"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