The Dodos: Retriever
San Francisco duo The Dodos have long been on our list of favourites. This was long before we saw them blow the audience away at First City Festival in 2013, or when we serendipitously ran in to them playing hackie sack in a desolate gas station car park on the side of the road in France on our way to see them play at Pitchfork Paris Festival.
The pair have a sound far larger and louder than just the two of them, and it's breathtaking to witness live. I cannot think of a pair of musicians who have so consistently held my interest for as long as these two have, continually conjuring up delightful indie rock that my ears never tire of.
Last year saw them release a couple of teasers, but this latest single "Retriever" comes in anticipation of their sixth LP Individ, which is due out on the 27th of January via our friends over at Polyvinyl Records.