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Albums Of The Week: Dogstar | Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Here in 2023, Dogstar epitomize the quintessential Southern California storytelling rock band they’ve always been in their hearts, making resonant music that literally comes from Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees — the name of their new album.

Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves, Dogstar were born in 1991 as a band of friends who came together in a garage in Southern California and simply dreamed of playing music together and making a little noise. Now, all these years later, Domrose, Mailhouse and Reeves took some time at the tail end of an historic lockdown to create this collection of songs that fully encompasses who they are as artists today.

The happily reunited rock trio’s official return came in May 2023 — more than 20 years since their last performance together — with their first public performance at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, with a set that sparked fan and critical praise alike, including the live debut of their lead single Everything Turns Around.

“We couldn’t think of a better song to reintroduce Dogstar than Everything Turns Around and hope everyone loves it as much as we do,” the band say. “It’s catchy and poppy, has a chorus that rocks, a bridge with an indie sensibility, and is completed with lyrics that tell an honest yet uplifting story. It’s one of our favorite songs to play live and we can’t wait to take it out on the road.”