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Dogwood – Building A Better Me (2020) CD

Band: Dogwood

Album: Building A Better Me

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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.

Current members

Josh Kemble: vocals
Danny Montoya: guitar / bgv's
Rob Hann: bass guitar
Russell Castillo: drums

Former members

Billy Nichols: Drums(1993) (...)


16 Tracks
1 The Good Times2:14
2 There's Room For Everyone3:04
3 Building A Better Me3:09
4 Comes Crashing3:51
5 Autobiographies2:26
6 Mycro2:39
7 Come Back Down1:47
8 The Battle Of Them Vs. Them3:21
9 Cheat Me2:40
10 Someone See2:59
11 The Bad Times (Reprise)0:54
12 Overexposed2:44
13 The Bad Times2:27
14 Truth About It Is2:20
15 Great Literature0:31
16 Nothing New3:24

From disc: "Street Date: 10.10.00."

From disc: "Pre Release Not For Resale Surrender On Demand."

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