I really love this refined sound The Dodos have settled themselves into. Their latest single, “Confidence,” sets the tone, an uplifting beat that turns into racing rhythms and guitars. The maturation and years these two have been playing together has done wonders.
I’m absolutely enthralled for their forthcoming release, Carrier, due out late this Summer.
Perfect Games – The Broken West This one is sad to revisit since this great power-pop band is no longer together. In the 5 years they were around they released two solid albums. Ah, I miss this music. Post break-up, Ross Flournoy is now in Apex Manor and has just released their debut earlier this year through Merge, which apparently isn’t going the smoothest for him since he just checked into rehab…
Gift From a Holiday – Like Pioneers I don’t know if anyone has noticed but I kind of like this band’s sound a lot, especially this song because I can’t help but sing along. Theses guys are a mini Chicago indie super group which also worried me that they wouldn’t continue their efforts because of being too busy. Thankfully though, their manager emailed me a couple of months ago informing me that they in fact were in the process of creating new material and even had a session for Coach House Sounds. Keep them on your radar, or I’ll try to at least.
You Were Right – Days Away I have a strong affirmation for the progressive rock band, Days Away. I started listening to them back in my emo days and don’t even shake your head because everyone had emo days whether you believe me or not. Anyways, another great band come and gone but today we will revisit them.
Walking – The Dodos I love the banjo. Absolutely love it so obviously that’s why this song is so great to me. “Walking” is one of their earliest songs off Visiter after being signed to Frenchkiss. I really enjoy the female vocals floating in for the chorus to give the song a little more depth. The guys have just released their fourth album, No Colors, this year (impressive!).
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