Seattle’s Sundog released their debut LP All My Love in March 2017. The 12-track album is filled with energetic rock n’ roll and blues sounds, making it a lively listen. Sundog is a four-piece band, but they have a full, really grand sound. All My Love features The Honeynut Horns, a trumpet trio, on several songs which give the songs more fullness and energy.
From beginning to end, this record screams rock n’ roll. Singer and guitarist Danny Francoeur gives a soulful vocal performance, as you especially notice his abilities on the bluesy track “Regret” and the 1950s prom dance love song “I Don’t Mind.” There are some awesome keyboarding moments on All My Love from David Marowitz, specifically on the catchy, “Roll Right Through You.” As a matter of fact, almost every song on here is fun and catchy. At the same time, a couple were too long for me like “Lucky” and “Roadrunner” that are each around five minutes in length. Length isn’t a huge detractor, but it was something I noticed nonetheless.
The top of the band’s website reads “Rock n’ Roll Music in Seattle Washington” and I think that the group stays true to this throughout the entire album. The tracks all flow together because they fall under the same umbrella genre-wise. I would have liked to see the band stretch beyond those rock roots at some points.
At the same time, I think that this group really nails the bluesy rock sound, considering how fluent Francoeur seems to be in singing with a big band.
The production on here is really solid. You can listen to each song on blast and dance the whole way through. “Sweet Mary” is the catchiest track on the album. It’s a fun rock tune that has some excellent trumpet and key parts.
I think that fans of all music types will enjoy this album. It’s not edgy and is very universally listenable. The lyricism is easy to follow and most songs have some intensely feel-good moments making it a sunny day album for sure.
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