“droool” is the debut single of the Bronx-based alt and indie rock band Your Dog. Fronted by Ian Bond, formally of the band Mango, “droool” comes as the lead single off their debut EP, Talking to Bob, which will be released in December on Invertebrate Music.
“droool” is a song of raw emotion and conflicting self-interests. The love Bond sings about passionately is contentious and out of reach. “I don’t want to die with you in my head” he sings, yet decides to pay homage to that very person in this song. The melancholic and reflective tone made clear that the singer’s past relationships have changed who he is and what his outlook on life is.
The double-stacked vocals sound great, possibly something Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse would appreciate. The instrumentation, which consists of electric guitar, bass, and drums, may also be influenced by early Modest Mouse and other indie, punk, and emo acts of the 90s and 2000s. The recording, as well, fits Your Dog’s indie aesthetic. The drums, in particular, sound as if they’re being played in your basement right next to the water heater. It sounds raw; it sounds real.
The song clocks in at a short 2:39, making me wish for more or a bigger finish. As a whole, though, the song touched me very closely. It got me thinking: maybe I, too, should try to forget about my past relationships. Every time I try, though, I can’t help but feel, as Bond puts it at the end of the song, “I’m something, something short of you.”