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NPR First Listen Streams Dr. Dog's 'The Psychedelic Swamp'
Thursday, January 28th, 2016

NPR First Listen Streams Dr. Dog's 'The Psychedelic Swamp'

NPR’s First Listen series is premiering the anticipated new album by renowned Philadelphia rock band Dr Dog.

The record, called The Psychedelic Swamp, 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 it’s 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.

The thrilling results are now being made public and will be available for consumption on February 5th.

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

Now, years later, that project - about a man who attempts to escape his boring existence by entering The Psychedelic Swamp - has become, first a theatrical performance at the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and now a newly recorded album of what is Dr. Dog’s catchiest and most experimental music to date.

You can now sample the sounds of The Psychedelic Swamp care of NPR FIRST LISTEN: http://www.npr.org/2016/01/27/463990634/first-listen-dr-dog-the-psychedelic-swamp

The band. whose rollicking live shows are nothing short of legendary, are poised to embark on a series of North American live dates. Check the dates below and join in the festivities.

“Dr. Dog has always been about the melody pushing through their retro-psychedelic pop arrangements. Their harmonies soar and crash and bust your resolve.” - No Depression

Live Dates
Jan 29 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Jan 30 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Jan 31 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 02 Cargo Concert Hall, Reno, NV
Feb 03 Midtown Ballroom, Bend, OR
Feb 04 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
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 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

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