Dr. Dog announce new album, Critical Equation, share “Listening In”: Stream

Plus, their first tour in two years


    Over the past few months, psych rockers Dr. Dog have been sharing photos and video from studio sessions through social media. After teasing fans with a song snippet on Friday, they have announced a forthcoming album entitled, Critical Equation. It’s their first proper full-length of new material in five years and is out April 27th through Thirty Tigers.

    The LP is Dr. Dog’s first project helmed by an outside producer. They worked with Gus Seyffert (Bedouine, Michael Kiwanuka) in an effort to evolve their sound. “We’d been touring and making records for our entire adult lives, and I think we just needed to take a step back,” bassist and singer Toby Leaman shared through a press statement. “It was important for all of us to figure out if we were actually doing what we wanted to be doing, or if we were just letting momentum carry us down this path we’d always been on.”

    “This band has been at work a long time and this record is about a concerted effort to push ourselves to grow with courage and confidence built upon our history together,” he added. “That ends up being a renewed testimony of love for ourselves, each other, the work we do together, and the willingness to approach something you know so well with a beginners innocence.”


    As a preview of the new release, Dr. Dog have shared the opening track, “Listening In”. The song features noodling guitars, a thumping bass drum, and an infusion of synths. The lovelorn lyrics include lines like, “And it’s been a long, lonely winter/ I just want you back/ And I know I saw you up there in the window/ And some shadows.”

    Hear it below.

    Dr. Dog’s most recent album was 2016’s Abandoned Mansion.

    Critical Equation Artwork:

    Critical Equation Tracklist:
    01. Listening In
    02. Go Out Fighting
    03. Buzzing In The Light
    04. Virginia Please
    05. Critical Equation
    06. True Love
    07. Heart Killer
    08. Night
    09. Under The Wheels
    10. Coming Out Of The Darkness

    Dr. Dog will also embark on their first tour in two years to support Critical Equation. The cross-country US trek kicks off at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix on March 2nd and continues through the end of June. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 19th.


    Check out the complete itinerary below.

    Dr. Dog 2018 Tour Dates:
    03/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival
    04/06 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
    04/07 – Knoxville, TN @ Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival
    04/08 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
    04/09 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
    04/10 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric
    04/12 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
    04/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
    04/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
    04/15 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
    04/17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
    04/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    04/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
    04/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
    05/02 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    05/04 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    05/05 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
    05/06 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
    05/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
    05/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
    05/11 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
    05/12 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater
    05/13 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    05/14 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rustic
    05/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
    05/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
    05/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    05/19 – Black Mountain, NC @ Pisgah Brewing Co.
    06/01 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    06/02 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    06/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
    06/07 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    06/08 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    06/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
    06/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    06/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    06/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    06/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
    06/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    06/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    06/22 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
    06/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

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