Lonesome (Season 38)
Combine 1960s-inspired psychedelia, raucous energy and lo-fi pop sensibilities and you will get the raw dynamic of Dr. Dog. The Philadelphia-based band brings their vintage-flavored melodies and laidback charm to the Austin City Limits stage this evening for their first performance on the show.
Dr. Dog formed in 1999 with a series of experimental recordings. Over the next few years, the band toured extensively and garnered a loyal fan base in and around Philadelphia. 2008′s Fate proved to be their breakthrough success and earned positive reviews from outlets like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. The band followed Fate with Shame, Shame, which reflected a modern, electric sound taken from their live shows.
The band’s latest album, Be the Void, was released earlier this year. “[Making Be the Void] was reminiscent of when we were starting out and were these fearless weirdos in a basement, so confident and reckless and bold,” guitarist-vocalist Scott McMicken adds. “It was really liberating.”
The album was streamed on Conan O’Brien’s websites one week prior to its release and has been well received by critics. Paste said the album “combines jammy hand drums and a psychedelic soundscape with McMicken’s effortless delivery sounding somewhere between Brian Wilson and Wayne Coyne.”
EPISODE LISTThe Shins/Dr. Dog (Season 38)
- Encore: The Shins and Dr. Dog
- Season 38 continues with the Shins and Dr. Dog
- Season 38 begins on October 6
- Dr. Dog: a fierce distillation of American rock ‘n’ roll music
- Ticket Giveaway: Dr Dog 6/25
- June taping announcements: Bonnie Raitt, Dr. Dog and Mavis Staples