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Listen to Dog Bite’s Unapologetically Gnarly ‘Prettiest Pills’

From Washed Out keyboardist Phil Jones' forthcoming full-length debut, 'Velvet Changes,' due February 5 on Carpark

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // November 8, 2012

Phil Jones may have played keyboards in Washed Out’s touring outfit, but the Atlanta-based artist better known as Dog Bite has also been working on his own. With a deep, buzzing voice akin to Beck’s world-weary, doomsday groan on Modern Guilt, he lords over a darkly swirling soundscape that owes as much to gnarled guitarplay as it does to hazed-out synthwork. Equal parts nasty shoegaze and 4AD moodiness, a song like “Prettiest Pills” does plenty to illustrate what this guy does best. While Dinowalrus’ approach to rocktronic psychedelia is a happy one, Dog Bite’s is angry and unapologetically so. “Prettiest Pills” is the first single from Jones’ upcoming full-length debut, Velvet Changes, due February 5 on Carpark. Visit Dog Bite’s Tumblr to hear more of his Jones’ work, plus collaborations like Acid Flashback and Veux. Dog Bite hits the road with Toro Y Moi in January.

 Dog Bite and Toro y Moi tour dates:
January 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
January 31 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
February 1 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
February 2 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
February 4 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
February 5 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
February 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
February 8 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
February 9 – Richmond, VA @ The National
February 10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
February 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
February 13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
February 15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
February 16 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
February 17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
February 19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
February 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
February 21 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
February 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
February 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
February 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
February 27 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
February 28 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
March 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre