Sunday, February 14, 2016

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

Philadelphia band Dr. Dog is back in action.

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."

Previously: "American Pie," from the 215 Follow In The Mix on Twitter here

Inquirer Music Critic
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Join Dan as he blogs about music and other forms of popular culture

Reach Dan at

Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter