The Dodos, more like The So-so’s


The Dodos
So I got The Dodo’s album’s “Visiters”. The album cover gave me somewhat false hopes. (Sadly, I could not find a picture of it.) I was hoping to hear children, like Eyeball Skeleton, but no, it’s a folk-pop indie band made up of full-grown men (with some female vocals scattered among the different tracks).

Don’t get me wrong, it was proved to be worth my while. With acoustic, fresh guitar and some banjo picking that album is a good one. It reminds me of another indie band or maybe a few indie bands. Let’s face they aren’t doing anything completely originally, but it still works. Some tracks have that loafty vocals of “ooha ooha” similar to Vampire Weekend on “Fool”. The added atypical instruments providing an atypical beats gives the album a similar feel to Suburban Kids With Biblical Names.

All in all, The Dodos are following all the trends of indie music so far. They are lo-fi enough to be considered lo-fi to follow that trend, but still “fi” enough to be not completely “lo-fi”. They are also have very long tracks, that make them psychedelic and to stay from the pop songs of yesteryear (such as’07). They also follow the trend of folk based pop music. This trend I think is in rebellion of everything being electrified.

Don’t get me wrong. The Dodos and “Vister” is still enjoyable. Just typical and something we’ll probably see until the end of the year.

The Dodos – Fool


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