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The Dodos Share New Song “Center Of”

Certainty Waves Due Out This Friday via Polyvinyl

Oct 09, 2018
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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." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The Dodos are singer/guitarist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber. Long had this to say about "Center Of" in a press release: "'Center Of' was sort of a last minute addition to the album, since it wasn't part of the initial recording sessions. It was a Frankenstein of old parts that were sitting around that came together at the 11th hour. The album needed a ballad/break from the louder stuff but I still wanted it to sound like it was in the same family, so in noodling around I discovered that guitar tone that comes in on the second half of the song that sounds like a very distorted synth. It ended up being a bit of gold that subsequently got put on every other song."

This year The Dodos celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their breakout sophomore record Visiter, which was Under the Radar's #3 best album of 2008. Certainty Waves is the band's seventh studio and Long calls the band's "midlife crisis record." Back in May, Long released Barton's Den, a new solo album as FAN, his first full-length under that name. The Dodos' last album was 2015's Individ.

A previous press release described the album as such: "Certainty Waves finds The Dodos going back to their Visiter roots, embracing the unlimited possibilities of a time when there were no preconceptions of what the band should sound like. The duo had to forget everything they knew about what it meant to be The Dodos -- and quit worrying about the 'right' acoustic guitar to drum ratio -- and what began to emerge from the band's rehearsals felt new and different, yet somehow still fundamentally 'Dodos.'" 

The Dodos North American Tour Dates:

10/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent #
10/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge #
10/15 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
10/23 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo #
10/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue #
10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern #
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
11/01 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge +
11/02 - Somerville, MA @ Thunder Road %
11/03 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom +
11/04 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz +
11/05 - Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club +
11/06 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern +
11/07 - Detroit, MI @ Third Man Records +
11/08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme +
11/09 - Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room +
11/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry +
11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall +
11/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern +
11/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's +
11/15 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel +
11/16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom %

# w/ Prism Tats
+ w/ Palehound (duo)
% w/ Wild Pink

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