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Dog Society / Press

"We wanted to take this opportunity to formally congratulate you on winning The Akademia Music Award for Best Alternative Rock album for ‘In The Shade’ in the April 2015 Akademia Music Awards! "

“In The Shade is a more complex and stretched-out track in the vein of Pearl Jam, Rusted Root, and Jane’s Addiction. The track has a great dynamic created between the vocals and guitars, while the drums and bass are able to provide additional spice to the effort. The shambling tempo of the track works to great success as Dog Society moves on to Losing Her Again. Losing Her Again digs deeper into the crate to allow Dog Society to take up the standard of late sixties psych and Major Tom-era David Bowie. With all the distinct twists and turns that are present here, listeners will have no idea where the band will take them – the talent exhibited here by this veteran act ensures that this journey is strong from beginning to end.”

“The New-York based rock foursome have finally gotten round to releasing their third album, In The Shade, after their acclaimed debut and sophomore efforts. Carving out a niche for themselves in the heavier side of the rock-pop scene, they’ve developed a solid following and their new album promises special things- the band, who’ve been friends for years, have finally matched their penchant for rocky, air-guitar-inducing riffs with sharp lyrical stylings to create their best album yet.”

“Oh, you’ll hear the Beatles, and Cream and a sprinkling of Hendrix, but also spot-on Nirvana and Soundgarden. Honestly, it’s been a long time coming for this band, but Dog Society continues to prove that with experience comes perspective — and a perfect blend of gorgeous sounds.”

“They come from NYC but sound more like a West Coast band on this 12-track release. With jangly guitars and pleasing harmonies that strongly echo The Beatles and other 1960s sounds, that magical decade is never very far away.”

“They say that Kurt Cobain was hugely influenced by the Beatles. New York’s Dog Society sound like Nirvana in an alternate universe where Cobain’s Beatles-love was taken to the extreme, washing away many of the layers and layers of Pixies grunge. After their major label debut Test Your Own Eyes released back in 1993 on East-West/Atlantic Records, Dog Society is back again following up 2012’s Emerge with their new album In The Shade. Thankfully, they have retained their beautiful knack for Beatlesque harmonies, and have since only grown and expanded even further with a thicker and fuller sound.”

"“Emerge” will surely please fans of “Test Your Own Eyes” and should pull in some new recruits as well. Unlike a lot of reunion efforts that are just about the cash, Dog Society sounds genuine and fresh, passionate about the music...so go fetch!"

"Not only has Dog Society remained ever present on the NYC rock circuit, they have also stayed at the forefront of the wildly capricious rock movement with their consistently innovative fusions of contemporary and classic rock influences"

"Sometimes the influence is there in a big way, hear Pink Sun and its Beatles heavy sound, or Suffer A Smile with its Bleach era Nirvana-like sound, and sometimes you just get caught up in the bands amazing dynamic"

"I would classify this music as classic R&B, Americana, with brief touches of psychedelic Rock of the early 70’s. Music is reminiscent of classic Led Zeppelin, Cream with brief splashes of The Black Crows and even Yes to The Rolling Stones"

"The music is 100% honest and pure. Trust me when I say this stuff can't be faked. The production is professional grade from start to finish"

"Right now after hearing their music and checking out a few of their live clips – I can honestly say this is what we’ve been waiting for. I don’t say stuff like that often. All in all a well rounded CD that has much to offer the listener – apparently there are still a few bands out there believe in melting your face and making your ears bleed"

"All songs are amazing via well-crafted pieces and top tiered musicianship."

"“Emerge” is their latest release and the result though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish."

"I see Dog Society as a diamond in the rough, with an amazing amount of potential. Why do I say this? Simple! Many feel Rock n' Roll is dead having been replaced by the flashy Power Pop era. Some of this may be true but you still have a huge void of music fans out there that are screaming their heads off for a band like Dog Society to come around"

"All 12 tracks will genuinely rock your world, shake the tree and lift your spirits unlike most music you hear on the radio these days."

"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."

" This New York band was critically acclaimed for their unique blend of rock, funk, and folk, and the new album, “Emerge” seeks to pick right up where they left off."

"e had heard "Love Is All Gone" on local radio and liked it enough that my friend Jim acquired the disc"