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Dr. Dog 'The Psychedelic Swamp' Out Now
Friday, February 5th, 2016

Dr. Dog 'The Psychedelic Swamp' Out Now

Dr. Dog’s new album The Psychedelic Swamp, a recording with mythical status amongst die-hard fans and proclaimed by The Philadelphia Inquirer to be “the most experimental and catchiest music Dr. Dog has ever made,” is being released today on Anti- Records.

The album is the result of an experiment that began in the late 90’s which lead to a mysterious correspondence from another world. The correspondence came in the form of a cassette tape but its message was difficult to understand. After years of decoding, the members of the band came to learn that the other world was The Psychedelic Swamp and that the message they were able to decipher was of crucial importance for all of humankind. Dr. Dog began work, turning this message into the greatest pop album of all time.

It was actually from this initial correspondence that Dr. Dog first emerged. At the turn of the millennium, when Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman were college students, the duo realized the importance of their mission. With the intention of honing their craft as songwriters to better achieve the goals set forth on the Swamp cassette, Dr. Dog was formed

Today, the legendary story about a man who attempts to escape his boring existence by entering The Psychedelic Swamp - has become, first a theatrical performance at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and now a newly recorded album of what is Dr. Dog’s finest and most experimental music to date.

“A concept album that wanders and sprawls to absorbing effect.” - NPR

"This band cranks every dial, stretches every muscle, and explores every nook and cranny in its domain, and has one hell of a time doing it. It’s an album of swampadelic pop that spares none of either, straddling the line with the band’s signature side-by-side blend of swirling atmospheric noise and earworm melodies." - AV Club

“The band’s unmistakably sublime harmonies are featured throughout as well as the band’s tight-knit playful nature.” - Under The Radar

Dr Dog, whose joyous live shows are nothing short of legendary, are currently on a series of North American live dates. Check the dates below and join in the festivities.

Live Dates
Feb 05 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
Feb 06 Venue, Vancouver, Canada
Feb 08 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Feb 09 The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
Feb 11 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 12 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Feb 13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Feb 16 Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Feb 17 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 19 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 20 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
Mar 05 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Okeechobee, FL
Mar 08 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
Mar 09 The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Mar 10 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Mar 11 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
Mar 12 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Mar 13 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Mar 15 The Madison Theater, Covington, KY
Mar 16 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 17 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 18 Terminal 5, New York, NY
Mar 19 Terminal 5, New York, NY
Mar 24 Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Mar 29 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Mar 30 Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
Mar 31 Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
Apr 1 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Apr 2 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Apr 4 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR
Apr 5 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
Apr 6 House of Blues, Houston TX
Apr 8 Stubb’s, Austin, TX
Apr 9 Stubb’s, Austin, TX
Apr 16 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
July 15-17 Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

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