“Thought this was legitimate,” Peter Helmis grouses at the end of “Ideal Decanter,” the latest track we’ve heard from Dogs On Acid’s upcoming self-titled debut. The Philadelphia four-piece, a mishmosh of other groups including Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing, have traded in sparkling punk on their first three singles — “The Prick,” “Make It Easy,” and “Keep In Touch” — and there’s more where that came on their latest, which questions the authenticity of other people’s feelings as well as your own. Defeatist lines like “Truth is there’s better company at the bottom” and “There came a moment I’ve been waiting for/ I didn’t want it anymore” are bolstered by the band’s lively, hook-heavy slant. Listen below.
Dogs On Acid is out 8/28 via Jade Tree.