January 12th, 2010
This just in: Anti- Records has announced that on April 6th, it will release Shame, Shame, the sixth album by Philly’s own Dr. Dog and first for the label. And at the end of the month, the quintet will embark on a 10-week U.S. tour that will bring them to Electric Factory on Thursday, May 13th, the third-to-last date of the jaunt (they’ll also play the State Theater in State College, PA on February 13th, if you’re up for the drive). Tickets for the Electric Factory show (also featuring openers Deer Tick) go on sale Friday, January 22nd at 10 a.m.
Oh, and here’s some hyperbolic publicity-speak about the new album for you:
The stylistic reference points of Dr. Dog remain on Shame, Shame but with a darker tone. It’s an album whose themes of doubt, confusion and unanswered questions are soothed by bright harmonies, taut guitar riffs and soaring melodies. From beginning to end, Shame, Shame is a record destined to claim its place on the timeless margins, untouched by modern tastes and content to exist on its own terms. It’s the auspicious sound of Dr. Dog writing their exciting next chapter, one they’ve been working towards since they played their first notes together.
We sure hope it’s that good — when we hear it for ourselves we’ll let you know what we think!