Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming – aka Diane Coffee – will release his second full length LP on September 4th via Western Vinyl. Everybody’s A Good Dog is the first true realization of Fleming’s Little Shop of Horrors -meets-Aladdin Sane vision, recorded in a proper studio with an assortment of guest artists, horn section, and string ensemble. Check out the first single “Everyday,” below.
Just as Diane Coffee’s debut LP, 2013’s My Friend Fish, was inspired by Fleming’s move from sunny California to New York City, Everybody’s A Good Dog took shape after this former Disney child actor uprooted again from NYC to the much smaller town of Bloomington, IN – “spontaneous moves have always helped to inspire my writing” he explains. This downsizing provided Fleming with a blank slate to create – “I missed the quiet. I missed having a fire. I missed the color green.”
The songs on Everybody’s A Good Dog capture this sense of clarity, channeling the New York Dolls or T-Rex at their strutting-est and Meatloaf at his most theatrical, with shades of Motown-worthy soul. The gentle psychedellia on opener “Spring Breathes” gives way to a pounding prog breakdown, “Mayflower” leads with a monster funk-fueled horn riff, while on “Tams Up” Fleming fronts his own one-man doo-wop group.
‘Everybody’s A Good Dog’ tracklist:
1. Spring Breathes
3. Soon To Be, Won’t To Be
4. Down In The Current
5. Tams Up
8. Duet (feat. Felicia Douglass)
9. Too Much SpaceMan
10. I Dig You
11. Not That Easy