Premiere: Fishboy – “Actor Doctor”

Posted: by The Editor


Denton, TX’s Fishboy is a narrative songwriting gold mine. Touting multiple story-based releases, often accompanied by comic strips from their own frontman and founder, Eric Michener. Their single “Actor Doctor” is one of nine on their upcoming album Art Guards. The album is a series of stories about “artists making stuff, with varying results.” We’re premiering “Actor Doctor”, listen below.

The song is based on the story of a down-on-his-luck actor looking for work, who realizes television’s fascination with medical dramas; and subsequently decides to prepare for his obvious impending career as a doctor. The centerpiece of the narrative is his affair with a nurse – and thus results the song “Actor Doctor” – an upbeat and seemingly fun-poppy-indie chronicling of the relationship’s end. 



Art Guards will be out May 19th on Lauren Records. You can pre-order the album HERE.