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The Dodos

Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, unpredictable San Francisco indie rock duo the Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long's interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues fingerpicking. The Dodos independently released their debut album, Beware of the Maniacs, that same year, followed by Visiter in 2008. Long and Kroeber added electric vibraphonist Keaton Snyder to the fold and collaborated with producer Phil Ek on 2009's Time to Die, which found the trio exploring a more fleshed-out sound. For 2011's No Color, the band recruited Neko Case as a supporting vocalist and returned to its Visiter-era approach. The following year they were left in shock by the news of the sudden death of touring member Chris Reimer (also of Canadian outfit Women), who passed away in his sleep. This led Long and Kroeber to reassess the entire band, and for Long in particular, the way he approached songwriting and his guitar work. Their fifth record, Carrier, was released in 2013. Two years later, the band returned with Individ, a set of songs recorded shortly after Carrier that focused on Visiter-like interplay between Long and Kroeber. ~ James Christopher Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   Fools
  3.   Red and Purple
  4.   Fables
  5.   Competition
  6.   Black Night
  7.   Don't Try and Hide It
  8.   Small Deaths
  9.   The Season
  10.   Lily
  11.   Hunting Season
  12.   Companions
  13.   Trades & Tariffs
  14.   Precipitation
  15.   The Strums
  16.   Men
  17.   When Will You Go
  18.   Make Up Your Mind
  19.   It's That Time Again
  20.   Winter
  21.   Walking
  22.   The Tide
  23.   Undeclared
  24.   Retriever
  25.   Destroyer
  26.   Eyelids
  27.   Troll Nacht
  28.   Bubble
  29.   Stranger
  30.   Beards
  31.   Don't Stop
  32.   Sleep
  33.   Family
  34.   This Is a Business
  35.   All Night
  36.   Substance
  37.   Good
  38.   Holidays
  39.   Death
  40.   Horny Hippies
  41.   Joe's Waltz
  42.   Horns
  43.   Pattern/Shadow
  44.   Never Meant
  45.   Two Medicines
  46.   Going Under
  47.   Elves
  48.   Relief
  49.   Neighbors
  50.   Acorn Factory
  51.   Chickens
  52.   Goodbyes and Endings
  53.   So Cold
  54.   A Time To Die
  55.   Bob
  56.   Confidence
  57.   Paint the Rust
  58.   Bastard
  59.   God?
  60.   The Ocean
  61.   Nerds
  62.   Park Song
  63.   Ashley
  64.   Longform
  65.   Darkness
  66.   The Ball
  67.   Transformer
  68.   The Current

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