New Dr. Dog Album in February

Excellent Philly-based psych-rockers Dr. Dog are returning in 2012 with Be the Void, set to be released February 7th via Anti-Records. The follow-up to 2010’s Shame Shame, Dr. Dog’s newest will unveil a “a far leaner and meaner primal sound”, where “the beats are harder, the guitars louder and edged with a warm distortion.” Dr. Dog recently added new drummer Eric Slick and multi-instrumentalist Dmitri Manos, both adding a jolt of excitement to Dr. Dog’s new formula. Whereas past albums like the classic (and my personal favorite) We All Belong touted psychedelic-pop with plenty of hook-filled symphonic moments, the band’s newest will turn more to good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.

They are very satisfied with the studio sessions thus far. “We would just get in the pocket and go with it because it sounded great,” bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman explained. “There wasn’t this endless deliberating. We just went with our gut feelings on things.” “It was reminiscent of when we were starting out and were these fearless weirdos in a basement, so confident and reckless and bold,” guitarist-vocalist Scott McMicken added. “It was really liberating.”

The press release unveiled some tidbits about the songs on Be the Void, along with a complete track listing:

“From the rollicking re-imagined blues of the disc’s title track to the searing guitars of “Vampire,” the frenetic punk urgency of “Over Here Over There” and the beautifully fuzzed out rock of “Warrior Man,” Dr. Dog’s Be The Void is a truly great rock ‘n’ roll record and the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived.”

Be The Void Track Listing:
That Old Black Hole
These Days
How Long Must I Wait
Get Away
Do The Trick
Heavy Light
Big Girl
Over Here, Over There
Warrior Man
Turning The Century

Dr. Dog – The Way the Lazy Do

Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame

Dr. Dog – Black-Red

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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