We were already excited that the excellent garage-folk duo Dog Is Blue were set to play Rancho Relaxo on November 8, with Bellevue and Luke Robertson — you know that Rancho and TWM love a duo! — but news of the band’s release of a sweet new guitar pedal has made us look forward to it even harder.
Dog Is Blue — check out their video for “People” below — has just announced the release of its limited-edition fuzz pedals. The band is known for using custom gear, and these pedals are a great addition to that tradition: they provide, as Dog Is Blue says, a “relentless amount of balls-out fuzz.” An early run of the pedals sold out quickly so it’s expected that the same will happen with these, which have professionally fabricated circuit boards and standard aluminum enclosures, packing a ton of awesome into a small package.
You can get these pedals, made by frontman Paul Watson, at Dog Is Blue shows — including that Rancho date — for $40. Various colours! Check out their upcoming tour dates below to know when you can pick up a pedal and see this great band live:
Nov. 08 – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo w/Bellevue & Luke Robertson
Nov. 10 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge w/North Lakes
Nov. 17 – Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar w/Silver Creek
Nov. 23 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Garnet w/Bellevue, Robert Hedge & Them Blades
Nov. 25 – Prince Edward County, ON – The Daverne Farmhouse