The second single from Brooklyn-based artist D.A. Crimson, “Big Dog” is another stirring success, following the gripping “Golden Egg.” The artist describes “Big Dog” as “a fiery track about pity – the feeling of watching someone you care about lose control.”
The track’s evolution from lonesome, twangy guitars into a textured rock ferocity makes for a compelling sequence, punctuated by the wholly memorable “really big dog,” hook. The blast of guitars just prior to the three-minute turn plays with particular impact, as submerged vocals give way to the guitar-led power.
Producer Richard Orofino and drummer Olive Faber (of Sunflower Bean) add their talents to this standout production, whose bass-fronted verses and heady, hooky escalation sounds like a cross of ’90s alt-rock nostalgia with modern indie-rock pursuits in the vein of Alex G.
Look for D.A. Crimson’s debut EP, out early next year.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.