New Music: The Format – Dog ProblemsPosted on September 23rd, 2006 1 comment
Unlike most of the people who frequent Murky with their laptops, I normally do not put on my headphones unless their is no music playing, bad music playing, or obnoxious people talking loudly. I enjoy the exposure to the new and different groups, albums, genres, and styles that the ecclectic mix of people behind the counter choose to play; most of the time it is nothing too special, but occasionally I discover something new.
I was working there a few days ago, and I found my concentration consistently broken by the music playing in the background. I approached the counter and inquired as to the artist and album, and was informed that it was “Dog Problems” by The Format. I quickly purchased the tracks on my favorite music store, and have given it a more thorough listening.
Verdict: Damn Good. Highly recommended.
Their sound is a crisp alternative rock, with some great instrumentals standing out in every part of the music. Think of the clever instrumental use by Modest Mouse, and then make it a bit less edgy and a lot more integrated and harmonious. The tunes are catchy, the lyrics are intelligent and interesting, and the rhythms are clever.
The tunes are sweet man, lyrics are actually intriguing and meaningful and witty. I love it.