Posted September 20, 2017 by Mike Mineo in Rock

Dogs At Large – “White Van”

With a suave sprinkling of jangly guitars and brass spurts, “White Van” is a gripping new track from Chicago-based Dogs At Large, who merge elements of yacht rock, vintage pop, and “all the great Chicago garage and psych bands that blow our minds on a regular basis” for a memorable sound. “White Van” touts a great hook that departs just enough from the verses, emerging around 01:25 with the enhanced emphasis on brass alongside a more yearning tone in the vocal lead. The second go-round, around 02:53, lets the brass flow more freely — reminding stylistically of Destroyer, though with a more accessible aesthetic. This is a suavely anthemic success from these Chicago rockers.

Mike Mineo

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