Rise Above, 180gm turquoise vinyl in single sleeve with insert. First press limited to 500 copies, Every once in a while, certainly not every day, a band comes along with that timeless vibe and natural chemistry: White Dog are one of those bands! Hailing from Austin, Texas, they play classic sounding bluesy, doom-laden psychedelic-rock with seemingly effortless ease. Devoid of digital interference, their debut album was recorded direct to tape and shines in analogue glory, which is exactly their blend of timeless rock n roll was meant to. As a result, the album feels almost like a real-time fever dream, with the ultimate psychedelic house band wailing away as reality disintegrates elsewhere. With a sound that owes a noble debt to the greats of proto-metal, heavy progressive rock and turbocharged psychedelia, White Dog explore all kinds of exhilarating territory on their debut. From the flailing, psych-rock kaleidoscope of opener Sawtooth to the edgy, Witchcraft-like strut of Lanterns, and on to the lysergic garage rock of Crystal Panther and wickedly epic closer Verus Cultus, the Texans’ first full-length is a triumph for unpretentious authenticity and the art of old school song-writing.