Dr. Dog – Survive

cc2011067 - Dr. Dog for Band Publicity photographed in Philadelphia, PA. photos by Chris Crisman © 2011 Chris Crisman Photography LLC

Lt Dan Buckley here with my DJ pick for this week. One of my all time favorite bands Dr. Dog released Abandoned Mansion late last year with no advanced notice to their fans. The album was originally exclusively available on the band’s Bandcamp page, with 100 percent of the proceeds from downloads of the album through Jan. 31 benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center. Recorded in 2014, Abandoned Mansion features ten previously unreleased tracks.

“Thematically, this is Dr. Dog meat and potatoes,” the band wrote on its website. “Our proverbial wheelhouse. Songs of the oldest questions. Songs as tools to finding oneself. And most importantly, songs of acceptance. Acceptance of yourself and acceptance of the others around you. Enough pontificating. The album is great and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Unless, you are literally made out of money.”

The track “Survive” popped out as one of my favorites right away. I’m excited to hear it on the radio all day today. Take a listen below and tell us what you think!