Dr. Dog Builds The 'B-Room'

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Dr. Dog plays in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dr. Dog plays in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

What happens when a psychedelic rock band makes a soul album? You get B-Room, the newest release from Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog. It's their 8th album, and it's the product of a new studio, a new recording approach, and a new identity as a band, which has been compared to Tom Waits, Nirvana and The Beach Boys. Dr. Dog joins us live in-studio to perform songs from — and share the story behind — B-Room.

Dr. Dog is performing tonight at the House of Blues.


Toby Leaman - bassist/vocalist
Scott McMicken - guitarist/vocalist
Zach Miller - keyboard
Frank McElroy - rhythm guitar
Dmitri Manos - multi-instrumentalist
Eric Slick - drums/percussion


Rolling Stone, "This literal hands-on approach kick-started a much-needed creative re-boot. Dr. Dog have always been revered for the deft, fluid interplay of their live shows, blending funk with roots-rock and psychedelia – but their previous albums are mostly sonic patchworks, pieced together through extensive overdubbing and demoing. B-Room offers a simpler, more organic approach to songcraft, a truer reflection of Dr. Dog's strengths as a band playing together in a room."

This segment aired on November 14, 2013.


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