The Dodos back with a quick follow-up to last year's excellent Visiter, a nine-song record entitled Time To Die. Though the original duo of singer/guitarist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber have added a new member, vibraphonist Keaton Snyder, the band have promised that the record retains their punchy, raw sound - just with a slightly different spin.
As Long puts it: “I’m glad that we were able to keep things simple on this record, 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.”
You can read an interview that Pitchfork did with the band while they were still early in the recording process here.
I'm pumped, and as soon as I get word on a single I'll be sure to pass it along. Meanwhile, here's the tracklist:
Time To Die:
1. Small Deaths
4. The Strums
5. This Is A Business
6. Two Medicines
7. Troll Nacht
8. Acorn Factory
9. Time To Die