Dr. Dog Unveils Plans For The Psychedelic Swamp

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Dr. Dog just announced The Psychedelic Swamp, a new-ish album to be released February 5. We say “new-ish” because The Psychedelic Swamp is actually the band’s debut album, previously only existing on cassette and the rare internet bootleg. Now, the band has rerecorded the tracks to give the album the full release treatment.

As the band describes the album in a press release:

“In the waning days of our previous millennium, an envelope arrived at theDr. Dog Bungalow. Initially misplaced among credit card solicitations and clothing catalogs, it had no postage and smelled of a fusty funk, as if it had once been wet. The return address said simply “Phrases from the Psychedelic Swap.”

Inside was a cassette tape. “Play me,” it said, and “Play Me,” didn’t mean simply “Listen to Me,” but literally “Play Me!” It was a call to action, urging Dr. Dog to record a great pop album.”

Listen to the first track from the album, “Bring My Baby Back,” exclusively at Vulture.

DR. DOG on Tour:

Jan 29 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Jan 30 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Jan 31    The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 02   Cargo Concert Hall, Reno, NV
Feb 03   Midtown Ballroom, Bend, OR
Feb 04   Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Feb 05   Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
Feb 06   Venue, Vancouver, Canada
Feb 08   Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Feb 09   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
Feb 11   The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 12   Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Feb 13   Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Feb 16   Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Feb 17   Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 19   The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 20   The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
Mar 04-06  Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Okeechobee, FL
Mar 09  The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Mar 10  Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Mar 11  St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
Mar 12  Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Mar 13  The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Mar 15  The Madison Theater, Covington, KY
Mar 16  Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 18  Terminal 5, New York, NY
Mar 24  Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Mar 29  Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Mar 30  Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
Mar 31  Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
Apr 01  Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Apr 02  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Apr 04  George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR
Apr 05  Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
Apr 08  Stubb’s, Austin, TX –  w/ Shakey Graves
Apr 09  Stubb’s, Austin, TX – w/ Shakey Graves
Apr 19  Privatclub – Berlin, DE
Apr 20  Nochtspeicher – Hamburg, DE
Apr 21  Sugar Mountain Presents Dr. Dog at Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
Apr 22  Badaboum – Paris, FR
Apr 23  Café De Zwerver – Oostende, BE
Apr 25  Oslo – London, UK
Jul 15-17  Forecastle – Louisville, KY

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