Team Callahan's Dog Days was a long distance love letter to home

Best local albums of 2018.


Team Callahan — Dog Days Does it count if the band in question lives in Denver but secretly longs to be back home in sunny St. Petersburg? Because that’s what’s happening with Team Callahan’s Nick and Kathleen Arnal who managed to eek Dog Days out in between the attention their new song, Eliot, demands. The LP is all about home, so it inevitably dips into a loneliness, but the malaise is made bearable by the sunny melodies and driving indie-pop rhythm the ex-Happiness Machine members present on the 32-minute effort.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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