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Dr Dog and Saint Rich To Release Split EP and Embark On US Tour Together

Philadelphia band Dr. Dog and New Jersey duo Saint Rich have teamed up for both an extensive US tour and a very special collaborative recording. The two bands have released a four song EP together via the free download site Noise Trade.

The EP contains four tracks. Each band covered each other and there is a song from each respective band’s own record. Dr Dog recorded a version of Saint Rich’s song Dreams from their record Beyond the Drone. Saint Rich in turn interpreted the song Rock & Roll from Dr Dog’s album B-Room. In addition the EP contains Dr Dog’s Phenomenon from B-Room and Saint Rich’s Crying From the Home from Beyond the Drone.

Dr. Dog’s Zach Miller explains the band’s unique process on their cover: “Every track was recorded in a different state. We didn’t have a lot of time to get together on this one so we recorded our own tracks at home and sent them to Scott in Connecticut.

“Musically and creatively it was a challenging song to record because the melody and the chords felt fused together — like there is a new chord on every note of the melody – and it was tough to break away from that, especially being so isolated. But in the end it felt much more loose and laid back. Scott really worked some magic on the mix too.”

Saint Rich’s Steve Marion explains their song selection and recording process: “It was the song we van-jammed the hardest on our last tour with Wild Belle. The vote was in Rock and Roll. The lyrics of the song serve as an instruction manual for how to record the song. We started with “a Tascam, some Maxwells, a Shure 57 and a stereo delay” and ran wild with it.”

You can sample and download the Dr. Dog and Saint Rich’s Casual Freefall Tour EP at Noise Trade.

Dr. Dog are currently touring in support of their acclaimed new album B-Room. You can catch Dr Dog live alongside Saint Rich on the following dates:
Jan 25 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Jan 27 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Jan 28 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Jan 29 Cabaret Mile-end Montreal, Canada
Jan 31 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Feb 01 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Feb 03 Madison Theater Cincinnati, OH
Feb 05 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Feb 06 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Feb 07 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Feb 08 Riviera Chicago, IL
Feb 19 The Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA
Feb 20 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Feb 21 Stubb’s Austin, TX
Feb 22 House Of Blues Dallas, TX
Feb 24 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Feb 25 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Feb 26 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Feb 27 Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28 CATALYST Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 01 Warfield San Francisco, CA
Mar 03 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Mar 04 Venue Vancouver, Canada
Mar 05 NEPTUNE THEATER Seattle, WA
Mar 07 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 08 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Mar 10 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
Mar 11 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Mar 12 The Pageant St Louis, MO
Mar 14 9:30 Club Washington, DC

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Dr Dog Release Oh My Christmas Tree EP

Dr. Dog released a collection of four delightfully weird and heartfelt original Christmas songs yesterday. The EP is entitled Oh My Christmas Tree and was initially intended as a gift to the band’s family and friends. Fortunately for the rest of us, the group has decided to make the songs public. And thanks to the fine folks at Slate Magazine you can listen to them here.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, 100% of artist proceeds from this digital only benefit EP will be donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that feeds more than 37 million people including nearly 14 million children and leads the nation in the fight against hunger.

As Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken explains: “Last year, in 2012, I wrote these songs and recorded them in two different kitchens over the course of the two weeks leading up to Christmas. I made them with the intent to mail them to some of my friends and family as a Christmas present. It wound up being a great gift to myself.

“The experience definitely showed me once again that stopping to pay closer attention to what things mean, even seemingly familiar things, always brings an added depth and beauty to life. And always in a surprising way.

“Christmas music can be so playful and fantastical but it can also be very melancholy and foreboding. To me that’s the best. The spirit can guide you to balance and the spirit can be found anywhere you choose to look. In the cartoons and in the cold blood. In the wild imagination and in the strictest tradition. These four songs will ultimately live as that reminder for me and hopefully they serve you in some way too. You, the child of wonder. You, of age and grace. Peace be with ye.”

For more information on Feeding America and how to help, go to: www.feedingamerica.org . To order the EP go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/oh-my-christmas-tree-ep/id767992747.

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