The Dodos at KEXP (2015 promotion)
2015 celebrated the beginning of the year with a brilliant new album by the fantastic Dodos, who in turn celebrated a 10-year collaboration with the release of Individ in late january via Polyvinyl Records.
a new album indeed, made of genuine moments of feverish grace and flair (Goodbyes and Endings, The Tide, Pattern/Shadow, Competition, Retriever) with no less than 9 essential songs recorded just after Carrier (2013) –maybe to ward off the tragic death of occasional contributing guitarist Christopher Reimer.
you may have noticed over the years that the pond has always been pretty fond of The Dodos, and the frog has never missed the chance to see them in concert. because, if The Dodos are virtuous to write superb melodies, fanciful and extraordinary rhythm breaks, moving tunes and thrilling songs, the very enjoyable part of The Dodos is also on stage.
this incredible joyful energy, this authentic and true sympathy that the two of them share in concerts, this emotion is a pure and golden one.
well, these past weeks saw the frog struggling in a deep intergalactic void, enduring a painful stupid incapability to attend gigs, and therefore missing for the first time The Dodos as they headed to the pond.
but when your gig appetite is too vigorous, KEXP offers the best delicatessen plates in town. bon appétit.