Joy As a Toy - "Disco Dog"

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Monday, Aug 9, 2010

If you miss Stereolab and Mr. Bungle—and I think we all do—then you owe it to yourself to give a listen to “Disco Dog”, from Belgian threesome Joy as a Toy. The specters of those progressive pop geniuses loom over all three-and-a-half glorious minutes, from the angular start-stop rhythms, to the brassy freak-outs in the middle, to the vibraphones throughout which sound straight off Stereolab’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup.


“Disco Dog” is the first track off the band’s debut album Valparaiso, out right now on Cheap Satanism Records. Stream the whole album for free here.


P.S. What the hell is a “disco dog” anyway? The lyrics—alternately sung and barked, naturally—don’t shed much light on this mystery. Neither does a Google search, even if it does reveal the term as an inexplicably popular brand name.


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