Their latest record Be The Void combines the group's meticulously crafted pop with a far leaner and meaner primal sound which perfectly captures the rough and tumble energy of their renowned live show. The Philadelphia band entered the studio with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and confidence. "It was reminiscent of when we were starting out and were these fearless weirdoes in a basement, so confident and reckless and bold," guitarist-vocalist Scott McMicken explains. Esquire Magazine called the record "a glorious rally cry."
Acclaim For Be The Void:
"The band returns to the sunburnt sprawl of its first few records. You've got your big, bulbous melodies, your rattly unplugged strums, your mile-long solos; in vocalists Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman, you've got yourself a veritable two-man harmony factory stocked with enough whisky and cigarettes to get you through the spring." - Pitchfork
"Be The Void is a spot-on sonic homecoming. The record's classic-rock, live-concert sound is largely indiscernible from Dr. Dog's early self-recordings, which is to say that 11 years in the business hasn't sapped any of the Philadelphia group's enthusiasm. That Dr. Dog has written some supremely catchy tunes isn't too surprising, but few would expect its (or any band's) fifth record to be every bit as exciting as its first." - AV Club
"It's a fun, rocking, swirling look at a meaningless and mysterious world." - NPR
"It rocks harder and more explicitly than ever, and it's Dr. Dog's best approximation yet of its exuberant live shows." - Magnet
Dr. Dog Live Dates:
Mar 22 Boston, MA House of Blues Mar 23 New York, NY Terminal 5 Mar 24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Mar 25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory May 04 Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN May 18 Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores, AL Jun 14 Friendly Gathering, Windham, VT Jul 14 Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY