DEAD DOG: Precious Child: LP

Dead Dog from Athens, Georgia do power pop and power trio just right. The crashing drums, fuzzed-out guitar notes, rumbling bass, and scratchy sing-song vocals each have room to breathe, but come together as a loud and jubilant whole. The songs celebrate underdog life and present as punk, but move along with an undercurrent of the sweetest ‘90s alterna-pop. The eight-song album (ask Nørb if this counts as an LP) comes together with such sureness that the Ramones cover at the end could pass for an original. 

 –Chris Terry (Dead Broke)