A transatlantic collaboration between Oakland, CA and London, dog door shared “cover up contest,” their debut single and one that provides a welcome window into the fervent, creative minds of Oliver Girdler (Forced Fandom / O. Girdler) and Jamie Cameron (The Last Dinosaur), whose shared love of lo-fi and kaleidoscopic pop funnels down into the patchwork that makes up dog door’s sonic quilt.
Their debut single pairs immediate melody to the tender, brittle pop of Sparklehorse and Grandaddy, the esoteric ambition of Talk Talk and the collaborative spirit of the Elephant 6 collective.
Jamie Cameron had the following to say about the single:
“Oliver and I channel our slacker heroes to make a lo-fi nostalgia journey to the heart of the sun with verses sounding like forgotten summers, a Velvets psych wig-out middle section and a sunshine Beach Boys-esque chorus crescendo. Come in and wipe your paws off, if you don’t like it you can turn around and go back out the way you came.”
“cover up contest” is the first in a series of recordings from the band set to land over the coming months.
Dog Door are:
Oliver Girdler – vocals, lyrics, multiple instruments
Jamie Cameron – multiple instruments (piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, percussion, synths)
Rachel Lanskey – viola
Luke Glover – modular synth
Yamaha RX17 – drums