The Dodos' third album, No Color, comes out March 15.
March 7, 2011 There aren't many bands more reliant on drumming than The Dodos: The new No Color pounds and clatters with such precision and clarity, the whomp of the drums might as well get a lead-vocal credit. Hear the album here until its release on March 15.
Radiohead (top), Panda Bear (bottom left), The Dodos (bottom right).
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March 1, 2011 On this week's show, Radiohead's surprise album gets a little time to sink in. Plus: new music from Panda Bear and The Dodos, and the final chapter of Son Lux's album-in-a-month challenge.
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June 16, 2010 After four incredibly hot, exhausting and thrilling days at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the NPR Music gang is back to the land of air conditioning and indoor plumbing. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen examines some of the highlights from the enormous festival, along with Rita Houston of WFUV in New York, Andy Uhler of KUT in Austin and Jill Riley of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current.
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March 10, 2009 Like a less frenetic Animal Collective, The Dodos' members combine country-blues finger picking and tribal drumming in a way that's propelled them to the forefront of experimental folk music. Last year's Visiter aims to capture the bouts of passionate singing and explosive drum rhythms that characterize the band's live sets.
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April 7, 2008 The Dodos' music combines the propulsive drive of Sonic Youth with the odd pop quirks of Animal Collective — surprising, given that the band only has two members. Meric Long and Logan Kroeber combine brisk guitar work and pounding drums to chaotic and ethereal effect.
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