New Saturday Knights – “Dog Park”

Amrit spends a lot of time at the dog park, so he might be better able to unpack the romantic (and chain) entanglements (and list of designer puppy breeds) in the Saturday Knights “Dog Park,” but sonically, the Seattle hip-hoppers mix shimmery Spaceman 3 distorted background pulses and tambourines with overlapping vocal harmonies, both rap and sung, and various dog references (whistles, “come here, girl,” etc). It’s a fun summertime track from the trio of Tilson, Barfly, and DJ Suspence’s Mingle, out in June on Light In The Attic, the Seattle label most recently remembered for the Black Angels, Karen Dalton, Betty Davis, Os Mutantes, etc. That’s what one would commonly call “eclectic.”

The Saturday Knights – “Dog Park” (MP3)

You can hear another Mingle track, “45,” at their MySpace. And, speaking of mingling, the album includes various guests, including the Dap Kings, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Jack Endino, and Jim Horn, who played on Pet Sounds and the Shaft soundtrack. The band has some Seattle dates with RZA and Budos Band, also listed at MySpace.

Mingle is out 6/24 on Light In The Attic.

[Photo by Hilary Harris]