Dr. Manhattan Record Release Photos (taken by John Brunner)
March 8th, 2008
Dr. Manhattan (Vagrant Records) just released their self-titled debut album last night, although it doesn't hit stores until this Tuesday, March 11th. I'll throw a review together soon, but I've been eating this album up ever since hearing their Are You Bald? EP (iTunes link) that was released in December. Last night was their record release at Just For Fun Roller Rink in McHenry, Illinois with Flowers For Dorian and Truman & His Trophy.
Dr Manhattan heralds from Wauconda, about 20 minutes away from McHenry, so the Just For Fun is a perfect venue for them to kick off this new phase in their music career. Just For Fun has been hosting local shows since at least 2000, usually carrying with it around 30-40 people (this one had at least 150-200). Seeing how this was the most hyped show there since First Grade Crush came years ago…