Artist: Dr. Dog Track: "Me and My Girl" Album: Passed Away Listen

There's been some hubbub about whether Dr. Dog, Philly's best retro-pop band, is releasing a new album. Neither their website nor their old homepage has anything about it, but songs from Passed Away are streaming for free at the link above. The band's amazing We All Belong, a personal favorite, was totally hi-fi -- a welcome twist from earlier work that sounded as if recorded in an old hut. That homey, scratchy, gramophone feel returns here, and the bulk of this record sounds closer to a collection of demos than the polished pop that made Belong such a delight.

Not sure how I feel about it...