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Toy

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Toy, the fourth LP from A Giant Dog and their second for Merge, captures the Austin quintet at the height of their powers. A solid year of road-dogging and woodshedding has made the band tighter than ever, the charging dynamo of Andrew Cashen and Andy Bauer's guitars in lockstep with the primal chug of the rhythm section, Graham Low on bass and Daniel Blanchard on drums, in the latter's recorded debut. Singer Sabrina Ellis turns in another masterful performance, in equal parts brash, defiant, vulnerable, and raw.

Lyrically, Sabrina and Andrew have a gift for making their personal frustrations and fuck-ups, fears, lusts, and addictions feel universal. While they have always given voice to the weirdos and creeps, they dig even deeper on Toy. “I feel I've revealed more in this album than ever before,” Sabrina confesses.

The band recorded Toy with Grammy-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, Cat Power, The White Stripes, Reigning Sound), with Cashen producing it. “Andrew as producer makes a lot of sense,” Sabrina says. “He composes the songs and knows better than anyone what they should sound like in the end. With him at the helm, we've arrived at a raw, truthful, risky, and rangy album.”

Track Listing:

Side A:
  1. Get Away
  2. Fake Plastic Trees
  3. Bendover 03:02
  4. Toy Gun
  5. Lucky Ponderosa
  6. Photograph 02:47
  7. Roller Coaster
  8. Angst in My Pants
  9. Tongue Tied
  10. Hero for the Weekend
  11. Making Movies
  12. Night Terror
  13. Survive
Release date NZ
August 25th, 2017
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Number of Discs
1
Product ID
26878834

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