The Psychedelic Swamp

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The Psychedelic Swamp
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
GenreIndie rock, blues rock, neo-psychedelia
Dr. Dog chronology
The Psychedelic Swamp
Abandoned Mansion

The Psychedelic Swamp is the ninth album by psychedelic rock band Dr. Dog. It was released on February 5, 2016.[1] It is the band's fourth release on the ANTI- record label, and is a revamped version of their unreleased debut LP. The album was produced and engineered by Nathan Sabatino.


The album was made available for streaming on NPR's website[2] on January 27, 2016, 9 days before it was released. Two tracks were also made available prior to the album's release - "Badvertise" was released on November 6, 2015, followed with "Bring My Baby Back" on January 5, 2016.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubA-[5]
Consequence of SoundC-[6]
Drowned in Sound7/10[7]
Under the Radar7/10 stars[8]

The Psychedelic Swamp received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 72/100 based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dr. Dog, except where noted [9].

1."Golden Hind" (Doug O'Donnell)3:12
2."Dead Record Player"3:31
3."Swampadelic Pop"3:42
4."Bring My Baby Back"3:48
5."Holes In My Back"2:34
6."Fire On My Back"2:37
7."Swamp Descent" (Doug O'Donnell)1:28
8."Engineer Says"4:09
9."In Love"3:07
10."(swamp inflammation)"0:42
12."Good Grief"2:59
13."Swamp Is On" (Dr. Dog & Doug O'Donnell)3:42
Total length:38:55


Dr. Dog

  • Toby Leaman - bass, vocals
  • Scott McMicken - guitar, vocals
  • Frank McElroy - guitar, vocals
  • Zach Miller - keyboards
  • Eric Slick - drums
  • Dimitri Manos - percussion, Meatball's palace
  • Doug O'Donnell - guitar, vocals


  • Backup singers on tracks 4, 6, 8 and 9: Mary McCool, Mel Krodman and Eppchez
  • Saxophone on track 8: Mr. Tidypaws


  1. ^ [1],, retrieved on 01-28-2016
  2. ^ NPR, npr.opg, retrieved on 01-28-2016
  3. ^ a b "The Psychedelic Swamp by Dr. Dog Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Psychedelic Swamp - Dr. Dog". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Swedlund, Eric (February 5, 2016). "Mischief and melody collide in Dr. Dog's Psychedelic Swamp". The A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  6. ^ McGrath, Mary Kate (February 3, 2016). "Dr. Dog - The Psychedelic Swamp". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Bemrose, Bekki (April 12, 2016). "Album Review: Dr Dog - The Psychedelic Swamp". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Miller, Joshua M. (February 8, 2016). "Dr. Dog: The Psychedelic Swamp (ANTI-) Review". Under the Radar. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  9. ^ The Psychedelic Swamp,, retrieved on 02-17-2016

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