Dr. Dog is a rock band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania consisting of Toby Leaman (bass guitar), Scott McMicken (lead guitar), Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboard), and Eric Slick (drums). Vocal duties are shared between Leaman and McMicken, with all members contributing harmonies.
The band’s style of indie rock is influenced by bands of the 1960s like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, also drawing the influence of the lo-fi sound and pop of indie rock bands of the 1990s like Guided by Voices and Pavement. Their latest release Critical Equation features a more polished production.
The Nude Party congealed as one unit in the southern mountain town of Boone, NC in 2013 and gained their namesake very literally. Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. As the hysteria at their local shows steadily increases, so does their reputation with local law enforcement, forcing them daily more to seek employment anywhere but home. The group has prodigally exiled themselves and are staying scarce with a string of self-booked tours which have linked them up with The Growlers, The Oblivians, La Luz, Night Beats, and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.