Celebrated rock 'n' roll band Dr. Dog have released their greatly anticipated new album Be The Void today. This time around the band turns up the guitars and delivers a truly great cathartic rock 'n' roll album played with near reckless abandon.
The group will also be performing on Conan this Wednesday February 8th. The album is currently available for free streaming at the show's website. Just go to http://teamcoco.com/drdog
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 adds. "It was really liberating."
With its rollicking beats, spirited choruses and guitars edged with warm distortion this is the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived. Catch Dr. Dog as they take their raucous sound across North America.
Early Critical Acclaim For Be The Void:
"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
"That Old Black Hole" sounds like a glorious rally cry, like a band finally finding itself. " - Esquire
"It's a fun, rocking, swirling look at a meaningless and mysterious world." - NPR
Dr. Dog Tour Dates:
2012-02-07 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA 2012-02-09 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA 2012-02-10 The Orpheum Los Angeles CA 2012-02-11 Regency Center Grand Ballroom San Francisco CA 2012-02-13 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR 2012-02-14 Neptune Theatre Seattle WA 2012-02-17 First Avenue Minneapolis MN 2012-02-18 The Vic Theatre Chicago IL 2012-02-19 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati OH 2012-03-01 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA 2012-03-02 Headliner Louisville KY 2012-03-03 War Memorial Auditorium NashvilleTN 2012-03-04 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta GA 2012-03-05 Workplay Birmingham AL 2012-03-07 Alabama Music Box Mobile AL 2012-03-09 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre Austin TX 2012-03-10 Fitzgeralds Houston TX 2012-03-11 Granada Theater Dallas TX 2012-03-13 Blue Note Columbia MO 2012-03-14 Deluxe @ Old National Center Indianapolis IN 2012-03-15 The Orange Peel Asheville NC 2012-03-16 9:30 Club Washington DC 2012-03-17 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD 2012-03-19 Higher Ground South Burlington VT 2012-03-20 Northern Lights, Albany, NY 2012-03-22 House of Blues Boston MA 2012-03-23 Terminal 5 New York NY 2012-03-24 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA 2012-03-25 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA