The Dog Days are popularly believed to be a time "when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies".
The music played here are the varying prophecies and sentiments of a now missing ex-banker and his allies who quit in disgust during the hedonism, inauthenticity and callousness of the boom years. Songs such as Dreamer and Shame on You eerily foretold the crash to come in poetic tones, while the distraught time spent on the other side of the tracks is penned beautifully in songs such as Did you Ever.
Where are they now, these unsung heroes of our time? With no money to continue and a curse of tinnitus in the ears the singer became unhinged and impossible to work with. He hasn't been seen for 2 years as he left drowning his pain in the only medication he could find… leaving behind these unfinished tapes and a story incomplete…
For now, it's our little secret… but the recent financial crisis has made these visions seem all the more coherent and while we cannot find the singer, we are attempting to resurrect the story with remastered tapes and a talented producer… we'll post the results here in due course.
Myspace at www.myspace.com/thedogdays
www.last.fm/music/Creel+Commission - previous band