A Giant Dog return with new album, Toy, share “Photograph — listen

The "raw, truthful, risky, and rangy album" arrives in August

Photo by Sean Daigle

    Photo by Sean Daigle

    A year after A Giant Dog’s moody and gritty Pile, the Austin punk rockers are back with their fourth LP. Entitled Toy, the album is scheduled for release on August 25th via Merge Records.

    Toy was recorded with Grammy-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, Cat Power, The White Stripes) and produced by A Giant Dog’s singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Cashen. Frontwoman Sabrina Ellis says it’s their most revealing album yet, stating that Cashen’s production allowed the quintet to turn out “a raw, truthful, risky, and rangy album.”

    Ahead of the record’s release, A Giant Dog has shared the lead single, “Photograph”. According to press release, the song is about “lasting devotion and desire for one’s lover even as their body succumbs to the ravages of time.” It’s a fun, catchy tune which happily chugs forward thanks to raw guitars and driving percussion. Take a listen below.

    Toy Album Art:

    Toy Tracklist:
    01. Get Away
    02. Fake Plastic Trees
    03. Bendover
    04. Toy Gun
    05. Lucky Ponderosa
    06. Photograph
    07. Roller Coaster
    08. Angst in My Pants
    09. Tongue Tied
    10. Hero for the Weekend
    11. Making Movies
    12. Night Terror
    13. Survive


    A Giant Dog will tour the US throughout the summer in support of their upcoming release. Find the full schedule below.

    A Giant Dog 2017 Tour Dates:
    06/09 – Fort Collins, CO @ Major Tom’s Cabin
    06/10 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
    06/11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
    06/12 – Grand Junction, CO @ Baron’s
    06/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater
    06/15 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    06/16 – Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
    06/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox
    06/24 – Austin, TX @ The ABGB
    06/29 – Dallas, TX @ Armoury D.E.
    06/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ STASH outdoor stage at 416 E. Main St.
    07/01 – Omaha, NE @ Boat Fest
    07/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
    07/03 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
    07/04 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
    07/06 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    07/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    07/08 – Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Music Festival
    07/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Blind Tiger
    09/28-10/01 – Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest