Dr. Dog's third studio album, 'B-Room', marks the band's greatest point of clarity in more than a decade of performing and recording. Their arrangements, while still ambitious, are much simpler, moving past the multi-tracked pastiche of earlier efforts into a unique and vibrant band voice. Indeed, it is this discovery of the band-collective as a compositional tool that makes B-Room the most cohesive, soulful, loose, and plain fun record of their career.
The title of 'B-Room' references the bands newly built studio, an integral part of making the new album; the band built the new studio themselves, from the studs to the sheet rock to the recording booth. By building the space first and releasing all of that emotion, the band was then free to engage in their creative process without the expectation or preconception that they admittedly had brought into other sessions.
Recording many of the album's tracks as live takes, Dr. Dog discovered the soul roots always inherent in their Philadelphia background.