GREAT sounding album. I listen to it almost everyday while I close at work. Dr. Dog never disappoints. I like that this time around it's more traditional or folk-like. Survive gets me amped and I sing it all the friggin' time.
Favorite track: Survive.
Have you ever wondered, “Gee, I wonder when we’ll hear some new Dr. Dog tunes?”.
No, I don’t think you have. In fact, no one has. We put out more music than the Wolfman and Frankenstein combined. They’re lightweights. And now we have an even newer album. Gah? That’s right. It’s called Abandoned Mansion and it’s out today. Its a mood record. What I call Easy Peasy listening. Nothing too jarring or atonal. No blips or bloops or anything else that might unsettle you. There’s plenty of upright bass for any of you tall people. And, also plenty of acoustic guitar for those of you trying to live off the grid. Oh, and the harmonies put God’s own angels to shame. Also lightweights. We did a song a day for two weeks. And, almost everything was tracked live, except for some pretty egregious organ clams that we had to punch in over. Thematically, this is Dr. Dog meat and potatoes. Our proverbial wheelhouse. Songs of the oldest questions. Songs as tools to finding oneself. And most importantly, songs of acceptance. Acceptance of yourself and acceptance of the others around you. Enough pontificating. The album is great and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Unless, you are literally made out of money.
Speaking of money, it’s been a shocking few weeks and while we didn’t make the record with this intention it seems like a good time to try and help good people who are trying to do good things. If you buy a download of the album between now and the end of January, 100% of proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
You can stream Abandoned Mansion for free at Bandcamp
There is a limited edition cassette version of Abandoned Mansion. You can buy it here while they last.
That’s it, we hope you love the record.
released November 29, 2016
Written by Dr. Dog
Produced by Dr. Dog & Nathan Sabatino
1. CASUAL FREEFALL (ASCAP) 3:08
2. LADADA (ASCAP) 3:38
3. JIM SONG (ASCAP) 5:22
4. SURVIVE (ASCAP) 4:03
5. I SAW HER FOR THE FIRST TIME (ASCAP) 4:18
6. PEACE OF MIND (ASCAP) 3:43
7. COULD’VE HAPPENED TO ME (ASCAP) 3:01
8. BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE (ASCAP) 3:44
9. I KNOW (ASCAP) 4:14
10. ABANDONED MANSION (ASCAP) 5:22
Recorded in Clifton Heights, Pa.
Mt. Slippery Studios, A room, Nov. 4-20, 2014
Recording engineer: Nathan Sabatino
Mixing engineer: Nathan Sabatino
Director of Mastering: Brian Lucey
Artwork design and layout by: Leann and Randy Cornelius
All songs published- HUNTERISADOG/ASCAP
Dr. Dog is:
Toby Mark Leaman—vocals, bass
Scott Anthony McMicken—vocals, guitar
Zachery Ulrich Miller—keys
Francis Xavier McElroy—guitar, vocals
Eric James Marshall Slick—drums
Dimitri Robert Manos—percussion, drums. Guitar
*Conner Gallaher—pedal steel on “BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE”
*String quartet on “I SAW HER FOR THE FIRST TIME”
arranged by: Sarah Larsen
Quartet—Sarah Larsen (viola), Valerie Vuolo (violin)
Kaveh Saidi (violin), John Thorell (cello)
supported by 37 fans who also own “Abandoned Mansion”
this album is very fun, he still has his country-style roots but incorporates more technicalities as well as variation in style within this album, from classic country, lo-fi style folk, to rock. warms my heart and stimulates my brain. Rhino