Canine phallic music
November 30, 2013 10:48 AM   Subscribe

It's easy to dismiss DJ Dog Dick as a juvenile joke. Anyone with that name for a project can't be doing anything worthy of my time, right? But dig deeper, and what emerges is a man eloquently, urgently capturing the details of his life on the fringes of America. After years operating in the outsider noise scene, combining modular drones and off-kilter raps into a singular live show, 2013 saw a move toward something different. The Identity EP earlier this year was his statement of intent, a miniature coming of age narrative (stream full EP here.) His debut full-length on Hoss Records, The Life Stains was released last week. It's an ambitious, often deeply personal pop album. A modern song cycle about the way we live now. It also happens to be slathered in weirdo diarrhea death production. Watch the video for "Dried Old Leaves" and listen to "The Grease I Got", one of the best songs I've heard this year. And read a great little interview with Noisey that sheds light on where Eisenberg came from and where he's going with this unusual project.
posted by naju (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
You know, there are few things I would rather not consider than "dog dick". The music is pretty interesting though.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:02 PM on November 30, 2013

At first I thought the title of this post was "canine phallic museum" and I was very surprised.
posted by kavasa at 12:07 PM on November 30, 2013

DJ Dog Dick played our closing party for Babycastles at 285 Kent in Williamsburg along with Wu-Tang Clan back in 2011. Guy's alright with me!
posted by GameDesignerBen at 1:05 PM on November 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's easy to dismiss DJ Dog Dick as a juvenile joke.

You're right ... it is.
posted by Twang at 1:11 PM on November 30, 2013 [5 favorites]

I really liked 'The Grease I got'. The live show looks like fun. No idea what's going on though, in a good way. The ability to rapidly segue between boffin-tweaking of homemade electronics and crowdsurfing is a plus in this scene, I see.
posted by aesop at 3:25 PM on November 30, 2013

Dried old leaves is pish though. Ho hum.
posted by aesop at 3:26 PM on November 30, 2013

Is his debut going to be called Red Rover?
posted by Renoroc at 3:43 PM on November 30, 2013

my favorite Dogdick manifestation is this collab with Eric Copeland of Black Dice:

posted by Conrad-Casserole at 4:56 PM on November 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I now have "DJ Dog Dick" in my Google search history. I wonder if he has a song called "pink boner."
posted by ChuckRamone at 7:41 PM on November 30, 2013

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