Following the release of their debut LP, The Problem With Friends, Austin-based outfit DINING WITH DOGS continues to push the album’s caustic noise rock on the masses, confirming a livestream coupled with a video premiere for this Thursday.
DINING WITH DOGS unites former The Dead See members drummer Josh Paul and guitarist/vocalist Mark Key (also of BLK OPS) with bassist and video artist Marcos Morales and new recruit Craig Delony on synth and guitar. Their debut full-length The Problem With Friends boasts ten bruising tracks which fuse noise rock riffage cranked to gnarled, sludgy depths with an intoxicating, psychedelic aura. Recorded with Delony, mixed by Brendan Tobin (Red Sparrowes, Made Out Of Babies), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Primitive Man, From Ashes Rise), and completed with artwork by Josh Paul, the album was released on a newly formed branch of Morales’ Dirt City Studios, responsible for the direction of videos by Today Is The Day, Primitive Man, Inter Arma, and many more.
With the album’s release still fresh, DINING WITH DOGS will deploy several songs from The Problem With Friends and more through a livestream performance this week. The band will play live from SafehouseATX this Thursday, July 23rd. In addition to the live set, the broadcast will include the band’s current collection of music videos, including the premiere of their new video for “Sweet Talkin Psycho.”
Offers DINING WITH DOGS’ Marcos Morales, who directed the new video, “The lyrics to ‘Sweet Talkin Psycho’ are hypersexualized and confused. Cupcake, our star, amped up the physical embodiment of psychotic desire and became the song’s tension incarnate. We’d always wanted to do a video for that song, and The Lost Well has always been a place we’d dreamed of shooting in. The whole thing really kicked off when the bar started offering to open for band rehearsals during the shutdown, and our drummer Josh thought people should be shooting music videos in there too. So, we put together a production package specifically for working in there, and figured we needed to show people what we could do with the space.”