Format: CD, DL & STREAM
Label: Mondegreen Records
Release Date: March 18, 2022
Where to Now? is as much a battle cry as it is Track Dogss’ new album title.
The four Madrid-based musicians, who celebrated 15 years together in 2021, are as determined as ever to pick up where they left off after their 2019 album Fire on the Rails. This is also their statement to fans that despite the disruption of the last two years, these dogs are neither sleeping nor lying.
Started during lockdown 2020, this collection of songs embraces introspection balanced with the undeniable optimism and rhythm that has opened the doors of so many venues and festivals for the band.
Track Dogs’ 7th studio album delivers 12 songs with 12 musical guests including Cathy Jordan of Dervish, the English folk-scene favourites, Banter, members of Robbie K. Jones’s solo project The Potato Monsters, UK violinist Kate Moran and US singer Delories Dunn. The album also features some lush string arrangements from both sides of the Atlantic courtesy of Eli Bishop in Nashville and Chris Demetriou & Adria Wininsky in Stockport.
From the rip-roaring finale of ‘Donna Lola’ to the intimate duo of Garrett Wall and trumpeter-singer, Howard Brown, on the title track, the album adds new depth to Track Dogs’ signature fun and polish. Also included is the band’s delightful cover of ‘Carolina in My Mind’, which got the thumbs up from James Taylor himself.
The cover art features a painting by friend and fan, Yorkshire painter Graham Lee, and the album artwork also includes photos by Robbie K. Jones and Spanish photographer and blogger Ana Tabuenca.
With this their most collaborative album to date the band are pretty sure that whatever the answer is to Where to Now?, the journey ahead will be shared by all of us, together.
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“ …inventive cocktail of folk, jazz and Americana…the quartet serve up a south of the border fiesta
exuberance that defies you not to stomp the heels and play air castanets.” – FATEA
“One of the great strengths of Track Dog’s music is the eclectic mix of genres they so successfully
blend…brimming with confident and accomplished musicianship, first-rate vocal performances, and an abundant, utterly infectious, relish of the music itself.” – Folk Radio UK
“…esoteric influences and exotic arrangements… packed with invention, unusual textures, hooks and memorable melodies.” – Music Riot
“Tracks Dogs combine robust energy, steely yet smooth vocal harmonies and flamboyant musicianship.” – RNR
01 Every Dog’s Day (2:54)
02 My Love Feels Real (3:09)
03 She Sang Songs (4:26)
04 Donna Lola (feat. Cathy Jordan & Banter) (4:41)
05 Meet Me in the Middle (2:58)
06 River of Gold (2:43)
07 Carolina in My Mind (3:08)
08 Less Than Equal (3.15)
09 Where to Now? (2:29)
10 Empty Tracks (feat. The Potato Monsters) (3:19)
Bonus Tracks Bonus Tracks:
11 At a Time Like This (3:10)
12 Last Lick of Light (2:36)
All songs by Track Dogs
except Track 4 by Track Dogs & Delories Dunn
and Track 7 by James Taylor
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