Saturday, November 29, 2008
FoundTrack's Fall '08 Collection (Track 11/20) - The Golden Dogs - Lester
The Golden Dogs - Lester (Track 11/20)
Album - Construction Worker (B-side of 7" Release)
Label - Indie
The Golden Dogs are an indie rock band hailing from Toronto. They are led by Dave Azzolini (pictured in Golden Dog attire above) on guitar/vox and wife Jess Grassia on the smashing keys and accompanying vocals. The first time i heard of the Dogs it was when they were introduced to to join Feist on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, accompanying the canadian chanteuse on her summer tour. If the Golden Dogs were a football team as their name might suggest, they would be the team that looks pretty unassuming when they step on the field during warmups but once the whistle is blown, they might have to destroy their opponents and eat the football..such was my surprise as i caught the band's performance the night after at Tangier, a local haven for singer songwriters. The dogs were let out and the band provided a great world of sound from the light pop of our featured "Lester" to the gritty hard-nosed rock n roll licks on this fine cover of Paul McCartney's "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five".
Check out this video for "Construction Worker" directed by Arno Salters..they use the same signs in this video to conveniently display the songs in their setlist during their live shows. Wish other bands would do the same.
For more info. contact Graham Stairs - Finkelstein Management