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Review – Dali’s Llama – Howl Do You Do?

I was pleasantly surprised last year when I found out that Dali’s Llama was working on a new album. Their 2009 release, Raw is Real wasn’t even out for 3 months at that point. The bands newest album, Howl Do You Do? Just came across The Soda Shop’s “C” office. Now that I’ve had a chance to listen to it, I’m going to share my thoughts on the album.

For starters you can almost forget everything you’ve heard from the band for the past number of years they’ve been putting albums out. This new album has a garage rock feel to it, something the band set out to do. Instead of putting out a desert rock album similar to Fatso Jetson or Angelo Jackson, you have an album more similar sounding to Dollhouse or The Bonnevilles. Really what you have here is a solid album start to finish.

The album starts off with the track “Flustrated” which is a little weird sounding at first but it sets the tone for the album. The guitars are a bit heavy and there’s plenty use of the organ. The third track which is also the album name, “Howl Do You Do?” is a fast paced rock number and my second favorite song. “Infected With The Blues Again” is a nice southern blues rock song (thus the name). “Plaid Rainbow” closes off the album with a nice bass line to start and plenty of instrumental playing in a great rocking track that comes in just under 10 minutes. Ok, I lied, there is a hidden track which is a weird little acoustic number bit still cool. I’m not going to spoil it for you, you’ll have to listen for yourself.

Howl Do You Do? Is a great album start to end. Fans of Dali’s Llama previous work will enjoy this. It’s not a far stray from what they’ve done in the past and it’s a nice change of pace. The album keeps their current fans happy while at the same time a good album to draw in new fans. The album is full of catchy riffs and lyrics. It’s a very good possibility that you may get a song or two stuck in your head like I did. I’ve listened to a lot of good albums this year, Howl Do You Do? is one of them. Dali’s Llama has two tracks available to listen to on their Myspace page check them out and see for yourself. Let’s us know in the comments what you think.

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