Music

the countdown to DOGLEG!

February 7, 2020

Show up to any Dogleg show and you’ll get a chance to challenge bassist Chase Macinski to a round of Super Smash Bros. Melee; beat him and you’ll win free merch. To this day, despite the Michigan breakout band having played hundreds of shows across the entire United States, only a few have claimed this sweet victory.

Their collective obsession with the game is a huge inspiration behind the title of their highly-anticipated debut album, Melee, coming out on March 13 via Triple Crown Records––but there’s so much more going on than meets the eye. In the works for the better part of two years, Melee is a relentless force when it comes to modern rock music, blending aspects of post-punk and emo to create one of the most undeniably impressive debuts of recent years.


Melee is available to pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/legdog

Dogleg has been working on Melee for upwards of two years, completely crafting the album from the garage and basement of their home––and it shows. They stay true to their roots of earthy, room-filling, DIY with their home recordings, but have honed their skills with lessons in patient songwriting and production work. Through shredded vocal cords, cascading melodies and scathing commentary on self-doubt, depression, and anxiety, Dogleg takes absolutely no prisoners on their explosive path forward.


Opening the album, and the follow-up to 2019’s breakout track “Fox,” Dogleg’s latest single "Kawasaki Backflip" immediately propels the listener through two options of how anxiety and depression will be dealt with––by burning it all down with fire, or letting yourself be blown away completely by the wind. The accompanying video shows the band at its most violent, destroying everything in its path in an effort to make sense of the internal turmoil of these important feelings.

Just a few months back, Dogleg released the first taste of Melee in “Fox.” It’s sheer power and intensity immediately caught the attention of fans and critics across the world, garnering such high praise as Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music title and features from The FADER, MTV, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan,  KEXP, and more.

“Fox” conveys a story of anger, anguish, and disappointment. An adeptness at combining anthemic choruses and infectious, danceable riffs with intense emotional messages is one of the band's hallmarks. However, there's no doubt that Dogleg toys the line with light and darkness very often––the song itself is named after Fox McCloud from Nintendo's ‘Star Fox’ franchise, and the band is always able to throw in moments of camaraderie and togetherness, as shown by the intense group chorus.

photo by Kris Hermann

"Play fast." It's a phrase that has been tied together with the experience of Dogleg since the very beginning, when guitarist Alex Stoitsiadis taped the words to his guitar, signifying to the crowd exactly what they were about to be experiencing. Since that time in 2016, the project has gone from a solo bedroom-emo dream to a mature and fierce four-piece punk force, featuring bassist Chase Macinski, rhythm guitarist Parker Grissom, and drummer Jacob Hanlon. In the three years since their inception, Dogleg has been screaming their way out of basements and onto the road with relentless touring schedules, with both crowds and stages growing, and sharing bills alongside the likes of Joyce Manor, Foxing, Oso Oso, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Thin Lips, and more.

Music

the countdown to DOGLEG!

February 7, 2020

Show up to any Dogleg show and you’ll get a chance to challenge bassist Chase Macinski to a round of Super Smash Bros. Melee; beat him and you’ll win free merch. To this day, despite the Michigan breakout band having played hundreds of shows across the entire United States, only a few have claimed this sweet victory.

Their collective obsession with the game is a huge inspiration behind the title of their highly-anticipated debut album, Melee, coming out on March 13 via Triple Crown Records––but there’s so much more going on than meets the eye. In the works for the better part of two years, Melee is a relentless force when it comes to modern rock music, blending aspects of post-punk and emo to create one of the most undeniably impressive debuts of recent years.


Melee is available to pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/legdog

Dogleg has been working on Melee for upwards of two years, completely crafting the album from the garage and basement of their home––and it shows. They stay true to their roots of earthy, room-filling, DIY with their home recordings, but have honed their skills with lessons in patient songwriting and production work. Through shredded vocal cords, cascading melodies and scathing commentary on self-doubt, depression, and anxiety, Dogleg takes absolutely no prisoners on their explosive path forward.


Opening the album, and the follow-up to 2019’s breakout track “Fox,” Dogleg’s latest single "Kawasaki Backflip" immediately propels the listener through two options of how anxiety and depression will be dealt with––by burning it all down with fire, or letting yourself be blown away completely by the wind. The accompanying video shows the band at its most violent, destroying everything in its path in an effort to make sense of the internal turmoil of these important feelings.

Just a few months back, Dogleg released the first taste of Melee in “Fox.” It’s sheer power and intensity immediately caught the attention of fans and critics across the world, garnering such high praise as Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music title and features from The FADER, MTV, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan,  KEXP, and more.

“Fox” conveys a story of anger, anguish, and disappointment. An adeptness at combining anthemic choruses and infectious, danceable riffs with intense emotional messages is one of the band's hallmarks. However, there's no doubt that Dogleg toys the line with light and darkness very often––the song itself is named after Fox McCloud from Nintendo's ‘Star Fox’ franchise, and the band is always able to throw in moments of camaraderie and togetherness, as shown by the intense group chorus.

photo by Kris Hermann

"Play fast." It's a phrase that has been tied together with the experience of Dogleg since the very beginning, when guitarist Alex Stoitsiadis taped the words to his guitar, signifying to the crowd exactly what they were about to be experiencing. Since that time in 2016, the project has gone from a solo bedroom-emo dream to a mature and fierce four-piece punk force, featuring bassist Chase Macinski, rhythm guitarist Parker Grissom, and drummer Jacob Hanlon. In the three years since their inception, Dogleg has been screaming their way out of basements and onto the road with relentless touring schedules, with both crowds and stages growing, and sharing bills alongside the likes of Joyce Manor, Foxing, Oso Oso, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Thin Lips, and more.

Music

the countdown to DOGLEG!

February 20, 2020

Show up to any Dogleg show and you’ll get a chance to challenge bassist Chase Macinski to a round of Super Smash Bros. Melee; beat him and you’ll win free merch. To this day, despite the Michigan breakout band having played hundreds of shows across the entire United States, only a few have claimed this sweet victory.

Their collective obsession with the game is a huge inspiration behind the title of their highly-anticipated debut album, Melee, coming out on March 13 via Triple Crown Records––but there’s so much more going on than meets the eye. In the works for the better part of two years, Melee is a relentless force when it comes to modern rock music, blending aspects of post-punk and emo to create one of the most undeniably impressive debuts of recent years.


Melee is available to pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/legdog

Dogleg has been working on Melee for upwards of two years, completely crafting the album from the garage and basement of their home––and it shows. They stay true to their roots of earthy, room-filling, DIY with their home recordings, but have honed their skills with lessons in patient songwriting and production work. Through shredded vocal cords, cascading melodies and scathing commentary on self-doubt, depression, and anxiety, Dogleg takes absolutely no prisoners on their explosive path forward.


Opening the album, and the follow-up to 2019’s breakout track “Fox,” Dogleg’s latest single "Kawasaki Backflip" immediately propels the listener through two options of how anxiety and depression will be dealt with––by burning it all down with fire, or letting yourself be blown away completely by the wind. The accompanying video shows the band at its most violent, destroying everything in its path in an effort to make sense of the internal turmoil of these important feelings.

Just a few months back, Dogleg released the first taste of Melee in “Fox.” It’s sheer power and intensity immediately caught the attention of fans and critics across the world, garnering such high praise as Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music title and features from The FADER, MTV, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan,  KEXP, and more.

“Fox” conveys a story of anger, anguish, and disappointment. An adeptness at combining anthemic choruses and infectious, danceable riffs with intense emotional messages is one of the band's hallmarks. However, there's no doubt that Dogleg toys the line with light and darkness very often––the song itself is named after Fox McCloud from Nintendo's ‘Star Fox’ franchise, and the band is always able to throw in moments of camaraderie and togetherness, as shown by the intense group chorus.

photo by Kris Hermann

"Play fast." It's a phrase that has been tied together with the experience of Dogleg since the very beginning, when guitarist Alex Stoitsiadis taped the words to his guitar, signifying to the crowd exactly what they were about to be experiencing. Since that time in 2016, the project has gone from a solo bedroom-emo dream to a mature and fierce four-piece punk force, featuring bassist Chase Macinski, rhythm guitarist Parker Grissom, and drummer Jacob Hanlon. In the three years since their inception, Dogleg has been screaming their way out of basements and onto the road with relentless touring schedules, with both crowds and stages growing, and sharing bills alongside the likes of Joyce Manor, Foxing, Oso Oso, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Thin Lips, and more.