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- Posted on Feb 13th 2010 3:00PM by Jillian Mapes
Opening with the energetic song 'Worst Trip,' off their 2007 album 'We All Belong,' Dr. Dog set the bar pretty high for the rest of their performance. And for as much time as the quintet spends on the road, it's no surprise that Dr. Dog comes to life in live settings. Very little crowd banter escapes from frontmen Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken, replaced instead by screams and confident dance moves. Fake flowers, feathers and rainbow-striped visuals complement Dr. Dog's oft-chaotic, psychedelic live sound.
New tracks such as album opener 'Strangers,' 'I Only Wear Blue' and 'Later,' which shines with its dance-rock guitar riff, found their way into Friday's performance. Although the band played many tracks off their upcoming album, titled 'Shame, Shame,' two songs were surprisingly left off the set list. The album's first single, 'Shadow People,' which made its premiere on Stereogum mere days ago, didn't turn up, nor did the album's spectacularly groovy title track, which features vocals from My Morning Jacket's Jim James. The album drops April 6 and is the band's first release on Anti- and fifth overall.
While fans received the new songs with excitement, the audience went wild during Dr. Dog's two-song encore, which featured tracks off their 2005 breakthrough album, 'Easy Beat.' The show's highlight came when the band launched into a turbo-speed rendition of 'Oh No.' The song, which beautifully highlights Dr. Dog's Beatles-like vocal harmonies, turned into a full-blown jam session when a member of opening band, the Growlers, joined Dr. Dog on stage.
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