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Everybody Likes Dogs

by Earl Boykins

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5/8 BSP Lounge - w/ Battle Ave, Pelican Movement


released September 30, 2014

"This tape *shreds*, is best turned up loud, and give yourself some headspace to rock in." - Ethan, Tape Famous

"I like dogs, but I like this album a lot too." - In Afternoon Air

"They’ve cleaned up their sound for their new EP Everybody Likes Dogs, which is a sentiment that’s as agreeable as their music. Taking on the name of another famous athlete, “Lance Armstrong” is a warm and enveloping song that borders on twee and, for as confident as it sounds, it also betrays a sense of vulnerability and a cloying desire for connection." - James Rettig, Stereogum

"Earl Boykins has become a two piece, and their new EP, Everybody Likes Dogs, is only five tracks. But the band was right about the “incredibly different new jams.” Earl Boykins have not lost their rocket-fast fury on Everybody Likes Dogs, but their newfound restraint allows catchy melodies and raw lyrics to shine through. Everybody Likes Dogs is a self-assured release that proves the band is open to growth but also ready to take control." - Quinn Moreland, IMPOSE Magazine

"Judging by “Lance Armstrong”, Everybody Likes Dogs seems like it’ll be a much more turned down effort. The thrashy, hardcore approach seems like it has been traded in for janglier, poppier tunes... I’m hoping that my forecast is accurate — this new-look Earl Boykins resonates with me way more than their previous release." - Gelatinous Blog

"Led by the standout single, “Lance Armstrong” with its driving rhythm, bright melodies and elastic 90’s guitar tone; this very promising new collection of songs streamlines the fuzzed-out noise-addled hardcore outbursts of their debut EP, FRIENDS - released earlier this year – and allows the band’s infectious pop chops to come to the forefront alongside jangly guitars and cleaner production that only heightens the anticipation for a full-length release." - Atlas and the Anchor

"There are little licks in here worth going back for; scraps and bits to really pay attention to. It’s kinda like visiting some place you used to go on school holidays only to find out your parents used to score cheap weed there. And then finding out that you can get a family discount cause the guy remembers your mum or you have the same moustache as your dad, or something like that." - Sonic Masala

Recorded by Chris Daly at Salvation Recording Co
New Paltz, NY

Mastered by Jamal Ruhe

Additional Engineering by B Moon. Long Live B Moon.



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