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Recorded in the summer of 2011, Be The Void seizes that vibrant spirit and transforms it into a 12-track song selection thats at turns deadly catchy and dance-worthy (the shuffling swagger of Big Girl), wistful and bittersweet (the lovely, languid sigh of Get Away), and earthy-earnest (the twangy troubadour folk of Turning the Century). Though each track feels richly textured and intricately layered, the band made a conscious effort to keep the recording process fast and loose. We worked quicker and trusted our gut more than ever before, and at times it was scary and almost panic-inducing, says gui- tarist-vocalist Scott McMicken. All of a sudden youd be aware of a feeling like, This is really working, so dont mess it up. And then the song ends and your hearts pounding and you realize you havent taken a breath in three minutes. It was like riding a rollercoaster and wishing you could get right back on again. As a result of that newfound abandon and surrender to intuition, theres so much on the record that I could never have imagined us being able to come up with, McMicken adds.

All throughout Be The Void, Dr. Dog delights in a playfulness that lends a refreshingly oddball feel even to the records more true-to-form tracks. These Days, for instance, backs its bouncy bassline with a dizzying swirl of sunny guitars, while the handclapping and hollering on the album-opening Lonesome help twist a downer of a refrain (What does it take to be lonesome? Nothing at all) into a sweetly anthemic stomper of a song.

Recorded in the summer of 2011, Be The Void seizes that vibrant spirit and transforms it into a 12-track song selection thats at turns deadly catchy and dance-worthy (the shuffling swagger of Big Girl), wistful and bittersweet (the lovely, languid sigh of Get Away), and earthy-earnest (the twangy troubadour folk of Turning the Century). Though each track feels richly textured and intricately layered, the band made a conscious effort to keep the recording process fast and loose. We worked quicker and trusted our gut more than ever before, and at times it was scary and almost panic-inducing, says gui- tarist-vocalist Scott McMicken. All of a sudden youd be aware of a feeling like, This is really working, so dont mess it up. And then the song ends and your hearts pounding and you realize you havent taken a breath in three minutes. It was like riding a rollercoaster and wishing you could get right back on again. As a result of that newfound abandon and surrender to intuition, theres so much on the record that I could never have imagined us being able to come up with, McMicken adds.

All throughout Be The Void, Dr. Dog delights in a playfulness that lends a refreshingly oddball feel even to the records more true-to-form tracks. These Days, for instance, backs its bouncy bassline with a dizzying swirl of sunny guitars, while the handclapping and hollering on the album-opening Lonesome help twist a downer of a refrain (What does it take to be lonesome? Nothing at all) into a sweetly anthemic stomper of a song.

045778716999

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ANTI
Rel. Date: 04/15/2022
UPC: 045778716999

Be The Void: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Red & Clear Galaxy LP]
Artist: Dr. Dog
Format: Vinyl
New: Not in stock
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DISC: 1

1. Lonesome
2. That Old Black Hole
3. These Days
4. How Long Must I Wait?
5. Get Away
6. Do the Trick
7. Vampire
8. Heavy Light
9. Big Girl
10. Over Here, Over There
11. Warrior Man
12. Turning the Century

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Recorded in the summer of 2011, Be The Void seizes that vibrant spirit and transforms it into a 12-track song selection thats at turns deadly catchy and dance-worthy (the shuffling swagger of Big Girl), wistful and bittersweet (the lovely, languid sigh of Get Away), and earthy-earnest (the twangy troubadour folk of Turning the Century). Though each track feels richly textured and intricately layered, the band made a conscious effort to keep the recording process fast and loose. We worked quicker and trusted our gut more than ever before, and at times it was scary and almost panic-inducing, says gui- tarist-vocalist Scott McMicken. All of a sudden youd be aware of a feeling like, This is really working, so dont mess it up. And then the song ends and your hearts pounding and you realize you havent taken a breath in three minutes. It was like riding a rollercoaster and wishing you could get right back on again. As a result of that newfound abandon and surrender to intuition, theres so much on the record that I could never have imagined us being able to come up with, McMicken adds.

All throughout Be The Void, Dr. Dog delights in a playfulness that lends a refreshingly oddball feel even to the records more true-to-form tracks. These Days, for instance, backs its bouncy bassline with a dizzying swirl of sunny guitars, while the handclapping and hollering on the album-opening Lonesome help twist a downer of a refrain (What does it take to be lonesome? Nothing at all) into a sweetly anthemic stomper of a song.

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