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The Dodos find Time to Die

Third Album Out September 15th

Jun 17, 2009 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Bookmark and Share


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.

"He's a better musician than Logan and I combined. I don't even know what's going on with his music theory ideas half the time," said Long about Snyder in a press release announcing the album.

Time to Die was produced by Phil Ek, who's worked with Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, and The Shins. "After Visiter, we had a lot of options for which direction to go," said Long. "But I knew we wanted to make a rock record. Being an acoustic band, primarily, at least-sort of works against this idea, but Phil's production showcased that side of our band."

"I'm glad that we were able to keep things simple on this record," Long also said in the press release. "Because when your band gets a little popular, there's this tendency to say things like, 'Let's add an orchestra on this one!' That works for some people, but it would detract from this band."

The Dodos' previous effort, Visiter, was voted one of Under the Radar’s top 50 albums of 2008 (it was #3!) and Long graced the cover of our Year-End 2008 Issue with Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig. Will they pay a repeat visit to the list later this year?

Track listing:

1. Small Deaths
2. Longform
3. Fables
4. The Strums
5. This Is A Business
6. Two Medicines
7. Troll Nacht
8. Acorn Factory
9. Time To Die

(www.dodosmusic.net)



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