Iconic psych-rockers Dr. Dog have long been superheroes in my book, but I had no idea they donned ninja gear under their capes…earlier this year, the band released a new album, went on a nationwide tour to support it, and today, they’ve added a new release to their golden catalogue, Abandoned Mansion.
Abandoned Mansion is a ten-song mood record of easy peasy listening gems, which the band describes thusly: “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….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.”
Though the record was not made with this intention, Dr. Dog has decided to try and help good people who are trying to do good things, so if you buy a download of the album (on Bandcamp) between now and the end of January, 100% of proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Give it a spin, y’all: