a sweet modern blend of garage rock and electro-folk driven by soulful vocals, textured instrumentation, and funky beats. live show typically includes a theramin, the first electronic instrument ever developed.


the sparkydog experience is a trip through a variety of moods, textures, beats, oscillating from a mellow folky vibe to electrotrash garage rock to tight ramones-esque (is that a word?) power pop. the band has been compared to neil young's more experimental side, the velvet underground, john lennon, dinosaur junior, a freaked out bob dylan, and what the bastard children of the byrds may have done, given too much time and too many cool electro toys. sparkydog live is both freeform and structured, evoking the feel of a very early pink floyd. The band's first cd, soul shine (transistor, baby!) received airplay on over 100 college radio stations, from the far reaches of maine, to waco, texas, to ohio state. sparkydog has been primarily a virtual studio band, but is now moving to the live format to take its rightful place with garage rock icons such as guided by voices, the flaming lips, and other rebellious misfits. The band's new cd, i am the machines vol. 1, is part 1 of a concept double-album (yes it sounds pretty damn pretentious) about a garage rock band slowly becoming transformed into robots, while at the same time a hidden community of robots is becoming spiritually awakened. The cd also pushes the edge of what is a song and what is not. The band is busy at work on i am the machines vol. 2, as well as a power pop and acoustic album. the sparkydog philosophy gives the music industry a big middle finger and is hard core diy. however, maybe one day the band will meet up with a major label that is not complete scum. until that time, sparkydog is focused on the college radio crowd, and those people who care about music and still believe.


soul shine (transistor, baby!) - full length album - 2001

i am the machines vol. 1 - full length album - 2004

untitled album in progress, may 2005

Set List

latest setlist from the wallflower gallery show:

-all songs original unless noted

animal park
remember a day (pink floyd cover)
radio waves
our love
lost like you
red light blinking
life of comfort
little bitter love
california daze
going somewhere
rain (beatles cover)
like a day for the latest.