Blank Dogs wipe off the shit, keep the steady gaze focused somewhere between their shoes and yours, and take a dip in some minimal synth for the lead-off track on a new Captured Tracks 12-inch Phrases.

">Blank Dogs, "Heat and Depression"

It's hard to think of this track as chasing recent sea-changing trends away from rusty lo-fi hiss towards disco and dark goth glint, if only because Blank Dogs has always been a slow-burn bedroom project left open to the devices of one Mike Sniper and whatever proclivities seize him that day. More "response" than revisionism.

The band currently consists of Mike Sniper plus two live musicians, and the trio are in the midst of a North American tour.

Blank Dogs Spring 2010 tour dates

April
07 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern ^
08 Detroit, MI Pike Room ^
10 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle ^
16 Vancouver, BC Reg's #
17 Seattle, WA Lo-Fi Gallery #
18 Portland, OR Rotture #
20 Oakland, CA 21 Grand #
22 San Francisco, CA The Eagle #*
24 San Diego, CA The Casbah #
25 Los Angeles, CA The Echo / Part Time Punks #
28 New York, NY Home Sweet Home %

* = w/ Fresh And Onlys
% = Wierd Records Party
^ = w/ Wetdog
# = w/ Cosmetics