The Golden Dogs – Big Eye Little Eye

by Woody on August 29, 2007

Golden Dogs

Indie Power-pop act, The Golden Dogs, set their sights on broadening their audience south of the border as they get set to release their initial release on Yep Roc, titled Big Eye Little Eye. The Dogs feature a husband and wife combo, Dave Azzolin and Jessica Grassia that share the vocal responsibilities. And in spite of being married, they have a nice chemistry and show off great harmonies. Grassia, in particular really struck a chord with me as I find myself constantly looking forward to her entrance into each tune.

The album immediately draws you in with the rocking “Dynamo.” The Dogs then do a 180 and kick out an 80’s pop tune in “Never Meant Any Harm” that would seem to fit in Molly Ringwald film, circa 1987. A couple more strong tunes ensue including my personal favorite “Saint At The Gates” which reminds me of some early quirk Genesis, and “Run Outta Luck” which is another tune in which Grassia really shines.

From there the disc kinda hits a lull for a couple of tunes. But then is shaken awake by a top-notch cover of The Wings’ “Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five” that would make Macca himself smile. The overall sound is a quirky, pop sound that has just enough edge and vocal harmonies that makes The Golden Dogs stand out in the crowd.

The Golden Dogs – Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

The Golden Dogs – Never Meant Any Harm

The Golden Dogs – Construction Worker

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