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Dog Gods - I Am Large; I Contain Multitudes
2008, Dog Gods

Arkadelphia, Arkansas is a small town of about 10,500 residents that has nonetheless produced no less than four NFL Football players. An old salt mining town, "The Arc Of Brotherly Love" has now produced an interesting musical conglomerate in the Dog Gods. This Folk/Americana band has a unique songwriting style and sound that is pure musical nirvana. Marck L. Beggs (vox, guitar, songwriter); Jason Chism (keys, production); Phillip Taylor (bass); Luke Pittman (lead guitar) and Craig Seager (drums) create lushly energetic and intelligent songs that are unlike anything you've heard in popular music. Dog Gods debut CD, I Am Large; I Contain Multitudes was self-released by the band in 2008. Its fifteen songs of quirky, catchy and unusual folk pop you don't want to miss.

The album opens with Another Day, a highly catchy and smartly cynical song. It's great Americana rhythm to it that makes you want to get up and two-step. Antarctica is my favorite song on I Am Large; I Contain Multitudes. Antarctica is 3:24 of Pop/Folk perfection, and reason enough to by the album on its own. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat borrows its title from a book by Oliver Sacks (Patch Adams) of the same name. It's a humorous story song that will leave you laughing and shaking your head in enjoyment. Ploughing The Moon has a great melody you're not likely to forget any time soon.

A second favorite here is Ireland Suite. Ireland Suite is very strong on Americana roots. This is destined to be a crowd favorite, and shows flashes of style similarities with Great Big Sea. Valentine For A Bi-Polar is a classic. The arrangement is wonderful and the lyrics alternative between ironic humor and straight forward suffering love song. Satellite Radio Blues has a Doors feel to it and is a very enjoyable listen. Other highlights include There's A Light At The End Of This Train; Disgrace - David's Lament and Blue Cats & UFO's.

The Dog Gods are certainly eclectic. Their mix of Rock, Americana and Folk is refreshingly new while being just familiar enough to be comfortable. I Am Large; I Contain Multitudes places Dog Gods firmly on the Folk/Americana map as a musical force to be reckoned with. I Am Large; I Contain Multitudes is a beautiful start.

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Dog Gods at www.myspace.com/doggods. You can pick up a copy of I Am Large; I Contain Multitudes at www.cdbaby.com/cd/doggodsmusic or http://www.indierhythm.com/. - Wildy's World Music Blog


Discography

I am large; I contain multitudes (2008, Independently Released)
Tracks:
1. Another Day
2. Antarctica
3. Midas Kiss
4. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
5. Age of Anxiety
6. Ploughing the Moon
7. Moon Go Away, I Don't Love You No More
8. Ireland Suite
- Bog Queen
-Girl from the Cliffs of Moher
9. Valentine for a Bi-Polar
10. Three Words
11. Zero on the Chart (Guest vocalist--Amanda Rook)
12. Satellite Radio Blues
13. There's a Light at the End of This Train
14. Disgrace: David's Lament
15. Blue Cats and UFOs

Garageband.com Awards:
-Award: "Antarctica" wins Folk Rock Track of the Day (April 10, 2008)
-Award: "Ireland Suite" wins Folk Track of the Day (March 18, 2008)
-Award: "Valentine For a Bi-Polar" wins Americana Track of the Day (June 7, 2007)
-Award: "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" wins Americana Track of the Day (May 13, 2007)
-Award: "Blue Cats & UFO's" wins Americana Track of the Week (March 5-12, 2007)
-Award: "Blue Cats & UFO's" wins Folk Track of the Day (February 20, 2007)
-Award: "Blue Cats & UFO's" wins Americana Track of the Day (February 8, 2007)
-Award: "Your Flight" wins Folk Track of the Day (January 15, 2007)
-Award: "Another Godless Day" wins Folk Track of the Day (June 24, 2006)
-Award: "Blue Cats & UFO's" wins Folk Track of the Day (June 13, 2006)

Music Links and Streams:
www.myspace.com/doggods
www.cdbaby.com/cd/doggodsmusic
http://www.garageband.com/artist/dog_gods

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dog gods is the product of a published poet who one day came to the realization that he wanted to make music. With his skill for descriptive writing and story-telling, Marck Beggs taught himself to play guitar and started writing lyrics. After delving in to the realm of music, Marck sought out some of the top musicians in the region.
Phil joined the band as bassist after coming to the striking realization after a decade-long hiatus away from music that his life was meaningless without playing music. Craig and Luke joined dog gods after playing in many bands together throughout the years, and they have a very tight musical bond as a result of playing together for over a decade. This close bond is apparent when watching a live performance.
dog gods is the culmination of life-long musicians and dreamers feeding their souls with the two things that make them the happiest: writing and playing music.