New album Dead and Gone out Sept. 28

Dog Is Blue - Dead and Gone

It’s been a while, but our new album, Dead and Gone, comes out on Sept. 28, 2018. Digital distributed by Zunior, it will be available on all the usual streaming/download services.

We’ve got a release party in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 29 in our neighbourhood at Dora Keogh’s on Danforth. Afterwards we’re playing sporadic shows in Oct/Nov including Prince Edward County and a few house shows in the Halifax area. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Here’s the tracklist:

  • 01. Flightless Birds
  • 02. Little Dragon Slayer
  • 03. It’s OK
  • 04. Skeleton
  • 05. Poor Old Ben
  • 06. Button Song
  • 07. Kalamazoo
  • 08. Feel Good Hit
  • 09. Young Pup
  • 10. I Got Nothing
  • 11. Dead and Gone

Dog Is Blue Fuzz Pedals

DIY Dog Is Blue fuzz pedals

Handmade fuzz pedals built by Paul!

Based on a tried and true classic circuit (the Bazz Fuss), each pedal is tweaked to sonically destructive perfection then custom painted with splattery chaos.

Featuring a simple 1-knob configuration and built for use with standard 9v guitar pedal adapters, the custom Dog Is Blue Fuzz is the perfect tool for quick and dirty mayhem. Great for leads, feak-outs and general musical terror.

Feel free to contact Paul directly for any questions.

SOLD OUT: we’re out of fuzz pedals for now, but hang tight and there may be more on the way (email Paul for more info if you’re still interested in getting in line).

If you’re curious about more than just guitar, check out the 1:10 mark of Dog Is Blue’s cover of J.J. Cale’s “Call The Doctor” and you’ll heard the fuzz pedal scorch on the lead keyboard line:

Buy Our Music: Tortoise Is Officially Released!

Dog Is Blue - TortoiseOur new album is finally out today! We’re really proud of Tortoise and appreciate all your support. Here are a couple quick snippets from around the internet:

“Blending folk tradition and rock embellishments, the duo’s subtle and charming tunes are perfect for relaxed, summer afternoons in the backyard.” Quick Before It Melts

“They are more than a boy / girl folk duo. Loops, noise, more upbeat melodies and the sage like production of Andy Magoffin make Tortoise surprisingly invigorating and danceable.” Herohill

Buy CD and digital from Zunior | Bandcamp | iTunes | emusic

If you can’t tell, we’re incredibly excited and appreciate any help spreading the word. Thanks guys!

Tortoise Is Out: Early Digital Release At Zunior!

Dog Is Blue - is pretty much the best thing going when it comes to independent Canadian music—a volunteer-based online store run by a few music-lovers (including yours truly) dedicated to showcasing the best independent Canadian music. That’s why we’ve chosen to give Zunior an exclusive early release of Tortoise.

Grab an MP3 download of the album here for $8.88 or choose the CD with MP3 option to get the best of both worlds!

Oh, speaking of Tortoise, here’s the first full review of the album from Toronto’s Woo!

New Merch: Dog Is Blue T-Shirts!

Dog Is Blue T-ShirtsWe’ve finally gotten off our butts and made t-shirts! This first run is an ultra-limited edition white on navy that is going like wearable hot-cakes.

We got these made locally at a very friendly place in our neighbourhood. They are cotton and use eco-friendly inks!

The idea is to do a one-time batch of this colour/design, then do something different next round. That means once these guys are gone, they’re gone!

As a bonus, if you order online we’ll throw in download codes for BOTH of our previous releases (codes emailed after purchase)!

Within Canada: $15
Plus Shipping
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International: $15
Plus Shipping
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This is also an excuse to test out some fancy-shmancy new features that will allow us to start selling things like albums & downloads directly from our own site. Give us feedback on the process!


Dog Is Blue Paintings!

Dog Is Blue Paintings!
I’ve been doing these paintings based on the …Makes Ghost Noises album cover for a while now. We sell them at shows and they include download codes for both of our releases. Most are sold, but I’ll be doing more soon (and Laura will be doing a series based on our upcoming album cover).

Here’s the page I just added where you can see the 24 paintings so far.

Check out the video we did a while back for “Raise Your Dead (Reprise)” to see how they’re made (Laura filmed me working on painting #14).