Late September Dogs
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Late September Dogs

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
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The best kept secret in music


"from The Tacoma Weekly - May 18th 2006"

Tacoma Weekly – Thursday May 18th, 2006


I’m very critical of rock music. The guitar can’t be so loud that it overpowers the vocal and the lyrics of the songs have to touch a chord in my emotions. That is my recipe for good rock music, and boy did the chef cook up a good recipe with the latest album by Late September Dogs. “Anything But Beautiful” is the masterful brainchild of this Seattle group and one to put in your favorite CD collection.

I knew liked the CD when I first heard their female vocalist Liz Teisan belt out the first song on the album, the title track, “I’m not perfect/not who I need to be/I can stand here as the rain falls down on me.” She has so much talent that it calls to life the great female vocalists, before her, such as Melissa Etheridge or Bonnie Raitt, where it is no surprise that she calls them her inspiration. And dressed in high heels, long hair and a spiced up attitude, she is the complete package.

Standing next to her in the band is lead guitarist and Teisan’s elder brother, Dan, together they have been making music their entire lives, while living abroad in various places including Africa, Europe and Asia. But without Brian Timpe on bass, Travis Murphy on the keyboard and Jeremy Bill on drums their recipe for a great sound would be incomplete.

On “Maybe An Angel” they tell a story about a girl wanting to he noticed by a guy she likes: “When am I good enough when am I strong/why won’t you look at me/ why am I wrong.” It is an emotional ballad but doesn’t drift apart from the pure elements of rock.

The best solo from drummer Bill comes at the beginning of the last track, “Sometimes.”

Overall their sound pulls from the best elements of music spanning the last four decades, but is packaged as it says on their band web site “in a wrapper that is undeniably modern, creative and
forward looking.” I couldn’t agree more. I had the opportunity to see them live when they performed at Bite of Seattle. They packed so much energy that the crowd was drawn like a magnetic force.

Late September Dogs will play at the Fenix in Seattle with Warrant on May 19.

Reviewed by Natasha Jaksich
- Tacoma Weekly

"from Exotic Underground Magazine. June 2006."

From Exotic Underground Magazine. June 2006. By Aeryn Martin

Late September Dogs
Anything But Beautiful

The Seattle Music Scene has bred some of the greatest ear candy that rock n’ roll has ever seen. This city has come a long way in music. We’re ever evolving, breaking through sound barriers, and we’ve even created our own genre of culture when conformity seemed a little too inconvenient for our tastes. But one thing has remained the same throughout its vast musical history – raw human emotion. And no one encompasses this better than Late September Dogs.

Late September Dogs, or LSD as they’re also called, came crashing into the local scene in 2002 and have since sold out almost every venue in the Pacific Northwest. In 2005 they shook the KISS 106.1 main stage during the Bite of Seattle festival, and they headlined 104.9s Funkv Monkey stage at Hempfest. Their fan base is as diverse as their sound, and they continue to pack venues by kicking ass and putting on a show instead of just mindlessly playing their songs. They rarely play a venue where they don’t headline, and they still manage to attract a crowd all on their own, Whether it’s tearing it up with metal bands, playing their hearts out with the blues in mind, or just having fun with local rock ‘n’ roll bands, Late September Dogs seem to find their niche just about anywhere. These guys are everywhere, and they‘re just getting started.

Like most female—fronted bands, the first thing you notice when seeing LSD is their knockout lead vocalist Liz Teisan. Upon first meeting her. I remember thinking, how could such a powerful sound come out of such a little woman? But don’t let size fool you, because this 5’2” vocal giant can project brutal lyrics with erotic undertones that will make your libido sweat. She’s definitely not alone on stage, either. Her brother Dan Teisan plays his guitar with such enthusiasm that be could pass as a stunt double for Slash. Add Brian Timpe on bass, Jeremy Bill on the drums, and Travis Murphy on keyboards and rhythm guitar, and you’ve got a conglomeration of incredible musicians. Four years in the making, this group has settled for nothing less than perfection, and every member fits into this group beautifully.

Their first CD “Not an Addiction” hit the stands in 2004. Mixed at Electrokitty Studios by Ric Vaughan, their first CD sang of a group united with the potential to be something great. And they prove to be just that with their second CD, Anything But Beautiful.
As soon as you hear it, the music enters you in cathartic waves that crash through your eardrums and radiate down to your fingertips. From start to finish, this record will leave you mesmerized. There’s no lack of energy throughout this compilation of bluesy soulful melodies. The third song on the album, “Come a Little Closer, is as sexy as it is poetic, “Take off my smile/undress my words/I’m a foolish/bumbling girl.” With Travis’s arousing piano playing in the background, this single sets the stage fur their ability to play with passion but remain doscile in an erotic manner. Their most popular song and the name of the album, “Anything But Beautilid,” clearlv shows the vocal ability of Liz and accurately displays her where she gets her lyrical inspiration: The choice to be outspoken instead of just another ordinary broken heart. Lyrical strength can be found throughout the album: “This is not an addiction/I am not to be used This is not a confession/though I’ve sinned and abused,” While most of her songs sing of serious issues, they often put upbeat melodies to their songs that realty’ gives their music a fun roadhouse effect.

People are always quick to label music based on one or two of their songs. These groups carry this tacked on label and are often ignored by people who would genuinely like their sound if thety could just step outside of their little ADD induced boxes for a moment. The thing that is so special about this group is their ability to appeal to multiple crowds. While remaining mainstream, they are easily digestible to the lovers of the extreme and the light. To try and label this band under a genre would not only he damned-near impossible, you’d end up changing your mind throughout the CD. LSD touches on such styles as blues, funk, roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll, and soul. Sometimes the harness the rawness and sensuality of Portishead, and sometimes they make you think of Melissa Etheridge. But what ends up coining out is an original, powerful sound that everyone can relate to or at least respect.

Although their CD is a true representation of their sound, to really understand the hype behind the band, you really do have to see them live. These guys arc not only fun to party with, easy to talk to aind just flat-out friendly, they actually play to the crowd and appreciate their presence instead of turning up their noses, which seems to be a recent trend that needs to die quickly.

You can check out their website at or on myspace at
- Exotic Underground Magazine


2006 - Anything But Beautiful - Distributed through CDbaby. Available on iTunes, Zune, Amazon MP3 and Rhapsody.

2010 - Single - Nevermine - Available on iTunes, Zune, Amazon MP3 and Rhapsody.

2010 - Pretty Broken - Available on iTunes, Zune, Amazon MP3 and Rhapsody.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Late September Dogs, whose name is easily and conveniently shortened to “LSD”, is Seattle’s self proclaimed “dirty little secret”. LSD has been bringing sultry female vocals, heavy drums, wild shredding guitar solos and solid groove to Seattle’s straight up rock scene since before 2006's “Anything But Beautiful” debut record.

Started on a rainy night (what else) by Dann and Lyzz Tyson, LSD has shared the stage with Seattle’s great and near great rock bands for the better part of a decade. LSD has opened shows for Skid Row, Candlebox, Warrant, Savoy Brown, Veruca Salt, as well as an interesting show one cold Thursday with the combined efforts of Britny Fox, Bulletboys and Enuff-Znuff.

A sound that lies somewhere between Halestorm, Flyleaf, Christina Perri, Aerosmith and Joan Jett, Late September Dogs latest effort, the EP “Pretty Broken”, features KXRX’s #1 single “Nevermine”, a thick and heavy yet melodic
mid-tempo rock song about the doubts and fears of what could have been, and never was.

Regarding “Pretty broken” one reviewer has said: “The new EP is at times, dark and moody, as well as mischievous and fun. Seattle’s Late September Dogs runs the classic gamut of heavy and hard hitting rock tunes to lush soulful ballads. The single, “Nevermine” is a preview of the upcoming album. Enjoy it, revel in it. There is more to come. You have been warned.”