The Dodos (nee Dodo Bird) are the kind of artists that you want to keep to yourself. But the rhythmic, mellow, Latin and country-tinged guitar sounds, accompanied by warm, fuzzy vocals, bounding percussion and insightful lyrics will have you debating with yourself. You'll think: I can't tell anyone about this band; they're too good - and - I gotta tell everyone about this band; they're too good.

The San Franciscan band is singer/songwriter Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber. The duo has a new album due out in March of 2008. It will be titled, Visiter and it will be released on Frenchkiss Records.

Honestly, I must get my hands on this record. My hands are reaching, my ears straining, my mouth watering, and with good reason, check out the bands myspace and the new video for the song, "Fools".

The Dodos - "Fools"


Now you should understand.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

Jan 28 9:00P
Mercury Lounge/New York w/ Alberta Cross

Feb 2 11:00P
Union Pool/Brooklyn NY w/ Phosphorescent

Feb 15 10:00p
The Blank Club/San Jose CA w/ The Mumlers, Two Sheds

Feb 28 11:00P
Cafe du Nord/San Francisco NOISEPOP FESTIVAL w/ Or the Whale


March 8 9:00p
The Smell/Los Angeles w/ the Ohsees


March 9 8:00P
The Elephant Bar/San Diego w/ the Ohsees


March 12-16 2008
SXSW/Austin TX

March 19 9:00P
Lola's/Ft. Worth, TX

March 22
The Ballroom/Marfa TX

March 22 9:00P

Mink/Houston TX


April 5 9:00P

Cafe 9/New Haven, CT

April 10 9:00P

Bard College/Annandale on the Hudson NY

April 19 9:00P

Culture Shock Festival at Indiana

April 20 9:00P

Replay Lounge/Lawrence, KS

April 21 9:00P

Hi Dive/Denver CO


Posted
AuthorNick Greto