A concert that needs to be previewed, an amazing indie rock outfit coming to Detroit to promote their new album Shame Shame, Dr. Dog is one of the up and coming underground acts in the indie music scene. Psychedelic rock with old fashioned indie rock tendencies, the creative composition of Dr. Dog’s music is being praised by music critics around the nation. Their laid back almost Beatles-esque approach gives listeners a hint of nostalgia updated with a modern sound. The Philadelphia based quintet produces an extremely big and welcoming sound, a peaceful reprieve from the aggressive, an escape from stress and the embodiment of beautiful rock music. Dr. Dog will appear at the Pike Room at the Crofoot on Wednesday, February 3rd with special guest The Growlers.
After their last release titled Fate, Dr. Dog plowed their way into the main vein of indie rock. A beautifully engineered album, the band fused elements of pop, rock, folk, and indie into a masterpiece offering bittersweet reflection, a sound that every music lover can relate to. Upon first listen to Dr. Dog, it becomes clear that their approach to music is not conventional, not of a basic rock structure, the instruments sparse and dynamic, the lyrics highly emotional, the content far from prescribed. Their flow seamless and almost effortless, the essence of Dr. Dog is relying on the creation of music that is completely unique, a sound that doesn’t require overthinking the material, it’s the type of sound that has simply emerged.
Recently signing with Anti Records, Shame Shame will be their first release on the new label. The band has described the album as more punky and energetic, a reflection of what Dr. Dog sounds like live. Continuously progressing toward a more upbeat pace and less of a psychedelic rock band, Dr. Dog seems to be reverting to a younger attitude. While many bands begin to head toward a more laid back, acoustic sound, Dr. Dog is heading in the opposite direction, looking to get people up and moving, displaying a positive energy that is sure to be infectious.
Having toured with bands such as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Strokes, The Raconteurs, and The Black Keys, Dr. Dog is within the handful of indie rock outfits that remains relatively unknown on the global spectrum, but power hitter in the indie world. It’s quite likely that Shame Shame will be the album that catapults them into the national limelight. Don’t miss your chance to see Dr. Dog during what will likely be the tour that everyone will remember, what we predict will be their breakthrough album and their establishment within the world of music.
Dr. Dog – Shame Shame tracklist
02. Shadow People
04. Unbearable Why
05. Where’d All The Time Go?
07. I Only Wear Blue
09. Mirror, Mirror
10. Jackie Wants A Black Eye
11. Shame, Shame