New Dog, ‘Lost Weekend’

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Anyone who’s heard Anar Badalov’s previous musical output in the Baltimore standouts Metal Hearts, or the Somerville-based Travels, might be surprised to hear that there’s yet another plane of hushed introspection to uncover. But this release from his New Dog solo project digs deeper under the covers for a sick day of the heart. With stripped-down instrumentation, a delicate guitar riff, distant horn touches, and a hesitant, playful piano synth, songs like “I’m Your Man” (a Richard Hell and the Voidoids cover) lay bare Badalov’s slightly-skewed lovelorn confessions.

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