NO FRILLS – “I DON’T WANNA BE YOUR DOG ANYMORE”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
Toronto bummer-pop outfit No Frills is the creative output of songwriter Daniel Busheikin, kick started with the help of musicians from all across the Toronto indie music scene (including members of acts such as Hooded Fang, Twist, Rapport, and Busheikin’s previous band Grounders). The group’s debut EP, Downward Dog (due April 1), is a true “pandemic record” — it’s a collection of lo-fi bedroom pop, woven together by warm analog production reminiscent of ’50s crooners and early ’60s pop. Tomorrow, their first single, “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog,” introduces the project, chiming in with fuzzed-out melodies, shuffling papers, and laid back surf rock chords.
Speaking on the track, Busheikin said,
“Reading anecdotes about Iggy Pop in Please Kill Me (super fun oral history of early punk) makes me picture a wild Iggy, crawling on all fours, shirtless, sweaty, intense, possibly bleeding, etc., and it occurred to me that I’m the total opposite of that person. In “I Wanna Be Your Dog” Iggy is recklessly throwing himself into sexual and physical domination. In my opposite universe it would be ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog Anymore,’ where I’m pathetically trying to weasel out the doggy door. So I thought that was kinda funny, which it probably isn’t, but beyond the reference this is a playful but sincere lamentation about being obedient and submissive.”
“I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog” is out tomorrow, and Downward Dog is due 4/1/2022.
Release Date: April 1, 2022