The Dodos are one of my favourite bands of the past decade. They’ve got great tones, energy, and songwriting. That’s all I need to be a fan.
Not to mention that this band consitently puts out new music. I saw my own fandom change from causual to real in the last few years because of the amount of music The Dodos have produced.
Pitchfork interviewed them about their new record, but during the interview frontman Meric Long talked about his personal philosophy on music, recording, and The Dodos’ fans. Check out some points below.
“How are we going to do this when we do it live?” I was just like, “Fuck it, it doesn’t matter. Let’s just try to make it sound as good as possible.”
…my take on it is just that the live show and the record are totally two different things. I think our fans– or at least I would like our fans– don’t come expecting to hear things exactly the same as they are on the record.
Pitchfork: Did that stuff (Neil Young, The Ramones) seep its way into the new record at all?
ML: I don’t know. With both of those artists, the thing that I was really stoked on is their recordings are about vibe. Their recordings are about performance and the energy, rather than the production. That was synonymous with what we were trying to accomplish.
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