The Dark Noise of Phoenix Musician Gog

Over the course of Phoenix's rich musical history there are certain bands that have cemented themselves as ambassadors for their craft. Gog is a band comfortably in this category. The creative entity of Mike Bjella, Gog is a presence in music that eludes classification to an almost frustrating extent. It's relevant to throw out signifiers like doom, drone, and noise, but realistically there is only one word that is relevant in this context: listen. We touched base with Bjella to discuss vision, process and execution. Gog's self-titled album will be released Sunday, June 29, at Crescent Ballroom. See also: 4 Locally Released Tapes of 2014 You Should Hear

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