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The Golden Dogs

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Canada’s Chart Attack has called them the best live act in the country. From what I hear though, Toronto’s The Golden Dogs have a little buzz going on with their music too. Last year the band was pegged as the next big thing, with many likening them to the Arcade Fire. I don’t know that I completely agree with that comparison though. One: unlike the AF (and bands like Wolf Parade), The Golden Dogs are not from Montreal. Two (and more importantly): unlike many bands in fashion (having a bloated, dull, typical indie-yuppie sound), the band seems to be catering to a variety of tastes. I can hear the parallel to the Arcade Fire, but I can also hear similarities to Sloan’s often-lively pop-rock sound. The Golden Dogs might just be what indie rock needs right now.

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