Dog Society | Emerge | Review
From New York comes a4 member Rock band known as “Dog Society” who just released his latest effort Emerge (2012). Dog Society is strongly established in that region and this latest release is a collection of 12 amazing songs. Dog Society are: Band members include Bruce Erik Brauer (guitar), Guerzon (Bass) and Joe Ranieri (Drums + Percussion) and last but certainly not least Brian Schnaak (vocals). I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the artist has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track "Being Here” set the stage rather well for a Rock CD like this. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with a richly woven Rock Americana-ish textures yet with songs that have a serious Rock-Popish staying power. Music will remind you of Fleet Foxes, Robin Pecknold, Bob Iver, and Local Natives. The Tallest Man on Earth and Iron and Wine. To be honest I can’t say enough about Dog Society and their overall likeability. Emerge captures a pretty straight forward sound but it really grabs the listener right from the get go, and refuses to let go through to finish. Dog Sciety has a sound that favors many popular psychedelic rock bands of the 70’s like Led Zeppelin but with a more modern twist. I’ve never heard an artist so skillfully combine an older style of music with a modern retro-songwriting approach before. Weather this is by design or simply by accident it’s amazing.
The songs that stuck with me the most were “A Good Friend” and “spoken Word.”
Conclusion: If there was one word I would use to describe Dog Society it would be consistent. This CD will simply make your day more entertaining, but there is an undeniable rocked-out passion beneath all this. They guys in Dog Society are very capable players and the proof is in the picking, but it’s obvious to me their primary goal as a band is to make this world a better place one party at a time. If that’s sounds corny so be it.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5