Fans of Dr. Dog, an extremely popular indie rock band from Philadelphia, can rejoice — new music has arrived! Their new album, titled Critical Equation, has been winning praise all across the musical spectrum as it hits the notes that only Dr. Dog can hit. It is quirky, a bit odd, and yet the lyrics are nearly psychedelic in their nature. Sticking with their usual trend of shorter albums, Critical Equation weighs in at just 10 tracks and a mere 40 minutes long — of course leaving fans clamoring for more of the music they so love.
The band took a risk and recorded this album in a different studio than they usually have utilized, heading out to Los Angeles and working with up and coming producer Michael Kiwanuka. The result is that perfect blend of music that stays true to the band’s roots while also experimenting a bit with a new sound style. Certainly, it seems they have hit their mark on Critical Equation.
Up next for the band? A wide-ranging tour that kicks off May 4th in Detroit, Michigan and hits all of the major Midwestern cities before spanning down South and eventually all across the Northwest. The tour is massive, and will last all the way until August where they will perform their last gig of the tour at Bellwether Festival in Waynesville, Ohio. Indeed, if you’ve been meaning to see these guys in concert — this tour seems like the perfect opportunity to do so. With new music loaded and ready to be deployed, even fans who have seen Dr. Dog in concert before will surely be treated to a new experience.
While it is impossible to say when the next studio album from the Philly group will come out, Critical Equation should scratch the itch for fans for quite awhile. Of course, it is still early, but the early returns are that this album perfectly encapsulates the style of Dr. Dog that has won them so many fans over the years.