There’s a sense of safety and warm familiarity in consistency. We learn it as young children and carry it into adulthood. So when one of your favorite rock bands consistently makes one great record after another, its more like a self-fulfilling prophecy- and therein lies a fundamental sense of why we love the things we love. Dog Fashion Disco is no different gleaming in their own straight-jacketed warmth and shotgun sense of safety.
Enter Ad Nauseam, the eighth and latest record from Baltimore’s devil-children, Dog Fashion Disco. As with each of its predecessors, Ad Nauseam is a fiery exclamation of cynicism, dark humor and universal truths. It is bullet proof and undeniably sustainable in the eye of its own hurricane.
Singer/Songwriter Todd Smith wraps his charming persona and perhaps busted heart around our eardrums with the title track—Ad Nauseam. A beast of a tune whose rolling thunder-cloud back line provides the type of footing necessary for the brilliant horn work, grinding guitars and dark keys that Smith uses to catapult his dynamic voice from heaven to hell and back again.
DFD have always taken their own approach to doing things. It goes without saying that it works. Guitarist Jasan Stepp said on making the new record:
I love that it’s a more stripped down aggressive, rock and roll record. With every album we make the process gets easier and easier I feel like we really have it down to a science. It’s what has enabled us to put out the sheer volume of material that we have over the last few years. Between DFD, Polkadot Cadaver, El Creepo and Knives Out! We’ve put out 7 albums in the last 6 years. Writing the way that DFD does now (primarily in studio) enables us to work out all of the material before its ever rehearsed or performed live. It lifts all of the stress and frees us from in-band creative conflicts for the most part…
DFD have consistently proven to be one of the hardest working bands in the last few decades. To the point that even their work gloves have callouses. The good news is; they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The bad news is; they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Ad Nauseam? How about Ad Infinitum.
1. AD NAUSEAM
2. LAST NIGHT NEVER HAPPENED
3. GOLDEN MIRAGE
4. COVERED IN BLOOD
5. ONLY THE HAUNTED
6. LOTION ON IT’S SKIN
7. WATCHING YOU
8. BABY BONES
9. STARVING ARTIST