Beloved Philadelphia band Dr. Dog release a staggering burst of vital rock 'n' roll with their new record Be The Void. The album is the raucous follow up to the group's critically lauded Shame, Shame. While the band's previous records boasted meticulously crafted symphonic pop, this time around the band turns up the guitars and delivers a truly great cathartic rock 'n' roll album played with near reckless abandon and passion. With the addition of new drummer Eric Slick and electronics-percussionist-guitarist Dimitri Manos, the band entered the studio (Meth Beach) with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and confidence, tracking the songs live to perfectly capture the rough and tumble energy of their renowned live show. The songs on Be The Void flawlessly combine Dr. Dog's adventuresome and expansive arrangements with a far leaner and meaner primal sound. The beats are harder, the guitars louder and edged with a warm distortion. From the rollicking re-imagined blues of the disc's opening track to the searing guitars of "Vampire," the frenetic punk urgency of "Over Here Over There" and the beautifully fuzzed out rock of "Warrior Man," Dr. Dog's Be The Void is a truly great rock 'n' roll record and the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived.