The Dodos - 'Carrier'

The Dodos - 'Carrier'

Maybe it’s a little bit too simplistic to look to the death of touring Dodos guitarist Christopher Reimer in 2012 to explain the air of moroseness that permeates ‘Carrier’, the San Francisco band’s fifth album. It seems like an especially...

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Album Review: The Dodos - No Color (Wichita)

The Dodos - No Color (Wichita)

Now shorn of vibraphonist Keaton Snyder, San Francisco’s The Dodos remain a three-piece with the addition of alt.country chanteuse Neko Case . The sometime New Pornographer is a welcome recruit; it’s her vocal tone – warm, searching, a...

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Album review: The Dodos - 'Time To Die'

Album review: The Dodos - 'Time To Die'

If the internet as we know it, imploded tomorrow, what’s the worst that could happen? OK, industry and commerce would grind to a halt, banking systems would collapse, governments would certainly crumble, there’d be widespread looting and...

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Live Review: The Dodos

Live Review: The Dodos

Los Angeles’ 405 freeway on Saturday afternoon is no place for the faint-hearted. The major north-south artery is so snarled with traffic that it’s in a constant state of emergency, trying the patience of the most determined showgoer. Still...

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The Dodos

The Dodos

Our patience finally snapped like a frostbitten twig around the time tonight’s encore hit the seven-minute mark. Until that point The Dodos had held our attention admirably. Their endlessly intricate flights of psych-folk fancy proving both...

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The Dodos

The Dodos

What do The Dodos think they’re doing? Kicking up a stink with the cardie-brigade, that’s what. And more power to them, as this folksy misdemeanour finds them performing a rough-and-ready assault on acoustic guitar, complete with raucous...

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The Dodos

The Dodos

Not before time, these San Fran folkists give the kiss of life to an ailing genre Folk music is, of course, the new black right now; some few examples might be good (Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Cass McCombs), but the majority of it is lazy,...

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