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

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