Anti Records, home to such iconic artists as Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Mavis Staples, is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed symphonious pop purveyors Dr. Dog. The band, which has amassed a dedicated audience through four remarkable albums and a steady diet of exhilarating live shows, is currently preparing to record a new LP set for release in early 2010. Guitarist-vocalist Scott McMicken promises a subtle yet profound evolution in the band's harmonic sound.
"Each album we've made was the best one we could have made at the time and I don't have any regrets," McMicken says. "But something has changed. We've never really recorded as a band before. We started as a recording project but over the years we've become a real band. We tour all the time and we have this certain place we fall into. And I think we're ready to use that as a reference point now"
In addition to studio time this summer, Dr. Dog will take their spirited live show on the road for a headlining tour with stops at the Pickathon Music Festival and Austin City Limits as well as a stint out west for some dates with celebrated neurotic troubadour and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis.
Dr. Dog North American Tour Dates: July 31, 2009 - Pickathon - Portland, ORâ€¨ August 01, 2009 - Pickathon - Portland, OR â€¨ August 03, 2009 - Bethlehem Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA â€¨ September 18, 2009 - Nightfall Concert at Miller Plaza - Chattanooga, TN â€¨ September 19, 2009 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, VA â€¨ September 20, 2009 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, VA â€¨ September 28, 2009 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC â€¨ September 29, 2009 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA â€¨ September 30, 2009 - The Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA â€¨ October 01, 2009 - Chelsea's Cafe Baton - Rouge, LA October 02, 2009 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX October 03, 2009 - Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival - San Francisco, CA October 05, 2009 - The Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale, CA October 06, 2009 - Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA October 07, 2009 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ October 09, 2009 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT â€¨ October 10, 2009 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO â€¨ October 11, 2009 - The Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO â€¨ October 12, 2009 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS â€¨ October 13, 2009 - The Gargoyle Club - St. Louis, MO â€¨ October 15, 2009 - Mad Hatter - Covington, KY â€¨ October 16, 2009 - Beachland - Cleveland, OH â€¨ October 17, 2009 - Mass Moca - North Adams, MA â€¨ October 20, 2009 - Gravity - Charlottesville, VA â€¨ October 21, 2009 - Cat's Cradle - Chapel Hill, NC â€¨ October 22, 2009 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD â€¨ October 23, 2009 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA â€¨ October 24, 2009 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA