B-Room

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B-Room
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Studio album by Dr. Dog
Released October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
Genre Indie rock, Blues rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Length 47:42
Label ANTI-
Producer Nathan Sabatino
Dr. Dog chronology
Be The Void
(2012)
B-Room
(2013)
The Psychedelic Swamp
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[3]
Clash3/10[4]
Consequence of Sound3/5 stars[5]
Exclaim!6/10[6]
Filter81%[7]
Paste(7.7/10)[8]
Pitchfork Media(5.4/10)[9]
Popmatters7/10[10]
Under the Radar7/10[11]

B-Room is the eighth album by psychedelic rock band Dr. Dog. It was released on October 1, 2013.[12] It is the band's third release on the ANTI- record label, and the first album they recorded in their newly built studio. It was co-produced, engineered and mixed by Nathan Sabatino. The album reached No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 200[13]

Album info[edit]

According to Spin, the new record was a much more collaborative process, as the band “worked together from scratch, mimicking the manner in which they built their studio.”

Dr. Dog released the first track from the album - "The Truth" - on July 22, 2013.

Dr. Dog released the second track from the album - "Broken Heart" - on August 26, 2013.

Dr. Dog released the eleventh track from the album - "Love" - on September 17, 2013.

Dr. Dog made all of B-Room available for streaming on Rolling Stone's website[14] as well as Pandora Radio Premieres on September 24, 2013.[15]

Track listing[edit]

  1. The Truth - 4:26
  2. Broken Heart - 3:37
  3. Minding the Usher - 3:27
  4. Distant Light - 3:24
  5. Phenomenon - 3:55
  6. Too Weak to Ramble - 3:57
  7. Long Way Down - 3:52
  8. Cuckoo - 4:05
  9. Twilight - 3:35
  10. Rock & Roll - 3:08
  11. Love - 3:42
  12. Nellie - 3:38

iTunes/Deluxe Download bonus tracks

  1. Mt. Slippery - 1:48
  2. Can't Remember - 3:54
  3. Humble Passenger - 6:36

Personnel[edit]

Dr. Dog

  • Toby "Old Tober" Leaman - vocals, bass, guitar
  • Scott "Mickenz" McMicken - vocals, guitar, bass, Casio, banjo, percussion, autoharp, samples
  • Frank "Fx Mackanoid" McElroy - guitar, vocals
  • Zach "Z.U." Miller - keyboards, piano, vocals, air organ, guitar
  • Eric "Slick" Slick - drums, percussion, marimba, synth, saxophone, samples
  • Dimitri "Gasoline Monster" Manos - percussion, marimba, drums, effects, samples, autoharp

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B-Room – Dr. Dog". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory (2012-09-29). "B-Room - Dr. Dog : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  3. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (September 27, 2013). "Dr. Dog: B-Room". American Songwriter. ForASong Media, LLC. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  4. ^ James, Gareth (November 11, 2013). "Dr Dog – B-Room". Clash. Music Republic Ltd. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Bray, Ryan (September 30, 2013). "Album Review: Dr. Dog - B Room". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Schneider, Jason (September 30, 2013). "Dr Dog – B-Room". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  7. ^ MacKinnel, Kyle (October 2, 2013). "Dr. Dog B-Room – ANTI". Filter. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  8. ^ Brown, Harley (October 1, 2013). "Album Review: Dr. Dog - B Room". Paste Magazine. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  9. ^ Brown, Harley (September 30, 2013). "Dr. Dog: B Room". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  10. ^ E. Lee, Raymond (October 24, 2013). "Dr. Dog: B-Room". Popmatters. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  11. ^ Sills, Danielle (October 3, 2013). "Dr. Dog: B-Room (ANTI–)". Under the Radar. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  12. ^ SPIN, spin.com, retrieved on 07-22-2013
  13. ^ "Dr. Dog Billboard chart history". Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  14. ^ Rolling Stone, rollingstone.com, retrieved on 09-26-2013
  15. ^ Pandora, pandora.com, retrieved on 07-22-2013

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