January 27, 2012

and i don’t rock the boat, but it’s always unsteady

With a skiffly, radiant backbeat and a prowling baseline, this first song I heard from Dr. Dog‘s new album Be The Void sounds to me like the opening credits of some Seventies blaxploitation film. One can practically see the satin man-blouses and the corduroy bellbottoms, sunlight glinting off badass shades, no? It is completely terrific and I can’t stop listening to it.

That Old Black Hole – Dr Dog

The rapid-fire impressionism of the video above is completely fantastic, but in my mind I definitely see this:

Be The Void is the sixth album from the Philadelphia band, and I love what Scott McMicken said about how it feels to him: “It was reminiscent of when we were starting out and were these fearless weirdoes in a basement, so confident and reckless and bold.” Those are some of my favorite things in music.

Listen to the fuzzy, bluesy, messy opening track off Be The Void below, and preorder it from the ANTI website.

Dr. Dog – Lonesome by antirecords

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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