I just found out some good news about ipickmynose favs, local high energy folk experimentalists the Dodos (myspace) (formerly known as Dodo Bird). They’ve signed to French Kiss, run by Tim Harrington of the Dodos recent tour partner, Les Savy Fav. French Kiss is the home of that band as well as a number of other bands and used to be the home of the Hold Steady.
They band has also set the release date for their first French Kiss album, Visiter: March 18, 2008.
What’s more, you can now hear the lead single from said album:
the Dodos – Fools (mp3)
They’ve been playing “Fools” live since I first saw them and they also played it when they came down to KZSU and did a set/ interview with me back in July. I think I’ve said it before–I’ve certainly said it to people if not on this blog–I’m convinced this band is going places.
The full press release is below including a few west coast tour dates.
The Dodos are pleased to announce their signing on with French Kiss Records, home to many great bands, including Les Savy Fav and The Hold Steady. The release date for “Visiter” is set for March 18, 2008 but we’ve “leaked” the first single via My Space and the French Kiss website. There is also a video shot by Matt Amatto from We Are The Masses of “Fools” available to view, please see the links below!
Click here to listen to Debut Single â€œFoolsâ€ MP3 http://www.frenchkissrecords.com/audio/the_dodos/Fools.mp3
Click Here To View â€œFoolsâ€: http://www.wearethemasses.com/musicvideos/dodos_fools.html
Nov 30 2007 8:00P Neumos Seattle, WA w/Les Savy Fav
Dec 1 2007 8:00P Richards on Richards/Vancouver, BC w/Les Savy Fav
Dec 2 2007 8:00P Dantes/Portland, OR w/ Minmae EARLY SHOW!!!
Dec 15 2007 8:00P El Rey Theater/Los Angeles, CA w/Les Savy Fav