Austin's raucous, hook-driven indie rock outfit A Giant Dog were formed in 2008 by Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums), all of whom had previously played together during their high school years in Houston.
They recruited new pals Andy Bauer (guitar) and Graham Low (bass) and began playing their boozy mix of glam, garage, and punk around Texas' capital, first releasing the House EP in 2010, followed two years later by their debut album, Fight. They made an impression on fellow Austinite and Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, who took them out on the road for a national tour in 2012. Following 2013's self-released Bone LP, A Giant Dog signed a deal with esteemed indie Merge Records. Working with Spoon producer Mike McCarthy, they recorded their Merge debut, Pile, which was released in the spring of 2016. Wasting little time, A Giant Dog returned a year later with their fourth album, Toy. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi