Dr. Dog Announce New Album, Opening for The Lumineers on Fall Tour

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Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog will release their new album entitled B-Room October 1st on Anti-. Showcasing some of their most mature, streamlined and soulful writing to date, the record is the culmination of a complete overhaul of the band’s writing and recording process, which finds them in a new self-built studio, writing songs live in rehearsal, and using the rock solid groove of the band, honed through workmanlike touring, as a powerful compositional tool.

B-Room, in its purest form, is a soul album. It may be obvious as the first track opens with the Gamble and Huff inspired, “The Truth.” But as the album progresses the music continues to take on a soulfulness that is vibrant in its simplicity. As McMicken put it, “The hallmark of soul music for me is that the arrangements are simple rather than virtuosic, and that the sound creates a feeling that is intuitive rather than intellectual.”  To listen to the “The Truth” care of Spin Magazine go to: http://www.spin.com/articles/dr-dog-the-truth-stream-b-room-new-album/

The story begins with jackhammers instead of guitars. After ending the lease at home studio “Meth Beach” where they had been headquartered for the past eight years, the musicians took on the commitment of constructing an entirely new recording space within a now defunct silversmith mill. As the band’s bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman put it, “The whole process of recording really started with building the studio.”

As the band now understands, making a record is a lot like doing construction. Both require a similar amount of frustration, intensity, and cohesion. By building the space first and releasing all of that emotion, the band was then free to engage in their creative process without the expectation or preconception that they admittedly had brought into other sessions. Recorded primarily in live takes, the songs seamlessly fuse the spontaneity of the band’s live performances with the intricacy of their kaleidoscopic composition. Both Leaman and guitarist Scott McMicken credit this sonic evolution with relying less on the pre-produced demos and more with a reliance on the musicians surrounding them.

To pre-order B-Room go to http://kingsroadmerch.com/dr-dog/

BRoom Track Listing:

  1. The Truth
  2. Broken Heart
  3. Minding the Usher
  4. Distant Light
  5. Phenomenon
  6. Too Weak to Ramble
  7. Long Way Down
  8. Cuckoo
  9. Twilight
  10. Rock & Roll
  11. Love
  12. Nellie

Dr. Dog On Tour With The Lumineers this Fall:

Dr.  Dog         2013-09-15    Red Rocks    Morrison, CO
Dr. Dog          2013-09-17    Great Salt Ampitheater        Magna            UT
Dr. Dog          2013-09-20    King County’s Marymoor Park       Redmond      WA
Dr. Dog          2013-09-21    King County’s Marymoor Park       Redmond      WA
Dr. Dog          2013-09-22    Rose Qrter Memorial Coliseum            Portland         OR
Dr. Dog          2013-09-25    America’s Cup Pavilion      San Francisco          CA
Dr. Dog          2013-09-26    Santa Barbara Bowl            Santa Barbara          CA
Dr. Dog          2013-09-27    Greek Theatre           Los Angeles  CA
Dr. Dog          2013-09-28    Greek Theatre           Los Angeles  CA
Dr. Dog          2013-10-01    Comerica Theatre    Phoenix         AZ
Dr. Dog          2013-10-03    Downtown Airpark   Oklahoma City          OK
Dr. Dog          2013-10-04    Chaifetz Arena         St. Louis        MO
Dr. Dog          2013-10-08    Mud Island Amphitheatre   Memphis        TN
Dr. Dog          2013-10-09    Tuscaloosa Amphitheater  Tuscaloosa   AL
Dr. Dog          2013-10-11    The Masquerade      Atlanta           GA
Dr. Dog          2013-10-12    Ryman Auditorium  Nashville       TN
Dr. Dog          2013-10-13    Ryman Auditorium  Nashville       TN
Dr. Dog          2013-10-14    Ryman Auditorium  Nashville       TN
Dr. Dog          2013-10-16    UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans LA
Dr. Dog          2013-10-18    St. Augustine Amp          St. Augustine            FL
Dr. Dog          2013-10-19    USF Sun Dome       Tampa            FL
Dr. Dog          2013-10-20    Sunset Cove Amphitheater           Boca Raton   FL

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