Multi-instrumentalist, Meric Long, originally formed The Dodos in 2006 as a one-man act called Dodobird. Meric would gig around San Francisco playing folky guitar with a combination of loops and ambient keyboards. Having already studied West African Ewe drumming, Meric got turned onto country blues fingerpicking and sought to create a band where the drumming could be a center role and help bring out the syncopated rhythms coming out of the acoustic guitar. That band came to fruition when Meric met Logan Kroeber, who had also been experimenting with drumming but in the area of progressive metal. Together the two deliver an unpredictable rush of vibrant words, melodies, and rhythms. The Dodos layer feedback over elaborate acoustic picking and booming, thumping drums. Though the Dodos play mostly acoustic instruments, they generate remarkable energy and intensity.
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Added by Bimbos 365 Club on September 22, 2008