Monday, January 28, 2008

New Music From The Dodos - "Jodi"

Download: The Dodos - "Fools" (from Vister)
Download: The Dodos - "Men" (from Beware Of The Maniacs

On 2006's Beware Of The Maniacs, it was a girl named "Lily" who confounded Meric Long (who along with drummer Logan Kroeber make up San Franciscan folk-lectic duo The Dodos). It may be possibly to write lyrics more conflicted than "I've been duped/you're a bitch/you're a whore/I will love you forevermore", but I doubt they've been written yet.

This time around, though, it's a woman named Jody who's causing heartbreak and sadness, or, more accurately, is the inspiration for a song filled with those regretful emotions. Like many old-timey traveling bluesmen before, the narrator in "Jody" has to leave his loved one behind and he's naturally none too happy about it.

Opening with guitar arpeggios as graceful as a waterfall and continuing with delirious polyrhythms and Long's trademark sing-songy delivery, "Jody" should fan the flames of anticipation for Visiter even higher.

Listen to "Jody" over at the band's MySpace Page. MFR will be praying to the gods of music that "Jody" will be released as an embeddable MP3, because, as you'll shortly find out, it's an absolutely fantastic song.

The Dodos MySpace Page.

(Jonathan Graef)

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