There are some people who need constant audio companionship to keep us sane/motivated. Music is the soundtrack to our creativity. It makes work possible, helps define who we are and adds just enough fuel to our day to get us over most major hurdles. Each week, thanks to our friends at Inspired Mag, we aim to bring you a new musical suggestion, complete with a recommendation for it’s “intended use”. We hope to explore the full spectrum of musical tastes, so check back each week!

Music For Productivity: January 13th, 2011

Artist: Dr. Dog
Album: Shame,
 Shame
Genre: Psychedelic Rock (supposedly)

A little known fact about our design firm, is that it was founded by two music industry veterans. Outcasts, rogues… actually we just got sick of writing so many checks. During that time we were “responsible” for “promoting” albums. Quotes intended. Anyway, one day I was speaking to a publicist about one of our bands and I asked him what he was listening to on his free time. He got all quiet and started ranting on about this band Dr. Dog. He was pretty torn up about them. It was clear he was in love.

We never had a chance to give the band a proper listen until recently when their newest album, Shame, Shame, was available on Amazon MP3 at a discounted price. We snatched it up and have had it spinning in the office every single work day of 2011. In fact, Dr. Dog has been declared Artist of the Year 2011 at Paper Tiger (subject to change).

If you like rock and roll, hanging out, and listening to dogs play instruments then you need to get this record and start maxing out your creativity credit card.


Intended Use: Catching up on email in the morning. Listening before a meeting to start feeling social, or when considering a motorcycle purchase.

Have a music tip for us? What music do you listen to while working? Drop us a line in the comments and let us know!