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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.   Slippery Slope
  5.   No Clue
  6.   Keep Your Lips Sealed
  7.   Instant Crush
  8.   MIracles (Back in Time)
  9.   Coda
  10.   Playground Hustle
  11.   Only Takes a Night
  12.   Poppies
  13.   Omen
  14.   Nature Will Remain
  15.   Opposite Ways
  16.   A Mess Like This
  17.   Anita No!
  18.   Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy
  19.   Tightrope
  20.   Mind Police
  21.   The Wicked & the Blind
  22.   The Calendar
  23.   Smash Them All (Night Visitors)
  24.   Open C
  25.   Moon Mermaids
  26.   Gonna Be Sick
  27.   Dust It Off
  28.   Bohemian Dances
  29.   B.W.O.J.
  30.   Playground Hustle and Bustle
  31.   In My Box
  32.   When Was I Last Home?
  33.   Queen Dot Kong
  34.   Unissasi Laulelet
  35.   Stay (Just a Little Bit More)
  36.   The Bridge Is Broken
  37.   At Last!
  38.   On My Shoulders
  39.   Going Through Walls
  40.   Aha
  41.   Travel Light
  42.   The Watchtower
  43.   Tammie
  44.   Searching Gold
  45.   Sparks
  46.   Leo Leo
  47.   On my Shoulder (Spotify Session
  48.   Song for Lovers
  49.   Was It a Dream?
  50.   Quake, Mountain, Quake
  51.   Lick My Wounds

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