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Daily Archives: 02/04/2011

After a slight misstep with their 2009 effort, Time To Die, it sounds like The Dodos may be returning to the percussion driven sound that made me fall in love with them in the first place.  I consider The Dodo’s first two albums, Beware of the Maniacs and Visiter, to be among some of my favorite albums so hearing a track that sounds like it could have come from the early days of the band is pretty refreshing and promising.  Black Night sounds just as raw and aggressive as some of Meric Long’s best tracks and the speed and energy does not let up for the entire 4 minute ride.  The band is set to release their 4th studio full-length, No Color, later this year and while the first leak has me pretty excited the band has also mentioned that around half of the songs will be sung by Neko Case.  Including Case in the recording is definitely a risk but if the band keeps pumping out tracks like Black Night we are in for a fantastic album.

-PK