By Julia Howard
One of the best things about the Dodos is their showcasing of Logan Kroeber and Meric Long’s obvious technical talent. The music is dense with intricate guitars and pounding rim-shot drums, and Carrier, released this August, holds to the same pattern.
However, it’s the softest of their albums, illustrating a more somber sound than usual. According to the band, this is because of the recent death of a friend, which is apparent from much of the subject material and even the song “Death”.
You won’t find the beautifully built, punchy moments of their earlier albums, which makes Carrier slightly less interesting to the ear, but the folksy-experimental sound that made fans fall in love with them still stands strong.