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The Dodos — Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, October 10, 2009

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Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, October 10, 2009
The Getty Center August 8, 2009


10 Best Songs of the Week: Nick Cave, Anna Meredith, Kim Gordon, FKA twigs, and More

Plus Corridor, Michael Stipe, Caribou, Girl Ray, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 11, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the WeekLast week we covered two week's worth of songs, but this week we're back to our regular coverage. Although there are a heck of a lot of honorable mentions this week. More

The Dodos Share New Song “The Atlantic”

New Single Out Now via Polyvinyl

Oct 09, 2019

The Dodos have shared a brand new song, "The Atlantic." The standalone single is out today via Polyvinyl. It follows "The Surface," another new song the band shared back in March. Listen below, followed by the single's cover art and the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Jul 22, 2019

Frenchkiss Records have announced FKR20, a 20th anniversary show at the Brooklyn venue Elsewhere on October 12. The Dodos are among the artists playing and they'll be performing their 2008 album Visiter in its entirety at the festival. The Dodos have also announced several other shows where they perform the album. More

The Dodos Share New Song “The Surface”

New Single Out Now via Polyvinyl

Mar 29, 2019

The Dodos have shared a brand new song, "The Surface." The standalone single is out today via Polyvinyl. Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parcels, Run the Jewels, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, John Grant, and More

Plus Little Dragon, Sampha, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 12, 2018

While it was a very healthy week for new album releases, so much so that we had eight runner-ups for this week's Album of the Week, it was more of a challenge to find 10 new songs we felt worthy of this week's Songs of the Week list.  More

Album of the Week: John Grant

Love Is Magic Out Now via Partisan and Bella Union

Oct 12, 2018

John Grant released a new album, Love Is Magic, today via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union elsewhere) and it's our Album of the Week. It was a strong week for new albums and the new albums by Kurt Vile and Jaakko Eino Kalevi could've just as easily taken the crown and there are eight runner-ups this week in total.  More

The Dodos Share New Song “Center Of”

Certainty Waves Due Out This Friday via Polyvinyl

Oct 09, 2018

The Dodos are releasing a new album, Certainty Waves, this Friday (October 12) via Polyvinyl. Previously they shared its first single, "Forum," as well as a video for another song from the album, "SW3" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Center Of." More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album's strongest songs are shared before the album's release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week's Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week.  More

The Dodos Share Video for New Song “SW3”

Certainty Waves Due Out October 12 via Polyvinyl

Sep 19, 2018

The Dodos are releasing a new albumCertainty Waves, on October 12 via Polyvinyl. Previously they shared its first single, "Forum." Now they have shared another song from the album, "SW3," via a video for the track.  More

The Dodos Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share New Song “Forum”

Certainty Waves Due Out October 12 via Polyvinyl

Aug 07, 2018

The Dodos have announced a new album, Certainty Waves, and shared its first single, "Forum." Certainty Waves is due out October 12 via Polyvinyl. They have also announced some tour dates. Listen to "Forum" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the tour dates. More

Apr 26, 2018

Meric Long, longtime frontman for the duo The Dodos, is releasing Barton's Den, a new solo album as FAN, his first full-length under that name, on May 4 via Polyvinyl. Now he has shared a video for another new song from the album, "What a Mistake." More

Apr 04, 2018

Meric Long, longtime frontman for the duo The Dodos, is releasing Barton's Den, a new solo album as FAN, his first full-length under that name, on May 4 via Polyvinyl. Previously Long shared the album's first single and opening track, "Bob1."  More

Mar 07, 2018

Meric Long, longtime frontman for the duo The Dodos, has announced a new solo album as FAN, his first full-length under that name, and has shared its first single and opening track, "Bob1."  More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

The Dodos Share New Song From Anti-Islamophobia Benefit - “Mirror Flake”

Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia Due Out Friday via Floating House

Aug 14, 2017

Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia is a new benefit compilation due out this Friday via Floating House that will raise money for Unity Productions Foundation, which is "a nationally recognized nonprofit educational organization that specializes in combating Islamophobia."  More

Sep 15, 2016

The great Champaign, Il based indie record label Polyvinyl turns 20 this year. To honor that they are putting out a new compilation, Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, in which its artists cover other artists on the label. And today they have already shared four of the tracks from the compilation, all of which you can stream below. More

Mew Announce New North American Tour Dates

+- Out Now via [PIAS] America; The Dodos to Support All Dates

Jun 09, 2015

Under the Radar favorites Mew have announced a slew of new North American tour dates to go down this September and October. More

Apr 24, 2015

The Dodos have premiered a brand new music video for "Goodbyes & Endings," the latest single from their most recent album Individ. More

Watch: The Dodos - “Competition” Video

Dancing Under a Spotlight

Feb 09, 2015

Recently releasing their sixth full-length album Individ, San Francisco duo The Dodos have shared a brand new music video for their single "Competition." More

Listen: The Dodos – “Retriever”

Individ is Out Jan 27 on Polyvinyl

Jan 07, 2015

We’ve already heard “Goodbyes and Endings” and “Competition.” Now here’s “Retriever,” the newest cut from The Dodos’ forthcoming album, Individ More

Listen: The Dodos - “Goodbyes and Endings”

New Album Individ Out Jan. 27

Dec 05, 2014

Next month San Francisco duo The Dodos return with their latest album IndividMore

Listen: The Dodos – “Competition”

Individ is Out Jan. 27 on Polyvinyl

Nov 05, 2014

On Jan 27 The Dodos will release a new album called Individ More

Nov 20, 2013

San Francisco duo The Dodos have premiered a new animated music video for their latest Carrier single "Transformer." More

Sep 20, 2013

Recently releasing their latest LP Carrier, San Francisco duo The Dodos have premiered a brand new music video for their single "Confidence." More

Aug 19, 2013

Next week San Francisco duo The Dodos will release their fifth studio album Carrier. More

The Dodos Announce Tour

New Album Carrier Out Aug. 27

Jun 05, 2013

Set to release their upcoming fifth album Carrier on their new label home Polyvinyl on Aug. 27, San Francisco duo The Dodos have announced plans for a North American tour this fall. More

May 15, 2013

Following their teaser video released earlier this month, San Francisco duo The Dodos have officially announced the release of their fifth full-length album, Carrier. More

The Dodos Sign to Polyvinyl

New Album Out This Year

May 03, 2013

Hyper-rhythmic San Francisco duo The Dodos have announced that they have signed with Polyvinyl Records. More

Noise Pop Announces 2012 Lineup

Includes Special Performance by The Flaming Lips

Jan 16, 2012

Celebrating its 20th anniverssary, this year's Noise Pop festival has announced its expanded line-up, including the likes of Sleigh Bells, Mac McCaughan from Superchunk, Matthew Dear, Bob Mould, The Dodos, and Cursive. More

The Dodos, Neko Case Play “Fallon”

Perform "Don't Try and Hide It"

Nov 30, 2011

Yesterday San Francisco duo The Dodos took to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform the track "Don't Try and Hide It," off their most recent album No ColorMore

The Dodos Release Exclusive New Track, “So Cold”

Free B-side to Single "Don't Try and Hide It"

Nov 22, 2011

Leading up to a late night performance of "Don't Try and Hide It" alongside Neko Case later this month on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, San Francisco duo The Dodos have offered up a new, previously unreleased track from their No Color sessions for the listening pleasure of fans called "So Cold." More

Oct 14, 2011

Taco Bell teamed up with 100 artists, including BattlesWavvesThe DodosRa Ra RiotGardens & VillaThe Rosebuds and more as part of their annual Feed the Beat campaign.  More

Pygmalion Music Festival Adds 5th Day

Headliners Include The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Explosions in the Sky, Cut Copy, and Much More

Jun 28, 2011

Pygmalion Music Festival, held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, will take place September 21-25. More

The Dodos Announce Fall Tour

Watch “Companions” Video

Jun 14, 2011

San Francisco duo announce US fall tour including four festivals. Check out the dates and a music video. More

May 26, 2011

Following up the video for their track "Black Night," off their latest album No Color, The Dodos have unveiled a new clip, this time for the duo's song "Companions." More

May 12, 2011

Today the Pygmalion Music Festival—which already boasts a healthy slate of heavy hitters—added Washed OutThe Dodos, and Cut Copy to the ranks. We have the full lineup.  More

Mar 25, 2011

In the new video for “Black Night” (from recent EP No ColorThe Dodos hit the boxing ring in fighting form. We have the clip, tour dates, and SXSw video.  More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar Day SXSW Party - Thursday March 17th

Including Atlas Sound, The Dears, Yuck, The Dodos, Lord Huron and More

Mar 21, 2011

Check out photos from the first of the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Day Parties (sponsored by JanSport), including shots of Atlas Sound, The Dears, Lord Huron, Sondre Lerche, Yuck, The Dodos and Violens. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Mar 08, 2011

A week before its scheduled release on March 15, No Color, the latest album by San Francisco duo The Dodos, has become available for listening on More

Neko Case Leaks Favorite Dodos Track From Upcoming LP

'No Color' Out in March, SXSW Shows Announced

Feb 25, 2011

Singer, songwriter, and New Pornographer Neko Case dished about upcoming Dodos album No Color yesterday on her Twitter account. More

Feb 01, 2011

The Dodos, have released a stream for their new single, "Black Night." It's the first song to be taken from their previously announced forthcoming fourth LP, No Color, which is due out March 15. We have the stream and their new tour dates. More

The Dodos Announce New Album “No Color”

Out March 15 via FrenchKiss

Jan 11, 2011

The Dodos are back March 15 with new album, No Color. We have the details and tracklist.  More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Mar 24, 2010

In support of their fifth album Together, Canadian collective The New Pornographers are heading out on tour. Supporting them are The Dodos. We have the dates. More

Yoko Ono, The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra Added to Noise Pop Lineup

Also: Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson, !!!, Deerhoof, Memory Tapes, Scout Niblett, Mirah

Jan 08, 2010

After an initial announcement, the list of bands set to play the 18th annual Noise Pop Festival is growing real long. The San Francisco fest goes down February 23rd-March 1st, and here are a few new notable inclusions: More

The Dodos: More Rock, Less Plastic!

The Dodos meet Schlumpy at the 2009 ACL Festival

Oct 09, 2009

During this year's ACL festival, we took a muddy trip with Meric Long and Logan Kroeber from The Dodos for an environmentally-friendly photo op with our new friend "Schlumpy." Kroeber took time to shed some light on his thoughts on the new ball of bags. The Dodos fourth full-length album, Time to Die, is out now and there's an interview with The Dodos in the Fall Issue of Under the Radar, which is on stands now.  More

Check Out Photos of The Dodos at the Getty Center

San Francisco Band Plays at Famous Los Angeles Art Museum

Aug 10, 2009

On Saturday night San Francisco's The Dodos performed at the famous Los Angeles art museum, The Getty Center. The Getty Center rests atop a hill next to the 405 freeway and offers spectacular views of Los Angeles, not to mention an impressive collection of art. The Dodos performed as part of the Saturdays Off the 405 series, which Chairlift also played at earlier this summer. DJ Turquoise Wisdom opened the show by spinning old soul cuts and the like. We sent photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action.  More

Dodos Stream Time to Die

Leak forces advance in record's digital release

Jul 14, 2009

Looking to lessen the blow caused by an online leak of their upcoming album, Time to Die, The Dodos have naturally launched their own strike on the interweb, allowing fans to listen record in its entirety (and in higher quality) via Plus the digital release date has been moved up. More

The Dodos find Time to Die

Third Album Out September 15th

Jun 17, 2009

The Dodos are set to release their third full-length, Time to Die, out September 15th on French Kiss. The new album introduces a new Dodo to the band, a 21-year-old music school dropout and vibraphone player named Keaton Snyder—his presence expanding on the band's trademark, percussive-heavy sound. Snyder joins core Dodos Meric Long and Logan Kroeber. More

News Roundup: Sigur Rós, The Dodos, Morrissey, Magnolia Electric Co.

Also Depeche Mode, Phil Spector, Farmer Dave

May 29, 2009

The Dodos, Farmer Dave Scher, Magnolia Electric Co. and Sigur Rós (in some incarnation or another) announce new albums and performances. Morrissey and Depeche Mode modify tour dates.  Phil Spector is sentenced. All right here, in the News Roundup. More


The Dodos

Clearly Not Extinct

Apr 01, 2008

Meric Long and Logan Kroeber are The Dodos. If you didn’t know this heading into a listen of their excellent second record, Visiter, you might be shocked. Vocalist/guitarist Long and drummer Kroeber kick a pretty large sound for just two guys, with Long’s deadpan, folksy vocals juxtaposed with a highly rhythmic base. More


Certainty Waves

Certainty Waves


Oct 15, 2018

Ten years on from their breakthrough second album, Visiter, Californian two-piece The Dodos have made what vocalist/guitarist Meric Long refers to as a "midlife crisis record." This means a bold step away from some of the band's earlier, more folk-driven material and a reckless yet rewarding dive into righteous racket. More




Jan 23, 2015

The Dodos have always been a pleasantly disarming mix of salty and sweet. Complex rhythmic ideas round out simple but creative melodic lines, which are in turn occasionally rounded out by an unexpected dissonance. Basic instrumentation expands to fill up vast amounts of space, both on the recordings and during their hypnotic live shows. More




Aug 30, 2013

Carrier is a transitional album for The Dodos, who lost guitarist Chris Reimer last year when he unexpectedly passed away from a heart condition. The two remaining members, Meric Long (vocals, guitar) and Logan Kroeber (percussion), carry on his legacy by making a bold album that takes you places. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Atlas Sound and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 25, 2011

A recap of Under the Radar's Thursday SXSW party, which was presented by JanSport and featured performances by ViolensThe DodosYuckSondre LercheLord HuronThe Dears, and Atlas Sound (Deerhunter's Bradford Cox).


SXSW Recap Days 3 and 4: Porcelain Raft, Telekinesis, The Dodos, Revolver

March 18th, 2011

Mar 21, 2011

The morning of day three began a bit like day two: a bit begrudgingly. While both sides of the snooze/sleep debate had very compelling arguments, it was ultimately decided that checking out cool, new music trumped physical recovery.


No Color

No Color


Mar 16, 2011

The Dodos have found their Avatar. Visiter, their 2007 sophomore release, may have been their Titanic, putting them on the map. But two albums later, they are back with an opus that is so vividly three-dimensional, you don't need glasses (or headphones). More

The Dodos at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC

October 10th, 2009

Nov 10, 2009

Fresh from their performance on one of the biggest stages at Austin City Limits, The Dodos stepped on to a small stage nestled into a corner of the Rock and Roll Hotel. Large enough to comfortably hold the three-piece setup, which includes a vibraphone and one thrashing Meric Long, the stage remained dwarfed by the sold out crowd pressed up against it. More