Song o’ The Week #4

Posted: April 8, 2008 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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The Dodos were originally known as the one-man band Dodobird from San
Fransisco. The acoustic folk act mainly comprised of guitar and
keyboards and was the brainchild of Meric Long. Meric met experimental
drummer Logan Kroeber and deicded to create a band, “where the
drumming could be a center role and help bring out the syncopated
rhythms coming out of the acoustic guitar.” This is extremely
successful in “Fools.” Long’s incessant strumming on the guitar
creates the backbone and foundation for the clicking and rattling of
the drums, not to mention the hollow wailing that echos certain words.

“The stance that we take isn’t much to bear. Yeah, we leave things to
change all the time. And our failure to care for it leaves us blind.
‘Till we’re tired and we’re crazed in the mind.”

According to their Web sites, the two bandmembers quit their day jobs as
a line cook and printer to tour in October of 2006. They played at the
South by Southwest Music Festival earlier this month and will be
playing all over the U.S. and Canada this Spring.

The Dodos Fools, Vancouver 2007

~ Peggy McWeeney

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