San Francisco indie duo The Dodos, have shared a new track, The Surface.
Explaining the inspiration for the one-off release, singer and guitarist Meric Long stated, “Back in the fall after finishing our first tour in what seemed like ages, a bunch of ideas that were floating around seemed to converge, and this song “The Surface” is the first result of that.”
“For those guitar nerds out there, I recently acquired a Recording King parlor guitar, it doesn’t look like much on paper but it is magical and I am squeezing it like a life raft through the next batch of songs. Perhaps it is age, or just compounded cynicism, but there is an overwhelming gratitude that I feel when any small bit of inspiration sheds it’s light, and the path ahead seems relatively clear.”
Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, The Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long’s interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues fingerpicking.
Their most recent release, 2018’s Certainty Waves, which Stereogum described as “frenetic and genre-less,” was a self-described ‘midlife crisis record’, according to Long. “Who we thought we were, how mistaken we were, how an interference in the trajectory can flip your understanding of what came before.” If that’s the case, then perhaps “The Surface” is the moment of clarity that comes after the change.
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