Watch Dr. Dog’s World Cafe session, stream The Psychedelic Swamp via NPR

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Dr. Dog | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com
Dr. Dog | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com

Dr. Dog is featured on NPR’s First Listen this week with their forthcoming record The Psychedelic Swamp. With an official release date of February 5, you can stream the local rockers’ ninth LP a week early – and get an early look at the World Cafe session they just recorded to showcase the album.

The Psychedelic Swamp follows up 2013’s B-Room with a collection of songs that were recorded way back in 2001 before the band was even really a band. NPR’s Andy Battaglia writes:

It’s no surprise that a band called Dr. Dog might tend toward loopy, loping outsider rock with a slightly goofy streak. If there were any doubt, it’s quickly dispelled by The Psychedelic Swamp, a concept album that wanders and sprawls to absorbing effect. The songs on Dr. Dog’s ninth record predate the band itself: They’re sourced from a tape with formative songs written together by Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman before they’d adopted the Dr. Dog mantle. (“A half-baked idea back in 2001, it has been reborn in 2016, fully baked,” the press release promises.)

Fans who saw last fall’s stage production SWAMP IS ON got an early preview of the material, as did XPN members who were in attendance for last week’s live-streamed World Cafe taping. Check out a VuHause video of “Badvertise” and stream The Psychedelic Swamp below.

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