Album: Building A Better Me
Release Date: April 2021
Music Genre: Punk Rock Power Pop
Label: Tooth & Nail Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 16 Tracks CD
Dogwood is a punk rock band from Escondido, California founded in 1993. Their music has been compared to that of The Offspring, and they list Bad Religion, NOFX and Lagwagon as musical influences.
In 1993, Josh Kemble united with Jayce Molina on guitar, Josh Hagquist (of The Beautiful Mistake) on bass, and Billy Nichols on drums to form the band Half-Off. After a few shows, the band decided to find a better name, and a relative suggested "Dogwood" in reference to the legend of the dogwood cross.
By 1996, Dogwood had been signed by the now-defunct Rescue Records label, which was also the home for such bands as P.O.D. and No Innocent Victim. While on Rescue, Dogwood released two studio records, Good Ol' Daze and Through Thick & Thin. Dogwood andRescue Records parted ways, and then in 1998 the band self-released an eponymous album. This was later re-released without the track "Never Die" as This is Not a New Album on Facedown Records.
The band caught the eye of Tooth & Nail Records. In 1999, More Than Conquerors was released, followed by Building a Better Me in 2000, Matt Aragon in 2001, and Seismic in 2003. In 2004, Tooth & Nail released a Dogwood greatest hits album titled Reverse, Then Forward Again.
Josh Kemble: vocals
Danny Montoya: guitar / bgv's
Rob Hann: bass guitar
Russell Castillo: drums
Billy Nichols: Drums(1993) (...)
|1||The Good Times||2:14|
|2||There's Room For Everyone||3:04|
|3||Building A Better Me||3:09|
|7||Come Back Down||1:47|
|8||The Battle Of Them Vs. Them||3:21|
|11||The Bad Times (Reprise)||0:54|
|13||The Bad Times||2:27|
|14||Truth About It Is||2:20|
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