Mechanical Dogs is the first single off the EP, Out at Night. One night in August 2020, Northern California was hit with a massive thunder and lightning storm that seemed to go on forever. It would ignite hundreds of wildfires that would burn for weeks, The morning after the storm everything felt surreal. Through an open window I heard a strange sound in the distance that conjured up an image of a mechanical dog signaling more impending doom. It felt like the end of the world. I ran outside and recorded the sound. The recording would become the basis for the dog loop in this song.