New release from Dr. Dog in July

Park The Van Records and Dr. Dog are proud to announce the release of Fate, the new studio album from the Philadelphia quintet. Set for a July 22nd release, Fate follows up the critically acclaimed We All Belong, which had both critics and fans calling it one of the best albums of 2007. As with the band’s previous releases, Fate was produced and recorded by Dr. Dog at their studio in North Philadelphia. The eleven tracks that fill Fate embrace the inevitable consequences of human experiences and relationships and reinterpret them using the basic sounds of voice, bass, drum, piano and guitars. Fate rekindles the same spirit that embodied Dr. Dog’s first album Psychedelic Swamp: creating a sound with a singular voice and a purist tone.
Dr. Dog has spent the last five years working and writing to make an album like Fate. Clocking in at 43 minutes, Fate draws upon the events and circumstances that have surrounded the band and incorporates them into the group’s most stunning work to date. Putting the focus on the actual instruments in hand, Dr. Dog has reached a new level of intricacy in terms of both composition and production giving the songs a cohesiveness and timeless appeal.
From the simultaneously loose and assured "Hang On" to the caffeinated Americana of "Old Days," from the flirtatious "Uncovering The Old" to the duality of "My Friend," Fate is a intoxicatingly symphonic sound of strings, horns and open-hearted vocal arrangements.
Tour dates to be announced shortly.