The Dodos – Carrier

  • October 9, 2013

Carrier, the latest release from San Francisco band The Dodos, follows the unexpected tragic death of guitarist Chris Reimer (formerly of Women) due to a heart condition. The two remaining members, Meric Long (vocals, guitar) and Logan Kroeber (percussion), carry a bold album that unflinchingly and introspectively examines death and mortality. Here The Dodos are also joined by the Majik Majik Orchestra (a made-to-order orchestra for artists like Death Cab for Cutie, John Vanderslice and The Walkmen) on several songs, contributing to the album’s unique sound filled with layered electric guitars, unexpected percussion, and irregular jams. Highlights include: the title track; the slow building first single “Confidence”; the sad but triumphant ballad “Stranger”; and the melancholic “Death.” Carrier is a finely crafted album and fitting tribute to Reimer, showing that The Dodos, even in tragedy, are capable of progressing their sound. – Written by SMarx



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