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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Dr. Dog And Saint Rich Cover One Another On Split EP

Philadelphia band Dr. Dog and New Jersey duo Saint Rich have teamed for both an extensive US tour and a very special collaborative recording. The two have released a four song EP together via the free download site Noise Trade.

The EP contains four tracks. Each band covered the other and there is a song from each respective band's own record. Dr Dog recorded a version of Saint Rich’s song “Dreams” from their record Beyond the Drone. Saint Rich in turn interpreted the song “Rock & Roll” from Dr Dog’s album B-Room. In addition the EP contains Dr Dog's “Phenomenon” from B-Room and Saint Rich's “Crying From the Home” from Beyond the Drone.

Dr. Dog's Zach Miller explains the band's unique process on their cover, “Every track was recorded in a different state. We didn't have a lot of time to get together on this one so we recorded our own tracks at home and sent them to Scott in Connecticut. Musically and creatively it was a challenging song to record because the melody and the chords felt fused together -- like there is a new chord on every note of the melody -- and it was tough to break away from that, especially being so isolated. But in the end it felt much more loose and laid back. Scott really worked some magic on the mix, too.”

Saint Rich’s "Delicate" Steve Marion explains their song selection and recording process, “It was the song we van-jammed the hardest on our last tour with Wild Belle. The vote was in: Rock and Roll. The lyrics of the song serve as an instruction manual for how to record the song. We started with "a Tascam, some Maxwells, a Shure 57 and a stereo delay" and ran wild with it.”

You can sample and download the Dr. Dog and Saint Rich's “Casual Freefall Tour” EP at Noise Trade here

Dr. Dog are currently touring in support of their acclaimed new album B-Room, which All Music Guide called “a beautifully crafted slice of psych-pop goodness” and Under The Radar said “These tunes are ripe and ready for picking, the fruitful results of a band that grows infectious melodies by watering them with good instincts."

Dr. Dog Tour Dates (with Saint Rich):

Jan 25 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Jan 27 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Jan 28 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Jan 29 Cabaret Mile-end Montreal, Canada
Jan 31 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Feb 01 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Feb 03 Madison Theater Cincinnati, OH
Feb 05 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Feb 06 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Feb 07 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Feb 08 Riviera Chicago, IL
Feb 19 The Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA
Feb 20 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Feb 21 Stubb's Austin, TX
Feb 22 House Of Blues Dallas, TX
Feb 24 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Feb 25 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Feb 26 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Feb 27 Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28 CATALYST Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 01 Warfield San Francisco, CA
Mar 03 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Mar 04 Venue Vancouver, Canada
Mar 05 NEPTUNE THEATER Seattle, WA
Mar 07 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 08 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Mar 10 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
Mar 11 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Mar 12 The Pageant St Louis, MO
Mar 14 9:30 Club Washington, DC