Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog will be back with a follow-up to 2012’s Be the Void on Oct. 1 via Anti- Records.
The band will release its eighth studio album, B-Room, which “in its purest form, is a soul album.” Starting from scratch in almost every aspect, the group started the process by leaving their home recording base of “Meth Beach” after their lease was up, and constructing a brand new self-built studio inside a now-defunct silversmith mill.
“The whole process of recording really started with building the studio,” said bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman in a statement.
In terms of music, instead of developing ideas brought in by frontmen Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken, the two collaborated with the rest of the sextet on crafting the songs, building from the ground up, and recorded much of the album in full-band live takes.
The result of Dr. Dog’s change-up in writing and recording processes can be heard on their recently released song, “The Truth,” an easy-going, soul-drenched tune inspired by the likes of Gamble and Huff. The lyrical video, a patchwork of old railroad footage, can be watched above.
Dr. Dog will also go on tour with The Lumineers this fall. Check out a list of dates below.
Dr. Dog w/ The Lumineers Tour Dates
15 - Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rock Amphitheatre
17 - Magna, Utah @ The Great Salt Amphitheatre
20 - Redmond, Wash. @ King County’s Marymoor Park
21 - Redmond, Wash. @ King County’s Marymoor Park
22 - Portland, Ore. @ Rose Qrter Memorial Coliseum
25 - San Francisco, Calif. @ America’s Cup Pavilion
26 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl
27 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
28 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
1 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
3 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Downtown Airpark
4 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Chaifetz Arena
8 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Mud Island Amphitheatre
9 - Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
11 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
12 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
13 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
14 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
16 - New Orleans, Louis. @ UNO Lakefront Arena
18 - St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amp
19 - Tampa, Fla. @ USF Sun Dome
20 - Boca Raton, Fla. @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater
1. The Truth
2. Broken Heart
3. Minding the Usher
4. Distant Light
6. Too Weak to Ramble
7. Long Way Down
10. Rock & Roll