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Slaughter Beach, Dog Showcase Their Full Tour Caravan on “Just Like Me”

The band’s latest is a folksy and contemplative tune backed by vocals from their tourmates. 

by Ben Boddez

Photo by J. Flynn

Days before their upcoming tour is set to kick off, Philadelphia’s Slaughter Beach, Dog – a three-piece band containing two former members of the iconic disbanded emo outfit Modern Baseball – is making sure that anyone who attends is acutely aware of all of the acts on the bill. Touring off of the release of their acclaimed 2020 album, At the Moonbase, the band’s latest collaboration “Just Like Me” recruits opening acts Anika Pyle and Trace Mountains for a tender and harmonized acoustic number about empathizing with each other.

“I remember piecing the words together while vacuuming corn chips out of the van after a tour, and I liked how disarming the first line felt. I forgot about the song until last year, getting ready for our first shows back,” frontman Jake Ewald says about the song’s long journey to release. “A few months ago, Anika Pyle called me and suggested that she, Dave Benton (of Trace Mountains) and I should work on something collaborative to coincide with our tour. We all jumped at the idea and I sent over my unfinished demo.”

The tour commences in Toronto on May 2, and will be hitting the stage in Western Canada for shows in Edmonton (May 13), Calgary (May 14) and Vancouver (May 16).