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The Dodos bolt back into our lives with the rumbling ‘Forum’

 

This feels like the right time to remind everyone that The Dodos are not extinct. In fact, the San Francisco duo of guitarist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber are alive and thriving, and will release new album Certainty Waves this October 12 via Polyvinyl Record Co. They’ll also play Thunder Road in Somerville a few weeks later, on November 2.

Long is calling Certainty Waves the band’s “midlife crisis record.” He stepped away from music after The Dodos released Individ in 2015, experiencing both the death of his father and birth of his first child, but found his form this year through synth-based solo project FAN. This new Dodos LP is about recalibrating the past and identifying the present, and is described by Long as such: “Who we thought we were, how mistaken we were, how an interference in the trajectory can flip your understanding of what came before.”

The lead track off Certainty Waves, a guitar-rock ripper called “Forum”, is a poignant declaration of a comeback, and it can be heard below just before the full run of fall Dodos dates, which include a few shows with Palehound.

 
 

Featured Dodos image by Andy De Santis.

The Dodos North American Tour Dates
October 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent %
October 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge %
October 15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah %
October 23 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo %
October 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue%
October 25 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern %
October 26 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater %
November 01 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge #
November 02 – Somerville, MA @ Thunder Road
November 03 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom #
November 04 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz #
November 05 – Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club #
November 06 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
November 07 – Detroit, MI @ Third Man Records #
November 08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme #
November 09 – Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room #
November 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
November 11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
November 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern #
November 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
November 15 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #
November 16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
% with Prism Tats
# with Palehound