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Downward Dogs

Rank #62 US New York, NY Indie / Lo-Fi / Post Punk


Sounds Like: Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Silver Jews, Chicago, PIXIES

Bio: Formed in the wilds of the NYC open mic scene, Downward Dogs bring acoustic punk up from the curbsides of New York City with an aggressive swing; we heard rock and roll needed more horn sections, so we obliged. Picture Pixies and Steely Dan rumbling in a Burger King parking lot, brass and drone b... See Full Bio

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  • Annelise Clemmer (Artist) Annelise Clemmer
    Love the band name. Listening to your songs, I like your punk edge... want to hear more of that. XO, SP
  • The Shane Alan Swaim Experience - A Journey Through Americana in Story and Song (Artist) The Shane Alan Swai...
    I am listening to "Urban Planning." Great song with alot of meaning. Sincerely, Shane
  • This Is My Curse (Artist) This Is My Curse
    truly "great work" most deff. got a "like" push from us!!! goin far!! keep kickin AZZ!!
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Q: What inspired you all to write and record "Urban Planning?"
A: Hey Shane, Urban Planning is one of the first songs we worked on as a group - The song is pretty different from how I originally wrote it, before it was more up and down, almost like a mellow Weezer tune. Now it's got some swing and some balls. Anyway it's about that moment when someone asks you a question that you don't have the answer for, or more accurately, when you gotta give them the answer you know they don't want to hear. Or perhaps even more accurately, you gotta give the answer you don't want to have to give. Kind of an abstract breakup song. It's about breaking up, not being broken up with. Thanks for writing! Joe Yoga

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