The Dodos Share Video for New Song “SW3”

Certainty Waves Due Out October 12 via Polyvinyl

Sep 19, 2018
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The Dodos are releasing a new album, Certainty 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. Ryan Daniel Browne directed the dynamic clip, which features young female martial artist Queena Tran practicing. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

A press release describes the video's creation as such:" Working with a group of Shaolin teenagers, 'SW3' video director Ryan Daniel Browne initially had a vision of student Queena Tran practicing her form in the park and in front of her instructor. However two days prior to filming, Queena and her friends decided to choreograph an entire fight scene instead, and the music video quickly transformed." 

The Dodos are guitarist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber. This year they 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

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