Dr. Dog: Be The Void (red/clear galaxy) LP
New limited 10th anniversary edition pressed on red & clear galaxy coloured vinyl. Recorded in the summer of 2011, "Be The Void" seizes that vibrant spirit and transforms it into a 12-track song selection that's at turns deadly catchy and dance-worthy, wistful and bittersweet, and earthy-earnest. Though each track feels richly textured and intricately layered, the band made a conscious effort to keep the recording process fast and loose. All throughout "Be The Void", Dr. Dog delights in a playfulness that lends a refreshingly oddball feel even to the record's more true-to-form tracks. "These Days", for instance, backs its bouncy bassline with a dizzying swirl of sunny guitars, while the handclapping and hollering on the album-opening "Lonesome" help twist a downer of a refrain into a sweetly anthemic stomper of a song.