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For the Dodos "the best time to make a record is right after you've finished one" says vocalist and guitarist Meric Long.

Having just wrapped up the sessions for their previous record Carrier, and fired up on the level of comfort achieved with brothers Jay and Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone studio, the duo immediately began laying to tape the batch of songs that would result in their latest and sixth record, entitled Individ.

"There were things I didn't want to forget, sounds that we had just scratched the surface of making that record that I wanted to capitalize on. Songs came together easily, there was not a lot of questioning, just moving ahead with the feeling that we were on the right track. We were freed up to do whatever came naturally," says Long.

And for the Dodos, their natural inclination is to create music that sounds positively epic.

"In a lot of ways making this record brought us back to making Visiter," their 2008 critical and commercial breakthrough, "relying heavily on the movement that occurs between just two instruments, guitar and drums. From the first take of the first song we tracked, things sounded huge and that set the tone for the entire thing."

Individ's first single "Competition" is a shining example of this proclivity, built on duelling guitar lines that overlap above and below a persistent drum beat as Long's assured vocals soar above it all.

At other points, "Goodbyes and Endings" infuses a similar up-tempo feel while changing time signatures every few bars. "Retriever" chugs along on one of the dirtiest guitar riffs the Dodos have ever set to tape, all the while accompanied by drums that are more akin to gunshots.

As the album closes with "Pattern/Shadow" (a track that features vocals from Thee Oh Sees' Brigid Dawson), Long sings "Your shadow remains / I cannot resist / The mirrored escape / Of your pattern."

It's a moment that lyrically reinforces the record's guiding force of acceptance, imparting a lesson to a band whose name inherently calls into question its future: resilience isn't always about changing or adapting to a new environment, sometimes it's about staying true to your instincts and asserting yourself in this ever changing atmosphere.

Explains Long, "Carrier was about breaking habits, recognizing and imagining yourself away from the washing machine that has you trapped. That's why the cover image was of someone watching a tornado go away from him. This record is about accepting what is natural for you or maybe even a part of you. Individ is what it sounds like inside the tornado."
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Dodos announce North American headlining tour

San Francisco duo The Dodos will hit the road this winter in support of their forthcoming album, Individ. The tour will include Canadian dates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Full tour dates:
12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater #
12/14 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
02/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
02/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American
02/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
02/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
02/16 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
02/18 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
02/19 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
02/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
02/21 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
02/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
02/23 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
02/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall
02/28 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
03/01 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03/02 – Montreal, PQ @ La Sala Rossa
03/03 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
03/05 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
03/06 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
03/10 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
03/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
03/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/14 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
3/17-22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Conference
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The Dodos announce new album, stream single

San Francisco duo The Dodos have announced their new album, Individ, will arrive in stores on Dine Alone Records on January 27, 2015, and have premiered the first single from the record, via Exclaim. Click">bit.ly here to stream "Comeptition".

For the Dodos, "the best time to make a record is right after you've finished one" says vocalist and guitarist Meric Long. Having just wrapped up the sessions for Carrier, and fired up on the level of comfort achieved with brothers Jay and Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone studio, the duo immediately began laying to tape the batch of songs that would make up Individ.

The songs came together easily, there was not a lot questioning, just moving ahead with the feeling that we were on the right track. We were freed up to do whatever came naturally,” says Long. And what comes naturally to the Dodos is creating music that sounds positively epic.

In a lot of ways making this record brought us back to making Visiter,” their 2008 critical and commercial breakthrough, “relying heavily on the movement that occurs between just two instruments, guitar and drums. From the first take of the first song we tracked, things sounded huge and that set the tone for the entire thing.” “Competition” is a shining example of this proclivity, built on dueling guitar lines that overlap above and below a persistent drum beat as Long’s assured vocals soar above it all.

Individ track listing:
01. Precipitation
02. The Tide
03. Bubble
04. Competition
05. Darkness
06. Goodbyes And Endings
07. Retriever
08. Bastard
09. Pattern/Shadow

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The Dodos announce new North American tour

The Dodos are heading back on the road and have announced one hell of a tour. The San Fran duo will be trekking around North America alongside incredible talent Neko Case. Find the Canadian dates below, full list of shows bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

THE DODOS' CANADIAN TOUR DATES
May 08 Montreal, PQ @ Corona Theatre
May 09 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
May 10 Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
May 17 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
May 18 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
May 19 Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
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The Dodos on Late Show with David Letterman

Watch San Francisco's The Dodos perform their recent single "Confidence" from new album Carrier live on the Late Show with David Letterman stage above or youtu.be target="_blank">HERE.

You can check out Carrier in all of its glory right smarturl.it target="_blank">HERE on iTunes.
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The Dodos' Carrier now available!

After months of anticipation since news broke of its arrival, the fifth studio album from San Francisco duo The Dodos is now available! The album, titled Carrier is available on a wide range of formats including digital, CD, LP (180-gram glacier blue vinyl - limited to 700 copies), and cassette. You can have a look at the special edition vinyl in action instagram.com target="_blank">HERE.

smarturl.it target="_blank">Click here to purchase Carrier on iTunes.

Hot on the heels of Carrier's release day, the band is gearing up for an extensive North American tour featuring the Canadian stops listed below. For a full list of tour dates, click bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

Sept 9, 2013 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Sept 11, 2013 - Calgary, AB @ Palomino
Sept 12, 2013 - Calgary, AB @ Palomino
Sept 13, 2013 - Edmonton, AB @ Kaleido Festival (Free show)
Sep 15, 2013 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
Sep 22, 2013 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
Sep 24, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Sep 25, 2013 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Sep 26, 2013 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa (Pop Montreal Fest)
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