Every now and then I need to listen to this album because it makes me feel better. It’s smooth and original and full of life and wit and really cool tunes. And it’s got the word ‘dog’ in it which is my favorite word.
Favorite track: Episodes in the Park.
Rose Droll’s debut album, Your Dog, is a record that defies all labels and mystifies people trying to compare it to anything else. It’s a captivating listen from the San Francisco-based artist, one that rewards multiple listens and a close reading of the lyric sheet. The self-recorded/produced album was made in a duplex in LA’s Highland Park and in a quiet cabin in Big Bear, mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Foxes In Fiction, Ricky Eat Acid, (Sandy) Alex G). Rose played every instrument on the record, including guitar, piano, drums, bass, cello, and glockenspiel. The songs tell a meticulous and complex story, detailing the joy and despair following the inception and drawn-out end of various romantic connections and her division from Christianity. Though written over a lengthy period of time about many different subjects, the songs all have one major thing in common: the commitment to honesty, often telling these stories exactly as they happened.
released November 16, 2018
All songs written, recorded, and performed by Rose Droll.
Mixed by Trevor Brooks.
Mastered by Warren Hildebrand.
Album cover art by Bill Kiely.
Taylor Vick (vox) on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
Travis Vick (vox) on tracks 4 & 9
Michael Gorman (vox) on tracks 2, 7, 9
Strings on tracks 3 & 7 performed by Shawn Alpay (cello) and Sophia Kreide (violin).
No Face is a reminder of my difference, but it is the song that brings me the most comfort at the same time. I've listened to this album more times than I can remember, to the point where one of the songs are always playing in the back of my head. camilrice
I love the tone and experience of this whole album. Its tone is pretty sad overall I think, and it has a lot of its own flavor. And there are some calming and wonderful vibes on here (like Water Me Down and Flood)! Beautiful. mightyzote