Dr. Dog was the musical teenage pursuit of childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken.
Describing Dr. Dog’s sound is like tagging a moving carnival train from another carnival train going the other way. Imagine a basement summit meeting between Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Robert Pollard, Stephen Malkmus, Beck and They Might Be Giants, and you’re getting close. From its earliest self-released work (2001’s Psychedelic Swamp, 2002’s Toothpaste) to its latest output for Park the Van (2005’s Easy Beat, 2007’s We All Belong, last year’s sublime Fate) and going forward from here (the band signed with Anti-/Epitaph earlier this year and is nearly finished with a new album, slated for release early next year), Dr. Dog has been and will be guided by a number of voices.
They play the Mad Hatter. Read Brian Baker's interview with the band and get show details here.