Hang out by the pool and strut those tan lines while listening to Stray Dogg‘s Fire’s Never Wrong. This 2012 release from the band features nine tracks that jumps over fences of indie folk and Americana.
In 2011, after a couple of solo performances, Dukat Stray (Stray Dogg) decided to create a band. Hailing all the way from Belgrade, Serbia, Stray Dogg consists of Dukat Stray, Jelena Damjanovic, Ana Jankovic, Marko Ignjatovic, Vladimir Milicevic, and Relja Ilic.
The band describes their music as “melancholic indie-folk”, which is greatly evident in its first track Disappear. Here, hushed acoustic vocals welcomes the ears to a good start. Fleets of solo guitar adds texture to the sustained, soft strings. Dukat Stray’s crisp vocals are highlighted in this track. Listen as he sings his heart out with flair and the right amount of vocal discipline.
Following with some intricate guitar plucking is Don’t Go. Armed with a relaxing violin solo blended that perfectly blends well with charming folk musings, this piece is a great way to soothe the nerves and mend a broken spirit.
Embellished with heavy, rhythmic strumming, Ugly Morning boasts and equal ratio between Americana and folk. Extending, spacey vocals add an ethereal touch to the earthly instruments.
Closing the album is Whisper, a sublime and pristine peace that lets each of its melody to twirl and softly linger to the ears.
Fire’s Never Wrong triumphs in its ability to soothe the senses through well-penned lines and genius arrangement. It is a thematically calming collection that explores and exhausts each possible aspect of its chosen genres, delivering hand-picked melodies that are both fresh and accessible.
2. Don’t Go
3. Sail Away
5. Time (feat. Devendra Banhart)
6. Ugly Morning
7. Fire’s Never Wrong
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