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Word on the Street


Top 50 Albums of 2019

29. Political Lizard - Joy the Dog *LOCAL

1. Charcoal and Lavendar

2. Sway

3. Joy the Dog

Revue Magazine

Best Albums of 2019

"Their compelling debut takes a cautiously well-calculated step towards expanding their sound with gorgeously fleshed-out arrangements." 

Revue Magazine

Bands to Watch in 2019

"the group’s soul-piercing simplicity has grown by leaps and bounds"

Local Spins

Political Lizard Steps Out With Captivating Soft Rock on Full-Length Debut

“They’re about to release their first full-length studio album, “Joy the Dog,” spotlighting the genre-defying, harmony-driven music with an “irregular and genuine song structure” that defines the group.”

Michigan Public Radio


“Joy the Dog is “chock full of intoxicating and atmospheric songs that show off the young songwriters' catchy melodies and lyrics.”

local spins

Album Reviews

"perfect album to introduce its melancholy tones and striking, contrasting voices: the ethereal and haunting Olson, the grounded rawness of Waldvogel. The duo manages to blend these in perfect harmony.


Benjamin Frasco

“Never have you experienced and more passionate and talented group of musicians that gel so well together. Definitely a band to keep your eye on!”


Jordan Pretto

"So much talent in these artists! A true rawness and realness to their music!"


Shari Waldvogel

"Talented group of young people!"


Libby Whittington

"Wow! You guys rock. Im so happy I caught your show- amazing song writing ability, voices, and charisma- can’t wait to keep up with you guys on the music festival scene!"