All Dogs released their debut full-length, “Kicking Every Day,” in August of 2015. It was produced by Kyle Gilbride, who is known for his work with their spiritual peers, Waxahatchee and Girlpool. The record is a loose amalgam of hazy pop punk singalongs and late 90’s emo jams led by Maryn Jones’ sweet, patient vocal lines.
When she’s not gigging with Saintseneca or performing solo as Yowler, Jones is responsible for All Dogs’ calling card: pointed, biting, and intimate lyricism. She’s a poignant wordsmith who’s especially clever with revealing personal dialogue. “Kicking Every Day” separates itself from its peers with poignant insights about depression and anxiety.
Jones pens all the words and plays guitar but songwriting responsibilities are shared among the quartet. There’s an obvious connection between the group, who glow with warmth and welcome. They share glances on stage and connect with fans through collective group chants. All Dogs are not exclusively self-deprecating; they exude the perfect balance of personal critique in their jangly pop. “Kicking Every Day” is seen through the lens of a narrator who understands her flaws but isn’t afraid to point out those in others, making it applicable to just about everyone.
Watch the band perform cuts from the debut on Audiotree Live.
1. How Long
3. Black Hole
4. Sunday Morning
5. That Kind of Girl
6. Your Mistakes
Maryn Jones – Guitar and Vocals
Nick Harris – Guitar
Amanda Bartley – Bass
Jesse Wither – Drums
Visit the band’s website
For our friends who live in countries where YouTube is blocked, watch the session on Vimeo.