Hug the Dog released their debut 11-track album "The Animals We Raise," recorded and mixed at Carriage House Studios in Dublin NH and mastered by Mark Chalecki of Los Angeles, CA in the summer of 2014. Since then they've been busy touring supporting the album. They are a 4-piece rock band that echoes classic sounds of the past with a current and relevant style.  Hug The Dog blends indie rock dance rhythms with a melodic soulful sound that provokes both the mind and body.  Powerful lyrics meshed with upbeat anthems promise a lively and meaningful concert experience.  Their forte comes from their unique ability to create contagious tracks that also have true depth.  Already prominent in the North East music scene, Hug The Dog is expanding their reach to a global audience.  The members include Wes Aldrich on vocals and lead guitar, Chris Doc Marek on bass guitar, Whit Shonk on rhythm guitar,  and Jeff Costello on the drums.


Photographer: Gwyneth Thomas

Musician: Hug the Dog