LISTEN: Dr. Dog Revisits Their Past in New/Old Track “Bring My Baby Back”

A reimagining of The Psychedelic Swamp, the band’s lored first set of recordings, is out February 5 via ANTI-.

The proper debut of Dr. Dog is 2005’s Easy Beat, but before that album, the Philadelphia group self-released two collections—2001’s The Psychedelic Swamp and 2002’s Toothbrush. Both of the initial releases exist in bootlegged form, but unlike Toothbrush, Psychedelic Swamp in particular has never seen any real rerelease.

For those hoping that they would get to that one now, your wish has been granted…sorta. Fifteen years after it was first recorded, Dr. Dog have revisited the material on Psychedelic Swamp by heading back to their old studio (Mt. Slippery, duh) to create a “retooled” version of the album—kind of like what The Band did with The Basement Tapes in the mid-’70s.

Not everything is old, however, as the first track shared from the upcoming release is apparently something of an all-new song (or a newly shared version of an old song) called “Bring My Baby Back.” Sounds good, whatever it is.

The Psychedelic Swamp tracklisting

Dr._Dog-2016-The_Psychedelic_Swamp_cover_med_res1. Golden Hind
2. Dead Record Player
3. Swampedelic Pop
4. Bring My Baby Back
5. Holes in My Back
6. Fire on My Back
7. Swamp Descent
8. Engineer Says
9. In Love
10. (Swamp Inflammation)
11. Badvertise
12. Good Grief
13. Swamp Is On

Dr. Dog tour dates

January
29 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
30 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
31 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

February
02 – Reno, NV – Cargo Concert Hall
03 – Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom
04 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
06 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
08 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
12 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
13 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
17 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
20 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

March
04–06 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
09 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
10 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
12 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
15 – Covington, KY – The Madison Theater
16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
18 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
24 – Baltimore, MD – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
29 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
30 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
31 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom

April
01 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
02 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
04 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
05 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
08 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s *
09 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s *
19 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub
20 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher
21 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
22 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
23 – Oostende, BE – Café De Zwerver
25 – London, UK – Oslo

July
15–17 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle

* = with Shakey Graves

(via Vulture)

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