We will review the entire album of Dr. Dog's B-ROOM in pre-release.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Philadelphia's Dr. Dog will release their new album entitled B-Room Oct. 1st on Anti-. Showcasing some of their most mature, streamlined and soulful writing to date, the record is the culmination of a complete overhaul of the band's writing and recording process, which finds them in a new self-built studio, writing songs live in rehearsal, and using the rock solid groove of the band, honed through workmanlike touring, as a powerful compositional tool.

B-Room, in its purest form, is a soul album. It may be obvious as the first track opens with the Gamble and Huff inspired, "The Truth." But as the album progresses the music continues to take on a soulfulness that is vibrant in its simplicity. As McMicken put it, "The hallmark of soul music for me is the arrangements are simple rather than virtuosic, and that the sound creates a feeling that is intuitive rather than intellectual."

The story begins with jackhammers instead of guitars. After ending the lease at home studio "Meth Beach" where they had been headquartered for the past eight
years, the musicians took on the commitment of constructing an entirely new recording space within a now defunct silversmith mill. As the band's bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman put it, "The whole process of recording really started with building the studio."

As the band now understands, making a record is a lot like doing construction. Both require a similar amount of frustration, intensity, and cohesion. By building a space first and releasing all of that emotion, the band was then free to engage in their creative process without the expectation or preconception that they admittedly had brought into other sessions. Recorded primarily in live takes, the songs seamlessly fuse the spontaneity of the band's live performances with the intricacy of their kaleidoscopic composition. Both Leaman and guitarist Scott McMicken credit their sonic evolution with relying less on the pre-produced demos and more with a reliance on the musicians
surrounding them.

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COMPLETE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
DATES:

Sep 15 – Red Rock Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO*

Sep 17 – The Great Salt Amphitheater – Magna, UT*

Sep 19 – Deer Lake Park – Burnaby, Canada*

Sep 20 – Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA*

Sep 21 – Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA*

Sep 22 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter – Portland, OR*

Sep 25 – America's Pavilion – San Francisco, CA*

Sep 26 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA*

Sep 27 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

Sep 28 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

Oct 1 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ*

Oct 3 – Downtown Airpark – Oklahoma City, OK*

Oct 4 – Chaifetz Arena – St Louis, MO*

Oct 08 – Mud Island Amphitheater – Memphis, TN*

Oct 09 – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL*

Oct 11 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Oct 12 – The Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*

Oct 13 – The Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*

Oct 14 – The Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*

Oct 16 – UNO Lakefront Amphithtre – New Orleans, LA*

Oct 18 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St Augustine, FL*

Oct 19 – Sun Dome – Tampa, FL*

Oct 20 – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL*

Nov 01 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 02 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY

Nov 03 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

Nov 05 – The National – Richmond, VA

Nov 06 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, SC

Nov 07 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

Nov 08 – Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON

Nov 09 – Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI

Nov 11 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

Nov 16 – Rans Head Live – Baltimore, MD

*= In support of The Lumineers

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