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Dongs Of Sevotion

Drag City

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After a decade as one of indie rock's most consistent, versatile artists, Smog's ninth album catalogs the sounds and emotions that Bill Callahan explored on previous albums. Dongs of Sevotion borrows Wild Love's chamber rock arrangements, Red Apple Falls' droning folk, The Doctor Came at Dawn's painful honesty, Knock Knock's sardonic humor, and even nods to Burning Kingdom's album artwork. While these eclectic influences could have had scattered results, Dongs of Sevotion is remarkably spare and focused; over half the album is just Callahan on vocals and guitar and/or piano, with Tortoise's John McEntire on drums. Not surprisingly, the starker songs are the most lyrically loaded. On the coming-of-age ballad "Nineteen," Callahan laments, "My movements were slow/She didn't even know/What she was taking away," and on "Devotion," he notes, "There are some terrible gossips in this town/With jaws like vices and eyes like drains." "Easily Led" and "Distance" are musically and emotionally similar, tending to blend together in the middle of the album. All Music Guide


ITEM DETAILS:
Artist: Smog
Title: Dongs of Sevotion
Label: Drag City
Cat #:DC169
Year: 2000
Format: 2LP

TRACK LIST:

Justice Aversion
Dress Sexy at My Funeral
Strayed
Hard Road
Easily Led
Bloodflow
Nineteen
Distance
Devotion
Cold Discovery
Permanent Smile


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