11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This San Francisco duo might be feeling the effects of former guitarist Christopher Reimer’s death in 2012. (There's a song called “Death,” for what it’s worth.) Though he was no longer a member at that time, Reimer inspires a somber tone through much of the duo’s fifth album, Carrier, with Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber slowing things down in key spots more than usual in the process. “Holidays” is ghostly, lasting a mere minute and a half, but shows a beauty that’s splendidly fleeting. “Transformer” drips with a hypnotic downcast form. “Confidence” starts with a sense of reflection. “Family” evokes the idea of a long-lost b-side, with the vocals coming from somewhere in the distance with a melodic innocence worthy of an obscure ‘60s group such as The Critters. “The Current” ramps up an upbeat attack. “Destroyer” re-introduces the band’s tendency to trip up the rhythms in odd spots, while “Substance” drums its ways to power. The Dodos come out of it very much alive.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This San Francisco duo might be feeling the effects of former guitarist Christopher Reimer’s death in 2012. (There's a song called “Death,” for what it’s worth.) Though he was no longer a member at that time, Reimer inspires a somber tone through much of the duo’s fifth album, Carrier, with Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber slowing things down in key spots more than usual in the process. “Holidays” is ghostly, lasting a mere minute and a half, but shows a beauty that’s splendidly fleeting. “Transformer” drips with a hypnotic downcast form. “Confidence” starts with a sense of reflection. “Family” evokes the idea of a long-lost b-side, with the vocals coming from somewhere in the distance with a melodic innocence worthy of an obscure ‘60s group such as The Critters. “The Current” ramps up an upbeat attack. “Destroyer” re-introduces the band’s tendency to trip up the rhythms in odd spots, while “Substance” drums its ways to power. The Dodos come out of it very much alive.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Itsthattimeagain ,

Press Play

Simply press play, sit back and let your mind drift along through this album. Very well put together

jpgr1940s_b ,

Love this

An album to space off to, and great instrumentals, the dodos always come up with amazing music

mcbeaz ,

Amazing and Emotional

This album is incredible- it's highs and lows are turbulent and its overall feeling is awe inspiring. As evidenced by the feature of "Confidence" in the Netflix show Mixology during the climax of the series, the album has staying power and the songs are extraordinarily powerful.

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