Friday, 2 April 2010


Blank Dogs goes Italo. OK, now that I have your attention I'm going to make a point to that. He doesn't suddenly sound like Gary Low or BoldModern Talking. He actually revisits the pre-italo-post-punk or, actually, as it never existed, kind of invents it. Heat and Depression, which title sounds like a lost Joy Division track, steals all the attention of this new Blank Dogs EP, Phrases, which is out now on Captured Tracks on 12" and there's actually another new release as a Cassette-single called Leaves which include to new tracks unavaliable anywhere else.
Some months ago he declared in an interview that he was taking some time in order to redefine a bit his sound and try to explore different territories and he's actually done it but still sounding as Blank Dogs, don't worry. And the other three tracks here are a bit more of what we've used from him, although cleaner and slightly less lo-fi.
He's also due to release a new album next month which will not include any of these tracks and don't think that he just did this EP to put some songs that didn't have the quality to go on ; they are actually four of his best tracks yet. My admiration for Blank Dogs and Captured Tracks only grows and grows.

Blank Dogs - Heat and Depression.mp3


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