VIDEO OF THE DAY: Dr. Dog Announce Live Album Release
I've been clamoring for Dr. Dog to make a live record for quite some time. (Well, clamoring sounds pretty strong, like I've been partaking in a letter writing campaign to various congressfolk or picketing a lot. It's not that strong, but STILL.) I've seen Dr. Dog at least 10 times now (words about those experiences here), and they manage to always deliver their set in a convincingly powerful manner, while pushing the development of songs that have been documented on album into fresh, developing territory; loud rockers find space to air out and breathe, and quiet strummers are reinvented as noisy, raucous anthems . Add their rough-but-polished theatrical presentations to the mix, and you've got one of the finest live bands on the planet right now. (Also, note some of the footage from their last trip through the Neptune Theatre here in Seattle!)
Live At A Flamingo Hotel is out January 13th on ANTI- Records.