The following was originally published on Spinner.ca.
In the dog days of summer, some bands are liable to do anything. Lo-fi indie rockers Dog Day got the jump on summer by trimming half their lineup back in May, leaving only married couple Seth Smith and Nancy Urich to translate their songs as a touring duo.
The band’s split is amicable, and perhaps temporary, but it was something Smith and Urich felt they needed.
“We’ve been married for three years and we’ve been together for ten,” Smith tells Spinner. “Out of that time, we’ve never travelled just the two of us playing music and we wanted to try it out. So far, it’s been really great and it’s a nice getaway vacation. In a lot of ways we’re just starting out again and it’s like we have the shakiness of a new band that’s trying to figure out how to make it all work, but it’s exciting.”