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Listen to Dr. Dog’s Determined New Single, “Go Out Fighting”

The second single off their forthcoming album Critical Equation

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The doctors will see you now—Dr. Dog, that is. The psych-rock band from Philadelphia, Pa., are coming back once more to release their forthcoming album Critical Equation, due out April 27 via Thirty Tigers. The band announced the album last month with the opening track, “Listening In,” which you can hear below.

The forthcoming LP is the first album Dr. Dog have recorded under the direction of an outside producer, Gus Seyffert (Beck, Bedouine). “Go Out Fighting,” the second single released off the album, is said to be inspired by a collection of sources, from reggae music to the Hammond s6 organ. In a handwritten statement, lead guitarist Scott McMicken shares the inspiration he gets from writing and playing music.

The letter details the influences drawn from to create “Go Out Fighting” and the importance of writing music to McMicken. “To sit down and write a song has always given me a window into the realization that I have a choice to make,” he writes, “to rise above my own weakness and to love.” Read the full letter below.

When the album was first announced, the band summarized the guiding force behind it in one concrete statement: “Fuck Dr. Dog.” This statement was said to have pulled the band out of a hiatus of self-doubt that had plagued the indie-rockers, enabling them to accomplish what they describe as their most “fertile creative period in memory.”

Soon, the band will embark on a tour in support of their forthcoming album, kicking off their run at the McDowell Mountain Music Fest in Phoenix, Ariz. Tickets for the shows are available through the band’s website.

Check out the band’s new single “Go Out Fighting” off Critical Equation below. Beneath that, revisit a Dr. Dog live performance from the Paste Cloud, and check out the Critical Equation album cover art and tracklist, followed by the band’s tour slate.

Critical Equation Album Art:

Critical Equation Tracklist:
01. Listening In
02. Go Out Fighting
03. Buzzing In The Light
04. Virginia Please
05. Critical Equation
06. True Love
07. Heart Killer
08. Night
09. Under The Wheels
10. Coming Out Of The Darkness

Dr. Dog  Tour Dates:

March
02 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival

April
06 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
07 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival
08 – Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note
09 – Fayetteville, Ark. @ George’s Majestic Lounge
10 – Oxford, Miss. @ The Lyric
12 – Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen
13 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live
14 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ The Culture Room
15 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
17 – Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm
18 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
19 – Richmond, Va. @ The National
20 – Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theater

May
02 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
04 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
05 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
06 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
08 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
11 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater
12 – Austin, Texas @ Moody Theater
13 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
14 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rustic
16 – New Orleans, La. @ Joy Theater
17 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
18 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
19 – Black Mountain, N.C. @ Pisgah Brewing Co.

June
01 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
02 – San Diego, Calif. @ Observatory North Park
05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
07 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
08 – Portland, Ore. @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Moore Theatre
11 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
13 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
14 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
16 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
17 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
19 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
20 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
22 – Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
23 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

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