Artist: The Dodos
File Under: Primitivist Indie Rock
Recommended if You Like: Elliott Smith, Fleet Foxes, M.Ward, Iron & Wine, High Places, Yeasayer
Featured Track: Fools
This is a fantastic up-and-coming San Francisco-based band that I ironically stumbled upon at SXSW this year. It was one of those chance discoveries that left me mesmerized and wanting more. I quickly made note in my iPhone and have had this album on heavy rotation ever since.
The stripped down, two-man band consists of Meric Long on guitar and vocals and Logan Kroeber on percussion. Both are feature performers – on the recording and live. Their simplicity has drawn comparisons to a crop of new-primitivist bands like Yeasayer and High Places. Whatever the case, you should listen to this album and make a point to see them live. For all you SF locals, that would be June 19 at The Independent.