Helloooooooo, everyone! Welcome to day thirteen of the Summer Music Series! Today we have a very special guest … Mr. Nate Bagley, aka Bags. This crazy guy has some amazing taste in music and I’m excited to share his post with you today! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the goodness.
By: Nate Bagley
When given the assignment to contribute to 40 Bands in 40 Days I was first flattered, then excited, then overcome with dread and anxiety. There are so many little hidden treasures sitting in my iTunes that I feel you, dear reader, would love to listen to. How can I choose just one?!
I spent hours in my iTunes, panning through songs like a Forty Niner pans for gold. Some of these my little gems would make you want to dance. Some are perfect for a rainy day. Others will make your heart explode with feelings of love and loss. In the end, I chose a band that has demonstrated overall excellence during its history on my iPod. I sneak their songs into playlists, and they almost constantly draw a “Wait… who is this?” remark from friends and strangers alike.
The Dogs, a Chicago based band (with a sub-par internet presence) are based in Chicago… and they’re a band. I don’t know much else about them other than that they jam better than Smuckers. I don’t even remember how I found them. All I know is that The Dogs is one of my all-time favorite random gift from the internet gods. Introducing you to them makes me feel like a true hipster, and should make you feel like one of the music elite.
My two favorite songs, We Don’t Have To Do Anything, and Dance More are full of head-bobbing beats, radical guitars, and dope vocals. It is definitely enough to make your knees freeze and your liver quiver.
For an independent freshman release, their album, Camping sets a high bar for their upcoming album.
Pro tip: Call a massage therapist in advance. Your head will bob so hard.
Huge thanks to Nate for this gem. Hope you enjoyed today’s Summer Music Series musician. See you tomorrow for day fourteen!