Cesar Ruiz spends a lot of time playing with both Dogbreth and Diners, both bands we enjoy, but he’s stepping out into the light on his own. The guitar work is really crisp, though also walking the current line between 80s nostalgia and dream pop. His vocals are definitely refreshing; there’s a real clarity that allows you to focus on his innate ability to provide playful pop sensations to his audience. If you’re looking for a relaxed ditty to push you out into the afternoon sun, then look no further. His album For Music Lovers will be available in June.
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On the first few singles from Dogbreth, the band have brandished a broad array of sounds, but mostly in the energy-fueled power-pop genre. This latest single, however, displays a variance, even a softer side. It’s a steadying tune, filled in by all these elements that give huge depth; there’s a saxophone included, tapping drum work and a pleasant vocal added to the main one in the mix. This tune might not hit you over the head with immediacy like others, but its got the emotional pull for longevity. Their new record, Second Home, will be released on August 5th via Asian Man Records.
There’s something nostalgic in the songs that Dogbreth are creating, something that reminds me of days when I didn’t care about what was cool or what had too much hype…it was just something fun to enjoy. Ultimately, those are the sort of bands that paved the way for me to become such a music-a-holic; I admittedly forget that from time to time, so it’s great to have a reminder of just what a great song, or album, can do. The group will released Second Home on August 5th (Asian Man Records), and I expect to wholly enjoy every song on this record…I expect you might too.