EARLY WORD: Walking The Dog In Rittenhouse Square


Hey Jonathan,

How are you? I want to let you know Philly natives, Dr. Dog, will be playing a free show in Rittenhouse Square on August 13th, in support of their new studio album, Fate. Set for a July 22nd release, Fate is the follow up to the band¹s critically acclaimed album We All Belong, which critics and fans alike hailed as one of the best albums of 2007.

Full of intoxicatingly open-hearted arrangements, “Fate” is the work of an extraordinary band making magic from an enduring pop palette of intricate harmonies, shape-shifting melodies and ramshackle audio ingenuity. What started in the basement of a farmhouse in Pennsylvania has developed into an inventive and magnificently realized band that plan to spend 2008 and 2009 supporting their most stunning release to date.

Along with Spin, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, Stereogum, and countless others, Rolling Stone Magazine raves, “Dr. Dog make scruffy indie rock that pushes pleasure buttons,” and praise their “blissful harmonies, gather-round-the-piano hooks and big, bright melody.” People Magazine simply states Dr. Dog create “perfect pop,” while NPR gushes “Dr. Dog combines classic rock with the sound of ageless indie-pop,” resulting in “a universal, accessible sound that seems modern while still summoning memories of Todd Rundgren, The Band and The Kinks.”

Fellow musicians have also recognized Dr. Dog¹s ability to blend classic rock hooks with lush vocal harmonies. Dr. Dog has shared the stage with the likes of Wilco, My Morning Jacket, The Raconteurs, The Strokes and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. In addition, long-time fan, Beck remixed the band¹s song “The Girl” for a special 7-inch and Wilco¹s Jeff Tweedy raved in his New York Times Playlist “everything about Dr. Dog and the way they sound draws on my favorite stuff on earth.”


Let me know if you need any materials and any coverage you could give would
be greatly appreciated.

Talk to you soon.


Amy Yakuboff
Big Hassle Media

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