Dr. Dog is very excited to announce the April 6th release of their Anti- Records debut, Shame, Shame. As a band that has traditionally built their spirited albums layer by layer in the undisturbed seclusion of their Philadelphia home studio, Dr. Dog realized that they would need to face the challenge of working in a professional studio and enlist the help of an outside producer (Rob Schnapf) if they were to continue their album-by-album evolutionary growth. The end result is the band's most openly autobiographical release to date and peels back the layers of strings and horns of past albums to emphasize the raw immediacy of a tight unit honing their craft. Beginning January 27th in Troy NY, Dr. Dog will embark on a 10-week national headlining tour to premiere songs from Shame, Shame.
The stylistic reference points of Dr. Dog remain on Shame, Shame but with a darker tone. It's an album whose themes of doubt, confusion and unanswered questions are soothed by bright harmonies, taut guitar riffs and soaring melodies. From beginning to end, Shame, Shame is a record destined to claim its place on the timeless margins, untouched by modern tastes and content to exist on its own terms. It is the auspicious sound of Dr. Dog writing their exciting next chapter, one they've been working towards since they played their first notes together.
TOUR DATES (more to be confirmed shortly):
January 27 Revolution Hall* Troy, NY January 28 Higher Ground* Burlington, VT January 29 Lupo's * Providence, RI January 30 Westcott Theatre* Syracuse, NY February 1 Mohawk Place * Buffalo, NY February 3 The Pike Room* Pontiac, MI February 4 Turner Hall* Milwaukee, WI February 5 High Noon Saloon* Madison, WI February 6 The Mill* Iowa City, IA February 8 Waiting Room* Omaha, NE February 9 Rock Island Brewing Co.* Rock Island, IL February 10 Case Western University* Cleveland, OH February 11 Video Saloon Bloomington, IN February 12 Newport Music Hall* Columbus, OH February 13 State Theatre* State College, PA April 14 Lee's Place Toronto, ON April 15 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI April 16 Metro Chicago, IL April 17 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN April 19 Belly Up Aspen, CO April 20 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO April 22 Neuroluz Boise, ID April 23 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR April 24 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA April 25 Great American Music Hall^ San Francisco, CA April 27 Henry Fonda^ Los Angeles, CA April 29 Santa Fe Brewing Company^ Santa Fe, NM April 30 The Loft^ Dallas, TX May 1 Emo's Outside^ Austin, TX May 2 Warehouse Live Studio^ Houston, TX May 3 Majestic^ Fayetteville, AR May 5 Workplay^ Birmingham, AL May 6 Cannery Ballroom^ Nashville, TN May 7 Headliners^ Louisville, KY May 11 Paradise^ Boston, MA May 12 Paradise^ Boston, MA May 13 Electric Factory^ Philadelphia, PA May 14 9:30 Club^ Washington, DC May 15 Terminal 5^ New York, NY
International Tour Dates:
May 23 Magnet Berlin, Germany May 24 Blue Shell Koln, Germany May 25 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands May 26 Tabernacle London, UK May 27 Nouveau Casino Paris, FR May 29 Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
*with The Growlers ^ with Deer Tick