Everyday Dogs is a rock act made up of brothers Jesse and Julian Inglima and their friends Lucas LoPiccolo and Jack Gregg. They formed in Alpharetta, Georgia at a summer camp in 2017 where they bonded over a shared passion for classic and alternative rock. They would host late-night basement jam sessions, of course loud enough for the whole neighbourhood to hear, covering songs by their favourite artists. This is where they discovered their chemistry as a band, and shortly thereafter they decided to channel their musical energy into writing their own songs. It was at this time that the band officially formed as Everyday Dogs. The band relocated to Athens, Georgia, where Jesse, Julian and Lucas all attended the University of Georgia.
The band quickly took the stage at popular local spots such as Caledonia Lounge, 40 Watt Club and Georgia Theatre. Since then, they have moved on to play venues in Atlanta, Georgia such as Smith’s Olde Bar and Center Stage. Less than a year since their formation, Everyday Dogs has recorded a self-titled EP in Boston, Massachusetts, and a second EP in Nashville, Tennessee. BuzzMusic is happy to release a brand new single by Everyday Dogs called “Nevada”.
The song opens with an acoustic guitar and voice, which lulls one into a false sense of security that this is a simple singer-songwriter act. This myth is quickly dispelled as the band launches the song into a high energy rock groove. One can clearly hear the influences of classic rock, but this isn’t the only genre this band is capable of. There are twists and turns that make this song into something much more modern. The drums, bass and guitars are raucous and tightly knit, and the vocals are soaring and passionate, delivered with finesse, energy and confidence. Harkening back to the 80s, the guitar solo that breaks the song up is absolutely blistering. With “Nevada”, it’s clear that Everyday Dogs mean business, and we can’t wait to see what they dream up for the future.
Give a listen to Everyday Dogs "Nevada" and check out their exclusive interview below where we're let in on the music scene in Georgia, and the bands goals for this year!
As Georgia residents, how would you describe the overall music scene there?
As a band, we have really honed in on the Athens music scene in particular, while also getting involved in Atlanta as well. Athens is a very ‘band-friendly’ city. There is an active music scene there that is fueled heavily by the University of Georgia as well as the long history of other bands that have gotten their start in Athens. Crowds are energetic and people have a desire to consume good live music.
Is there a particular meaning behind your new single, “Nevada”?
Musically, this is our heavy-hitter that fully captures how we describe our sound: alt-rock with the spirit of rock-n-roll. As far as the lyrical meaning behind the song, it’s a simple but bittersweet story about falling for a girl you’ve just met that moves away.
What is your writing process like? Do you all collaborate with ideas back and forth or is it more streamlined than that?
Our writing process is probably a little bit of both. Usually, one of us [Jesse and Julian Inglima] will have a rough outline for a song (a verse, possibly a chorus, and some lyrics) and then we will bring it into a practice for the rest of the band to put their mark on and add their own musical contributions.
You guys have a great old-school vibe. Who would you say are your biggest musical influences?
All of us in the band are big fans of the great alternative music that has come out since the ‘90s. That includes a lot of classic grunge bands (Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc.) to newer stuff that has been within our own lifetimes (Cage the Elephant, The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr., etc).
What does the future have in store for Everyday Dogs?
Our goal right now is to grow our fanbase and let more and more people know who we are and what we’re about. We love writing music that is really grounded in a rock style, and we just want to share that with as many people as possible.
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