Dr. Dog Shares New Album ‘Abandoned Mansion’
The new 10-track effort was recorded with engineer Nathan Sabatino at Mt. Slippery Studios in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania on November 4 – 20, 2014. Pedal steel guitarist Conner Gallaher guests on the track “Both Sides of The Line” and a string quartet made up of Sarah Larsen on viola, Valerie Vuolo and Kaveh Saidi on violin and John Thorell on cello appear on the song “I Saw Her for the First Time.”
The band shared the following regarding Abandoned Mansion, which you can stream below:
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.
Abandoned Mansion Tracklist
- Casual Freefall
- Jim Song
- I Saw Her for the First Time
- Peace of Mind
- Could’ve Happened to Me
- Both Sides of The Line
- I Know
- Abandoned Mansion