The single “To The End” deals with the issue of bullying in schools and also the harassment and bullying of the elderly and the vulnerable.
“We wanted to lend our voice to the already important issue of bullying.”
The song also addresses the subject matter through its anti-war and anti-abuse sentiments.
The video for To The End utilizes strong imagery to convey its message along with the simple yet direct lyrics from the song.
To The End is the opening song taken from Track Dog’s forthcoming CD entitled “Serenity Sessions” and was the final track to be recorded for the album.
Most of the tracks on the album display the bands four-part harmonies and multi-instrument arrangements whereas “To The End” features the band’s classic line up of cajón, guitar, bass, trumpet and lead vocals in a scaled down ‘less is more’ style of presentation.
Words and Music by Garrett Wall/Robbie K. Jones/Howard Brown/Dave Mooney (Cop. Con IMRO/SGAE 2015) Catalogue Number MGR0616 – ISRC Number ES86A1500022 – Release Date 6th Jan 2017
Track Dogs are a Madrid-based acoustic-folk band with members from Ireland, England and the USA.
These particular dogs started life in the autumn of 2006 as The Garrett Wall Band. The line-up from the start was simple but effective; guitar, bass, trumpet and cajón. They wanted a clean sound that would work as easily in someone’s living room as it would on the world’s stages.
They cut their “live” teeth playing twenty six shows in seven days at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and released their debut album “Sky Pointing” shortly after. Tours in Ireland and Spain followed and the relative media in both countries started to take note. They followed this up with “Hands & Imperfections” in 2009.
When the time came to release their third studio album they realized a name change was vital. It was important the band be considered for what it was; a band. Not wanting to be considered a singer songwriter plus backing musicians any longer they opted (after an exhaustive search) for the name Track Dogs which comes from the maintenance teams who work the New York subway. These close-knit teams work while the trains are circulating and thus need to look our for each other at all times. What better name for a group that musically did just that!
Thus the simply titled “Track Dogs” was released in 2011 and from this moment things began to change for the band. The use of harmonies became a signature sound for them and they also expanded the line-up to include banjo & ukulele. Hailing from Ireland, the UK and the USA, the four expats set up their own label, Mondegreen Records, to handle all releases and the licensing of their music, understanding the importance of control over their recordings.
In 2013 the band was picked to perform as part of the Sounds From Spain platform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. In the same year they were also selected for Girando Por Salas (GPS), an important incentive for touring bands in Spain. With the release of their fourth album “All Roads”, the group’s unique sound was even more rounded and defined.
With their new album “Serenity Sessions” (Feb 2017 UK) named after the studio where they had recorded the bulk of their albums, the band have finally reached a point where the energy and power of their live sound is properly reflected in their recordings.
With the addition of a richer production to their sound, and collaborations with artists such as El Twanguero this new body of work reflects the perfect mix of styles which defines what Track Dogs are all about.