that dog. was one of those bands of the 90's that, unfortunately, many people may not have heard of. They wrote poppy, yet grungy songs about crushes and young love, with violin and 3-part vocal harmonies. Throughout the mid-90's they were always just a step away from labelmates, Weezer (members sang on Weezer b-sides, and collaborated in side-project The Rentals) but they never shared Weezer's MASSIVE success, even with many connections within the music industry. (Singer Anna Waronker's brother was Beck's drummer, the Haden sisters father is Charlie Haden, a famous jazz bassist, and their triplet sister Tanya is married to Jack Black). Indie kids and critics loved them, and by the reactions at their New York reunion show on Thursday night, that love hasn't faded a bit.
Hopefully, this isn't the last of that dog. Anna Waronker was recently interviewed in the Village Voice and hinted that it wasn't the end.
It would be criminal not to ask: Are you writing new songs for That Dog.? Welll... uh. Hmm. How do I answer this. We have not yet discussed exactly what we want to do in the future. We only planned on doing a couple shows, and then we threw in the Largo ones. So we haven't had an official conversation all together about what we see the future holding, but we've had individual conversations and it seems like there will be something for sure. I've started to put that hat back on.Click through the jump for the full set list, video from the reunion show, and a few favorite music videos.