A band of tuneful hippies for which sad songs hold no sway and harmonies know no bounds, Dr. Dog has never been a tough sell. The Philly-based quintet has changed lineups over the years but never swayed from its essential core. Scott McMicken's high, elastic voice recalls the lysergic mid '90s alt-pop of Tripping Daisy and the Flaming Lips, but the harmonies and piano-and-guitar driven arrangements show the imprint of Van Dyke Parks and all eras of the Beach Boys. Five-plus years of blog buzz and critical love hasn't enlarged the band's visibility in many significant ways, but Dr. Dog's modest but fervent fan base treats every song like a... More >>>