9 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though it took more than a year The Dodos to follow up their previous album, Carrier, the band began recording Individ just after the sessions for the earlier album finished up. For multi-instrumentalist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber, there’s no formula for how songs will come together. But when the songs emerge from the process, it’s obvious what they have. “Bubble” evokes the innocence of the early Beach Boys in its vocal, while its music expands with modern sophistication. “Retriever” bounces its beats off the reverb for a seductive tribal sound. “Bastard” centers on the San Francisco duo’s underrated harmonies. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though it took more than a year The Dodos to follow up their previous album, Carrier, the band began recording Individ just after the sessions for the earlier album finished up. For multi-instrumentalist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber, there’s no formula for how songs will come together. But when the songs emerge from the process, it’s obvious what they have. “Bubble” evokes the innocence of the early Beach Boys in its vocal, while its music expands with modern sophistication. “Retriever” bounces its beats off the reverb for a seductive tribal sound. “Bastard” centers on the San Francisco duo’s underrated harmonies. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Possibly Their Greatest Release

XxW!n4EverxX

It hasn't even come out yet but I already know this will be an amazing album.

One of the greatest bands ever

Amazing music!

So simple, yet such emotional and energetic music. I love The Dodos, and everything they have put out so far. Each album is a little different, bringing something new to the table. Its such a great break from the overrated crap played on the radio. These guys deserve to be wayy bigger!

I'm ready

JG Y'all

Bout to drum way too intensely on my steering wheel.

About The Dodos

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 and Kroeber added electric vibraphonist Keaton Snyder to the fold and collaborated with producer Phil Ek on 2009's Time to Die, which found the trio exploring a more fleshed-out sound. For 2011's No Color, the band recruited Neko Case as a supporting vocalist and returned to its Visiter-era approach. The following year they were left in shock by the news of the sudden death of touring member Chris Reimer (also of Canadian outfit Women), who passed away in his sleep. This led Long and Kroeber to reassess the entire band, and for Long in particular, the way he approached songwriting and his guitar work. Their fifth record, Carrier, was released in 2013. Two years later, the band returned with Individ, a set of songs recorded shortly after Carrier that focused on Visiter-like interplay between Long and Kroeber. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
San Francisco, CA
FORMED
2005

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