The Dodos – Visiter

Artist:  The Dodos
Album:  Visiter
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.

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