By Devin Duckworth | March 9th, 2011
Almost two years since their last album release, The Dodos are back with their fourth full-length album, No Color, dropping on March 15 via Frenchkiss. The trio-turned-duo seems to have adjusted quickly and taken a step in the right direction by having linked up with New Pornagraphers singer Neko Case, giving the album sufficient enhancement in the vocal department.
This twosome supplies their audience with a somewhat new sound while staying true to their standard infectious melodies and frenetic percussions. No Color bursts with confidence and reinvigorates its listeners with energetic pounding and masterful finger plucking that can sometimes be more memorable than the actual vocals.
The second track titled “Going Under” starts off with a steady beat and then picks up with an unexpected chorus that loops and pops, eventually settling into the steady beats paired with Meric Long’s eager cries and background crooning. “Don’t Stop” fleshes out the feral, tribal percussion with layers of cyclic guitar arpeggios, plucking fast enough to light a fire up beneath you.
Long previously said, “One of the things that we intended to do was to really just to make a record that was exciting, almost to the point where it might be unlistenable. We just wanted the energy to come across.”
These guys encompass a really creative sound that captivates listeners with different tempos and beats mid-song and a unique, jam-sessiony vibe that makes everything sound raw and exciting. Catch The Dodos on their No Color Tour this year. Speaking from experience, this is a show you will NOT want to miss!
You can listen to No Color here before it drops next week.