photos by Chris Gayomali.
There was a bit of irony that went down on Monday at NYC's most carnivalistic of venues, Spiegelworld
. The magnificent, wood and canvas tent that sits oh so awesomely on Pier 17's derives its' name from a Dutch word meaning mirror tent; an appropriate reference as it's a place plump full of plenty of aesthetic allusion and deception. But The Dodos
, the band who sold out the venue, are none of that. Theirs' is a craft that offers absolutely nothing to hide behind. Theirs' is a brand of boozy, electric roots that's elemental, yet completely unique unto them.
Combining Meric Long
's whiplash strokes on a couple of visibly bullied, acoustic guitars, Logan Kroeber
's explosive barrage of stout and strong percussive rhythms - themselves bashed out on drums that most closely resemble a set of marching quads, and newcomer Joe Haener
's ornamental fills of swelling vibraphone (plus the occasion thwack! on a metal garbage can), The Dodos set power and pulse to Long's beseeching vocal melodies. The results are powerhouse highlights like "Red and Purple", "Fools", and "Jodi".
This morning we're counting our lucky stars that we were there, cameras in hand, on Monday. Stay tuned to the site in the next few weeks as we prepare to bring you the incredible evidence of the evening that was. david pitz
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The Dodos @ MySpace
other sites reporting on the dodos
Treasure Island Festival - Day Two - Dodos
The Dodos: Visiter - Tone Marrow Reviews
Grooveshark - An Interview With The Dodos
spOOOnful.com - Blog Archive - The Dodos
The Dodos - MY NEW FAVORITE BAND
The Fugitive Motel - Blog Archive - The Dodos
Toune du jour - Blog Archive - The Dodos - Red And Purple
Tune of the Day - The Dodos
Rokbun - Blog Archive - The Dodos: King Tuts 3rd September
sparkrobot - The Dodos, Capitol Hill Block Party 2008
The Greatest Band in the World #1 - The Dodos
THE DODOS - US DATES HERE - Skope Entertainment Inc
Pitchfork Music Fest '08: The Dodos
ipickmynose: an SF-centric indie music blog
The Dodos: the original duo
The Dodos at Neumos a couple Wednesdays ago - Northwest Music Blog
New York Radar: The Dodos Rock Out (Acoustically)
KEXP Blog - Blog Archive - Song of the Day: The Dodos - Fool..
Muzzle of Bees | Music Blog | Coming Soon :: The Dodos