San Francisco duo, The Dodos, will be performing at the Southgate House Revival on Monday May 5th! They are tour in continued support of their acclaimed 2013 album, Carrier (which you can sign up to win HERE). A new 7" Record Store Day single with the Magik*Magik Orchestra. Carrier arrived in stores late August of last year on Polyvinyl Records to excellent reviews in Rolling Stone, Paste, Filter, Blackbook and Pitchfork, amongst others.
An album of firsts, Carrier is the band's first to be recorded in their hometown of San Francisco, allowing for less time constraints and a more pressure-free experience than past out-of-state sessions had afforded. Although John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone studio was initially selected for its analog-friendly setup, the duo were happy to find themselves working within a supportive community of like-minded musicians that included engineers Jay and Ian Pellicci, both of whom assisted in the production of Carrier, as well as the Magik Magik Orchestra, which appears on several tracks. It was also the first album in which principle songwriter Meric Long wrote the lyrics for, before forgoing his usual acoustic guitar, to write on an electric. As a result, the album The Dodos crafted is refreshingly sincere: just eleven songs that are beautiful and solid and true and honest.
Enter to win tickets to this show as well as a copy of their album Carrier, HERE!