The Dodos - Time to Die
- Martin C Strong
- 21 August 2009
Formed in San Francisco about four years ago, The Dodos have previously left their mark via two well-received sets, Beware of the Maniacs and Visiter. Many American fans might’ve caught the duo (frontman Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber) finding their feet at last year’s Pitchfork Festival or supporting Fleet Foxes.
Not too dissimilar from the latter’s shiniest moments, The Dodos’ new set is a pleasant return to the days of C-86/indie-pop, with Long coming across as some long-lost grandson of Paul McCartney – vocally at least. Equally uplifting and dramatic, tracks such as ‘Longform’, ‘This is a Business’ and ‘Small Deaths’ will set hard-to-please musos frothing with delight.