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This San Francisco duo might be feeling the effects of former guitarist Christopher Reimer’s death in 2012. (There's a song called “Death,” for what it’s worth.) Though he was no longer a member at that time, Reimer inspires a somber tone through much of the duo’s fifth album, Carrier, with Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber slowing things down in key spots more than usual in the process. “Holidays” is ghostly, lasting a mere minute and a half, but shows a beauty that’s splendidly fleeting. “Transformer” drips with a hypnotic downcast form. “Confidence” starts with a sense of reflection. “Family” evokes the idea of a long-lost b-side, with the vocals coming from somewhere in the distance with a melodic innocence worthy of an obscure ‘60s group such as The Critters. “The Current” ramps up an upbeat attack. “Destroyer” re-introduces the band’s tendency to trip up the rhythms in odd spots, while “Substance” drums its ways to power. The Dodos come out of it very much alive.

Customer Reviews

Press Play

Simply press play, sit back and let your mind drift along through this album. Very well put together

Love this

An album to space off to, and great instrumentals, the dodos always come up with amazing music

I like.

This album is defiantly going to be one of the deeper cuts.


Formed: 2005 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, unpredictable San Francisco indie rock duo the Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long's interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues fingerpicking. The Dodos independently released their debut album, Beware of the Maniacs, that same year, followed by Visiter in 2008. Long...
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