Thursday, June 19, 2008

Next Big Thing Alert: Dr. Dog

Okay, so Dr. Dog has been around for a minute now, but surely it's time for them to blow up. Opening shows for the likes of My Morning Jacket and M Ward have certainly helped garner deserved attention, but their latest release, Fate, due out July 22nd on Park the Van Records, should push them over the threshold to become a household name (at least, in indie rock kid households). The Philadelphia quintet's psychedelic pop is as good as it gets on this latest effort, seamlessly blending elements from obvious influences The Band, The Beach Boys and The Beatles, as well as the more recent developments of The Flaming Lips and Pavement. The bittersweet and earnest collection has a timeless and universal feel and appeal. Let's just hope they don't need to sell a track to "Grey's Anatomy" to get noticed.

Here is the first release from Fate, "The Old Days"

Pre-order Fate here.

Be sure to check out Dr. Dog performing live in Chicago on August 2nd at Lollapalooza. See where they'll be elsewhere in the country here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just found out Dr. Dog is up for Yahoo! Music Who's Next. So many good bands this time around - it's gonna make it hard to choose! I love The Duke Spirit too. You should def check 'em out. Vote here