You know what we need more of in 2016? Sitar. You know who’s got plenty of sitar? Dawg Yawp on their new track “Lost At Sea.” This folky spiritual reflection features a flock of underused sounds– said sitar, a bit of distortion and dueling vocals. The Cincinnati duo’s self-titled debut LP is out October 14th via Old Flame Records.
Here’s what Tyler Randall had to say about the new track:
“Lost At Sea” describes the seemingly inevitable drowning in a world with too many answers. The line “The truth is in the mystery,” is an outlook which can keep one excited and growing, rather than finding comfort in a select number of answers. I’ve found that as soon as I think I have life figured out, I’m immediately given another lesson (if I am open to listening). These lessons make life worth living and allow us to connect with more and more people. That’s one way I look at the song meaning, but there are so many other ways. I love hearing other interpretations.
The song began as a collaboration with our good friend and drummer Austin Barker back in 2013. We recorded a demo with me playing bass, Rob on feedback guitar, and drum sounds from a Tempest drum machine. The idea came back with a vengeance during out latest studio sessions in which the original bass, drum samples, and 3 layered guitar tracks were used. Our producer Rob Fetters cleaned em up, Rob Keenan added acoustic guitar, I added sitar and we called it a yawp.