Eccentric Indie Pop friends Dr. Dog kicked off 2012 with a new album, Be The Void, 47 minutes of everything one would expect from a Dr. Dog album. The entire album (its second for the uber-cool Anti-Records) is a strangely beautiful combination of dark drum beats, quirky lyrics and organ sounds that vary from eerie to chipper.
The band formed in Pennsylvania in 1999 as a side project while members Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken worked with their other band, Raccoon. Like many side projects, Dr. Dog soon became priority No. 1. The addition of three more members brought about the self-release of a second album, and soon afterward the group toured with My Morning Jacket. Fast forward roughly a decade and fans will find that not much has changed. Dr. Dog plays at 9 p.m. Sunday at 20th Century Theater. 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. Tickets are $18; $20 day of show. www.the20thcenturytheatre.com.