Listen: Dr. Dog – Oh My Christmas Tree EP


Today, Dr. Dog will release a collection of four delightfully weird and heartfelt original Christmas songs. The EP is entitled Oh My Christmas Tree and was initially intended as a gift to the band’s family and friends. Fortunately for the rest of us, the group has decided to make the songs public.

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In keeping with the holiday spirit, 100% of artist proceeds from this digital only benefit EP will be donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that feeds more than 37 million people, including nearly 14 million children, and leads the nation in the fight against hunger.

As Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken explains “Last year, in 2012, I wrote these songs and recorded them in two different kitchens over the course of the two weeks leading up to Christmas. I made them with the intent to mail them to some of my friends and family as a christmas present. It wound up being a great gift to myself! The experience definitely showed me once again that stopping to pay closer attention to what things mean, even seemingly familiar things, always brings an added depth and beauty to life. And always in a surprising way. Christmas music can be so playful and fantastical but it can also be very melancholy and foreboding. To me thats the best. The spirit can guide you to balance and the spirit can be found anywhere you choose to look. In the cartoons and in the cold blood. In the wild imagination and in the strictest tradition. These four songs will ultimately live as that reminder for me and hopefully they serve you in some way too. You, the child of wonder. You, of age and grace. Peace be with ye.”

Dr. Dog, whose high energy live shows the New York Times Magazine recently described as “feeling as if you’re at the best house party ever” will begin a North American headline tour this January in support of their soulful new album B- Room, which Magnet proclaimed “Dr. Dog’s career-defining work” and All Music called  “a beautifully crafted slice of psych-pop goodness.”

Dr. Dog Tour Dates:
1/24/14 – University Theatre – New York, NY
1/25/14 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
1/27/13 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
1/28/14 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
1/29/14 – Cabaret Mile-End – Montreal
1/31/14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
2/01/14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
2/03/14 – Madison Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
2/05/14 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
2/06/14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
2/07/14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
2/08/14 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
2/19/14 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
2/20/14 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
2/21/14 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX
2/22/14 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/24/14 – Crescent – Phoenix, AZ
2/25/14 – Crescent – Phoenix, AZ
2/26/14 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/27/14 – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
2/28/14 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
3/1/14 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
3/3/14 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
3/4/14 – The Venue, Vancouver, BC
3/5/14 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
3/7/14 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/8/14 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
3/10/14 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
3/11/14 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
3/12/14 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
3/14/14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC


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