Dog Fashion Disco
Band Photo: Dog Fashion Disco (?)
From: Baltimore, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Formed in 1999 by vocalist Todd Smith and keyboardist Jeff Siegel, Dog Fashion quickly rose to the top of the underground with the release of their 2001 Spitfire Records debut, Anarchists of Good Taste. The album was quickly praised by critics and fans alike for its quirky Faith No More musical fusion that drew influences from Clutch to Tool. The band’s sophomore effort, Committed To A Bright Future, followed in 2003 and helped them develop a loyal underground following of fans (dubbed the “mushroom cult”), as well as the respect of musical contemporaries Serj Tankian of System of a Down (who made a guest appearance on Anarchists of Good Taste), Mushroomhead and American Head Charge. DFD has toured the world non-stop for the past five years with the likes of Slayer, Mindless Self Indulgence, Nothingface and Lacuna Coil.
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Scum Of The Earth have been forced to cancel their US tour with Dog Fashion Disco and Dry Kill Logic due to 'contractual discrepancies'. The band hope to re-schedule shortly.
Dillinger Escape Plan, Meshuggah, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, Keelhaul, Dog Fashion Disco and Abdullah are among those bands featured on the Melvins tribute album 'We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins'. This should be released next May by Fractured Transmitter Record Co.
The Alter Boys, the project featuring members of Mushroomhead, Dog Fashion Disco, Unified Culture and the Original Pranksta, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in October to complete the mixing process for their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in February 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by former Mushroomhead vocalist Jason Mann). No further information is available at this time.
As we revealed a few weeks ago here, it's now official, DOG FASHION DISCO have signed to Artemis Records. In a public statement, manager Derek Brewer confirmed the multi-album deal with the label.
"We just wanted to say thank you to EVERYONE in TheMushroomCult that has supported all these years. Things have been a little bumpy along the way with everything that we dealt with but this new deal definitely breathes fresh new air into the group mentally and creatively. We could not have done this without your support and we CANNOT wait to keep on doing what we do...
The band is currently working hard on an as-of-yet untitled LIVE CD/DVD. It will be released in the near future through Artemis Records. Thanks to everyone that attended the sold out live CD/DVD recording at Fletcher's in Baltimore. It was one of the best DFD shows yet. We had fans travel from all over the US to attend the show and to those who witnessed the event knew how intense it was. For those of you that could not attend you will be able to hear and see the whole show/party that night once the CD/DVD is released."
Expect a brand new album in early Spring of 2005. In the meantime, you can catch DOG FASHION DISCO (not DFD!) at the following dates, as part of the 'Deja Zoo Tour' with TUB RING, BAD ACID TRIP and local openers:
August 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
August 14 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
August 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
August 17 - Toronto, Canada @ Club Rockit
August 19 - Montreal, Canada @ Foufounes Electriques
August 20 - Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
August 21 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
August 22 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
August 23 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
August 28 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
September 1 - Houston, TX @ Fat Cats
September 2 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
September 3 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
September 9 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
September 10 - Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's
September 11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ End of the World Café
Dog Fashion Disco have chosen "Deja Zoo" as the title to their upcoming trek with Tub Ring, Bad Acid Trip and various local openers. The schedule for the trek has been shaping up recently and currently looks as follows:
August 12th Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
August 14th Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
August 16th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
August 17th Toronto, ON - Club Rockit (Feat. RPO, Daiquiri, Ditch, Bloodshot Eye)
August 19th Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
August 20th Orono, ME - Ushuaia (Feat. Nobis)
August 21st Ithaca, NY - The Haunt (Feat. King Snyder)
August 22nd New York, NY - Knitting Factory (Feat. Fast Eddie)
August 23rd Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
August 28th Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
September 01st Houston, TX - Fat Cats
September 02nd San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
September 03rd Dallas, TX - Club Dada
September 09th St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
September 10th Bloomington, IN - Rhino's
September 11th Grand Rapids, MI - End of the World Cafe
According to the forum on Dog Fashion Disco's site. Their manager posted that Dog Fashion Disco and Slipknot will be playing this years JAGERMEISTER TOUR. For now this is just a posting, once it's confirmed it WILL be posted here. Keep checking back for updates...
40 BELOW SUMMER and DOG FASHION DISCO will be doing shows at the end of February leading into March, with the dates coming soon.
DOG FASHION DISCO will enter the studio soon to record some new demo tracks