Dr. Dog: a name that has been floating in and out of my consciousness for the past couple of years, but it took a kind soul feeding me their past two recording efforts to really take hold. As a testament to the band, much of my time on flights the past two months has been occupied by the sounds their ’05 album Easy Beat and the 2006 Takers and Leavers EP. How’s that for an endorsement?

For the uninitiated: Four albums into their recording career Dr. Dog is a Philadelphia based indie outfit playing a variation of collected sounds culled from the what could be the collection of a dedicated 1970s vinyl enthusiast. Which, based of my tastes, has me pondering how I was not on board with these guys sooner? Ah well, only to make 2007 that much sweeter. Speaking of 2007, the band reportedly has an as-yet-untitled record in the can which will hopefully see the light of day this year. Elsewhere: Listen to the NPR audio program Fresh Air as Ken Tucker reviews the band’s 2005 album Easy Beat.

+++ Tour Dates can be found on the band’s website.

DOWNLOAD:
MP3: Dr. Dog :: Easy Beat (from Easy Beat)
MP3: Dr. Dog :: Say Something (from Easy Beat)
MP3: Dr. Dog :: Ain’t It Strange (from Takers and Leavers)
MP3: Dr. Dog :: California (from Takers and Leavers)
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Amazon: Dr. Dog – Easy Beat
Amazon: Dr. Dog – Takers and leavers Ep
www.drdogmusic.com ++ www.myspace.com/drdog

Elsewhere: New audio blog on the loose.
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+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional Dr. Dog MP3s.

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