Dr. Dog to Be The Void, play the Electric Factory


Philadelphia band Dr. Dog is back in action. Last week, the sextet did a surprise gig at Kung Fu Necktie in Fishtown, and their new album, Be The Void, which was recorded at their Meth Beach studio in Kensington, is due February 7 on Anti-. On one spin, it sounds like a keeper, a fuzzed-out psyched-up tinkering with the band's timelessly catchy retro-rock sound. Today the Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman fronted group announced a U.S. tour that will commence on February 1 in Columbus, Ohio and come to a close with two shows at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on March 24 and 25. Below is the video for the deceptively jaunty first single, "That Old Black Hole," in which McMicken spins on the treadmill and does his best to skirt the abyss: "I don't want to fight, but I'm constantly ready / I don't rock the boat, but it's always unsteady."

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