Just when you thought nothing is music could surprise you anymore, here come the Dodos and their fabulous album "Visiter". The instrumentation for the most part seems pretty straightforward, vocals, drums, guitar but as you get into the album, you'll be amazed at what they're able to accomplish. This album is definitely a grower, as you will probably enjoy the album as a whole on first listen, but on repeated listens the album really opens up and reveals its many charms. Among the 14 tracks there are several standouts including Red and Purple, God?, Paint the Rust, Fools, Jody, and Winter. If you enjoy male harmonies with interesting arrangements and foot tapping rhythms, there is plenty for you to get into here.
I listen to a lot of music and typically will listen to an album from start to finish and then swap it out for something else. Well, I've been having trouble with this practice recently as I simply can not stop listening to this album. For a straight week I don't think I took it out of my car's cd player. Really, anyone that typically enjoys interesting and moving indie music should jump on board. I'm not saying that the Dodos sound like these artists, but I think if you've enjoyed the latest albums by Sufjan Stevens, Destroyer, Grizzly Bear, Deer Tick, Plants and Animals or Andrew Bird that this cd would certainly fit in nicely with that collection.
Check this album out, and I hope you'll fall in love with it as much as I have.