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After releasing their debut EP Good Luck and Games in late 2007 (produced by Bryce Goggin, who has produced, mixed, or engineered Pavement, Antony & the Johnsons, The Ramones, Bishop Allen), The Dig really began to a develop a strong and ever-growing fanbase that helped them gain attention from noted booking agent Kevin French at the Paradigm Agency. By June 2009, the band headed back to the studio with returning co-producer Goggin to record their full-length debut, Electric Toys.

With the album, The Dig has crafted 12 rock songs of various shapes, sizes, and moods, linked by the band's indelible hooks. Written and arranged by all four members, the songs often tell a story: darkish tales with twisted circumstances and desperate people driven to do bad things. Alternately, there are classical references to girls, love, and the many points in-between. Mosseri and Baldwin alternate lead vocals throughout the album; Mosseri's soaring, roguish tenor takes lead on the poppier tracks, while Baldwin's raspy, weathered croon holds court on the guitar-heavy, wall-rattling anthems. Differing in sound, their voices retain a stylistic similarity won by playing, singing, and writing together for the past 14 years. This similarity grants Electric Toys a seamless flow from track to track, striking a perfect equilibrium between upbeat and moody rockers. The unaccompanied chords of Eiser's keyboard launch the alternately wistful and roaring album opener 'Carry Me Home,' introducing essential atmospherics that, along with his rhythm guitar parts, in many ways help shape the sound of both the album and the band with additional layers of depth and color.

Mosseri and Alegre's intertwining rhythm section propels each track, while Baldwin's deft guitar work ranges from a lilt to a shimmer to a howl across the album.

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What keeps Electric Toys from sounding derivative is The Dig's ability to meld these elements together to create their own unique brand of power pop. --Snob's Music

1. Carry Me Home
2. Two Sisters In Love
3. You're Already Gone
4. She's Going To Kill That Boy
5. Penitentiary
6. Sick Sad Morning
7. He's A Woman
8. Look Inside
9. For All Your Sins
10. Shadow
11. I Just Wanna Talk To You
12. Feel Like Somebody Else

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 8, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MRI
  • ASIN: B003FY8UB4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,655 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
From start to finish, this CD is an amazing blend of indie-pop magic! There is something for everyone, whether you want a rock-blues blend, catchy upbeat pop, or good ol' fashioned rock and roll. I have seen them perform live 4 times since March 2010 and have NEVER been disappointed. They are the first band I've seen whose skill is so honed that they sound just as clean and fluid live as they do on the CD. They're great people to meet and will hopefully get the nationwide credit they deserve now that their album has been officially released. One of the best CDs I have PURCHASED in a long time! GREAT JOB GUYS :)
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
this is an excellent group of rocky tunes. good hooks, and the lyrics fit the tone to a "T"... people should also check out their album "midnight flowers". unfortunately the only place you can grab that album on vinyl is on their website, and they only pressed 300....mine is on it's way. point is, this is a great group and a great album.
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By CCags829 on June 8, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
Absolutely love this album. So many great tracks and everything is put together so well. I often find myself singing snippets of these songs every so often. Really talented, great band. Check them out! You won't be disappointed!
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