Straight outta Georgia! Our Series Four Atlanta band Dog Bite is the side project of former Washed Out keyboard player Phil Jones, whose love for ~wavy~ noise is abundant and awesome for our ears.

You could say Phil is a guy who knows what he wants. Just 23 years old, his foray into music started as early as his high school days. He then went straight for it and formed Dog Bite after dropping out of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He began self-releasing tracks, followed by a 7-inch and CD on the Young Turks UK record label. Somewhere down the line, his musical talents took him on tour as the keyboardist to Washed Out. While on tour, Phil tried his hand at acoustic guitar and not surprisingly, rocked at it. He composed his debut-full length album as Dog Bite, called Velvet Changes. It was released on Carpark Records in early 2013. Following that, Dog Bite embarked on a massive North American 2013 winter tour with fellow labelmate, Toro Y Moi, plus members of Red Sea, Mood Rings, Washed Out and now-defunct Balkans. Dog Bite and Toro Y Moi made a split 7-inch for the occasion, which you can find here.



After releasing a split single with Washed Out and the LA EP later in 2013, Dog Bite, which now consists of bassist Woody Shortridge and drummer Tak Takemura as permanent members, emphasized the influence of soul legends Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes on their music with their second album, 2014’s Tranquilizers.

Inspired by the work of J Dilla, Portishead, Caribou, Panda Bear and The Roots, Dog Bite can be described as breezy vibes meets atmospheric rock arrangements. Could be a reflection of Phil’s multi-faceted talented: In addition to his time with Washed Out, he’s also appeared on a matthewdavid release and produced for Mood Rings and Bosco. As one half of Acid Flashback, he’s crafted tunes for the voice of Karen Jacobs (of Toronto’s Free Kisses).

Dog Bite performs live as a four-piece. You can follow them doing cool things on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The ethereal art that appears on our beer labels is by Studio Veux.

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