Local chilled out psych rockers Best Dog Award are headed up the west coast on tour for the next few weeks in support of their new release Faith-Based Space Place. If you haven't heard it yet, the five-song EP showcases the bands penchant for melding wave-like reverb-laced guitar with sunny electro-organ resulting in a sometimes relaxingly mellow, sometimes wiggle-inducing and upbeat, but always super dreamy mix of BDA's best work to date. Made at downtown's St. Cecilia Studios, the recording is clean and straightforward, without being cloyingly produced.
So, before they go out to California to spread Faith-Based Space Place along the coast, you'll want to catch Best Dog Award at Club Congress (311 E. Congress St.) on Wednesday, July 1. Starting at 8 p.m., freak funk trio Shooda Shook It and the fun and fuzzy Phoenix act Strange Lot will open up. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of for $5 and it's an all ages event.
Until then, make sure to check out their music video for "Successful," which was released earlier this month. The trippy space throwback video features some familiar venues, most notably D&D Pinball off Fourth Avenue, and was directed by Tucson ex-pat Caleb Jackson.