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The Dø

A French-Finnish duo claiming whatever sounds capture its fancy as its own, the Dø (pronounced "doh," like the first note of the solfege scale) features multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy and vocalist Olivia Merilahti. The pair met while working on the music for the 2005 French film Empire of the Wolves and, taking the first letter from each of their first names, christened their own project the Dø soon after. The duo's first release, a three-song EP that included "The Bridge Is Broken," a song composed for the contemporary ballet Scène d'Amour, arrived later that year. Levy and Merilahti continued composing for film, contributing music to films including the award-winning The Passenger, as well as for dance, theater, and poetry productions, while preparing the Dø's debut album. They earned a fast following in their home base of France; after posting several songs on their MySpace page in 2007, the Dø played a series of sold-out concerts in Paris. One of those songs, "On My Shoulders," became the band's first single and the first taste of the duo's album. In 2008, their debut full-length, A Mouthful, made it to the top of the French charts, and made the Dø the first band to accomplish that feat while singing in English. With the album's subsequent release in the rest of Europe and Australia, Levy and Merilahti spent much of 2008 and 2009 touring. In September 2009, the pair embarked on their first North American tour, but A Mouthful was not released in the U.S. until Six Degrees issued it in April 2010. Late that year, the Dø released the Dust It Off EP, which hinted at the even more colorful, confident direction of Both Ways Open Jaws, which was released in Europe in March 2011 and in the U.S. that November. After finishing their touring duties for that album, Merilahti and Levy sought a new approach. Finding inspiration in the abrasive electronics of Fuck Buttons, Death Grips, and Kanye West's productions, they returned with the focused yet edgy Shake Shook Shaken in 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Too Insistent
  3.   Trustful Hands
  4.   Dust It Off
  5.   The Bridge Is Broken
  6.   The Watchtower
  7.   Poppies
  8.   Omen
  9.   A Mess Like This
  10.   The Calendar
  11.   Slippery Slope
  12.   No Clue
  13.   Leo Leo
  14.   Gonna Be Sick
  15.   Aha
  16.   Searching Gold
  17.   Queen Dot Kong
  18.   Moon Mermaids
  19.   The Wicked & the Blind
  20.   Playground Hustle
  21.   On my Shoulder (Spotify Session
  22.   Nature Will Remain
  23.   Opposite Ways
  24.   Lick My Wounds
  25.   Anita No!
  26.   Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy
  27.   Going Through Walls
  28.   Sparks
  29.   MIracles (Back in Time)
  30.   Keep Your Lips Sealed
  31.   Tightrope
  32.   Mind Police
  33.   Was It a Dream?
  34.   Smash Them All (Night Visitors)
  35.   Open C
  36.   Bohemian Dances
  37.   B.W.O.J.
  38.   Playground Hustle and Bustle
  39.   Travel Light
  40.   Tammie
  41.   Unissasi Laulelet
  42.   At Last!
  43.   On My Shoulders
  44.   Song for Lovers
  45.   Only Takes a Night
  46.   Quake, Mountain, Quake
  47.   Coda
  48.   Stay (Just a Little Bit More)
  49.   In My Box
  50.   When Was I Last Home?
  51.   Instant Crush

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