When you start with a band name like Dog Chocolate, there are only so many places you can go from there. And then when your debut single is a track titled “I Wanna Give Birth”, and the piercing squeal of a male vocalist with a vague British accent is chanting “I wanna give birth / I wanna give birth / I want to put a little tiny baby on the earth,” then you've got the perfect combination for what is surely a winning track. Much like Childbirth's brilliant “I Only Fucked You As A Joke”, Dog Chocolate oscillates between a tongue-in-cheek over-the-top act and an actual serious, anti-music tribute to childbearing. Whichever it is, we're in Dog Chocolate's corner, though maybe not in the sense that we also want to put a baby on this earth. But we're happy to listen to all cases.
You can stream “I Wanna Give Birth” below, then head to Upset the Rhythm for a copy of the split LP with Ravioli Me Away, out on February 24.