"For an acoustic band, Dogtooth manage to be really loud. If you're suffering from banjo fatigue, their new self-titled probably isn't for you, but for a multigenerational boot stomp/barn dance, you'd be hard-pressed to find better. Dogtooth are workaholic performers about town, which is a good thing, since this music demands to be heard live. They have found that elusive sonic bridge between the Great Depression and this new one, with hooky songwriting and the authenticity of roots music, unadulterated by newfangled electric guitars. This is the sound that T-Bone Burnett has been chasing for the last 30 years. There are harmonicas, mandolins, and fiddles, and four-sixths of the band sings. Not with carefully composed harmonies, but in a way that sounds muscular and spontaneous—like maybe we could all join in." Rebecca Wilson - Portland Mercury 5/16/2012
Following our rowdy live shows in the Pacific Northwest in 2011, we shifted our focus to converting our live sound into our debut album. Four months and countless beers later, we have finally produced the greatest Portland-based folk/bluegrass/gypsy-swing album ever created!
Corwin Bolt - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Jeff Masterson - Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Vocals
Jason Oppat - Drums, Harmonica, Guitar, Hammond, Melodica, Ukulele, Tambourine, Vocals
Will Gibbs - Bass
Carl Rozas - Violin, Vocals
Recorded and Mixed by Jason Oppat at the Cereal Box; February/March 2012
Mastered by Kevin Nettleingham
Album Art by Greg Luckeroth
Graphic Design by Ila Kriegh
P.S. One of those beers made an appearance on the album. See if you can find it!