and creeps everywhere than A Giant Dog.
Pre-order Pile now on CD and LP in the Merge store, and digitally at iTunes with “Sex & Drugs” as an immediate download. The first 150 pre-orders of the LP will include a free slipmat designed by the band.