While certainly not the most inspiring of titles, I’ll give you, Diane Coffee (aka Foxygen’s Shaun Fleming) didn’t go the route of, say, death metal like you might expect from a precursory glance. No, this new single off of My Friend Fish continues the journey I was so excited about when I first heard “Hymn” and fell in love. The delirium that was so intoxicating in “Hymn” has given way to a foggy remembrance on “Tale of a Dead Dog”, bringing you deeper into Fleming’s strange ode to East Coast life.
There’s no reckless breakdown to provide that cathartic release on “Tale of a Dead Dog”. The cut remains a simple, yet beautiful ode to some kind of haze filled metaphor that eludes my grasp. It could also be about a dog, you never know.