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There’s something so punk about releasing music as a 7″. There’s no way a band that’s out for the quick buck would do that, nor would punk sellouts like Green Day or Fall Out Boys. So the very fact that Dogday from Stockholm has released their debut ep as a 4 song 7″ is cool. Ahh…but how’s the music, you ask? According to the cheat sheet checklist enclosed with the EP the band prefers Punk over EMo, The Jam over Pearl Jam, King Tubby over Prince, and 77-82 over 91-96.
“New Romance” has the punkish snarl of bands like the Fall and the Godfathers, while avoiding noise just for the sake of noise and speed just for the sake of speed. Typically not my thing but loving this track. The band has taken the punk diy ethos a step further than the 7″ and has all four tracks available on their website here.