The Dodos strike while iron is hot with latest full-length ‘Individ’

The Dodos‘Individ’
The Dodos (Polyvinyl)
3.5 stars out of 5

Indie rock duo The Dodos wasted no time making a successor to 2013 platter “Carrier.” Vocalist/guitaris Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber wanted to capitalize on the strides they made during the “Carrier” recording sessions and the result is terrific sixth full-length “Individ.”

PRC-284LP-COVERART_HIres“The best time to make is a record is right after you’ve finished one,” Long opines. “There were things I didn’t want to forget, sounds that we had just scratched the surface of making that record that I wanted to capitalize on. Songs came together easily, there was not a lot of questioning, just moving ahead with the feeling that we were on the right track.”

The Dodos got back to their roots on the nine-track release by focusing on just guitar and drums in much the same way they made 2008 breakthrough release “Visiter.” The approach works, as Long and Kroeber soar on standouts “”Precipitation,” “The Tide,” “Competition,” “Goodbyes and Endings” and sprawling set closer “Pattern/Shadow.” I can only presume the lads are already hard at work on album No. 7. (Jeffrey Sisk)


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