New Dodos – “Jodi”

Been a little remiss in not yet talking up San Francisco’s the Dodos and their Frenchkiss debut Visiter, which has been survived the “maybes” promo pile and sort of blossomed into repeat-worthy listening. Changing that today, with the frantic strumming/drumming of “Jodi”…

The Dodos – “Jodi” (MP3)

It gives you a sense of the Dodos craft, really; the tunes tend toward the propulsive and enjoy flirting with something a little more manic and psych-y, but they never go quite as far as obviously influences Akron/Family or Animal Collective. Here’s the tune that sold us on ‘em a few months ago; it’s called “Fools,” and close to name it sorta grooves like Feel, actually (“The Purple Bottle,” in the beat) before really settling into a sort of diluted, easier to swallow Sung Tongs acoustic-and-screams folk sound (at around 3:30, on).

Grab that MP3, links to more, and tour dates after the jump.

The Dodos – “Fools” (MP3)

More to hear and download at MySpace, the band’s site, or via their Daytrotrter session. Visiter is out 3/18 via Frenchkiss.

Dodos taking flight:
02/15 – San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
02/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord/Noise Pop
03/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell/Los Angeles (all ages) *
03/09 – San Diego, CA @ The Elephant Bar/San Diego *
03/11 – Juarez, Mexico @ The Line Bar *
03/12 – Austin, TX @ @ The Mohawk (Frenchkiss Showcase)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (Hot Freaks Day Party)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Leafy Green Showcase
03/15 – Austin, TX @ SFXSXSW Day Party
03/19 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
03/22 – Marfa, TX @ Ballroom
03/23 – Houston, TX @ Mink
03/30 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/03 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Room
04/05 – New Haven, CT @ Café 9
04/10 – Annandale on Hudson, NY @ Bard College
04/19 – Bloomington, IN @ Culture Shock Festival
04/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
04/21 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
04/26 – Indio, CA (Coachella) **
* w/Thee OhSees
** – as part of Akron/Family

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