Dead Dog Drowning has bedroom soul written all over it. It sounds as though Chris Lyons is searching for something with the release of this album. In the opening song Lyons sings, “I’ve tried to sell my soul, but it’s already been sold”. The music may be bare, but Lyons paints these gaps with a touch of his own color; much like the music of Kurt Vile. It almost feels as though I’m eavesdropping on a conversation; I can’t seem to stop listening.