dr. dog - lonesome

veteran Philly-area road warriors Dr. Dog have built a successful career on their ability to imbue rootsy rhythms and heavily Band-influenced song structures with a fresh, uplifting feel. so it comes as a bit of a surprise that the video for their single “Lonesome,” from Be the Void, has such a darkly quirky vibe. in it, bassist-singer Toby Leaman kidnaps his bandmates and subjects them to a variety of filthy, juvenile tortures. (A water gun figures prominently.) all of this is set to charmingly ambling acoustic slide guitar and a bright, folky melody.

~ david marchese