SXSW 2015 Interview: The Dodos

By on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 at 3:00 pm
 

On the Wednesday evening of SXSW 2015, I attended the Dine Alone Records 10th anniversary showcase at the Bungalow on Rainey Street, where I was able to catch San Francisco alt-rock duo The Dodos for a quick interview before their set. Finding a truly quiet place for an interview at the Bungalow while their fellow Dine Alone artists Yukon Blonde were soundchecking for their set turned out to be a bit of a lost cause, as you’ll hear in the interview stream below, but band members Meric Long and Logan Kroeber still managed to share their plans for SXSW and their upcoming tour plans in Europe and the UK, as well as some insight on how their 10 years together as a band have shaped both their live performances and their studio recordings.

Of special interest for our readers on the UK side of the pond will be news of The Dodos’ planned one-off show at the Village Underground on Tuesday the 28th of April. Long and Kroeber will appear there with Berlin’s “renegade new-classical ensemble” Stargaze to perform full orchestral arrangements of songs from The Dodos’ five-album back catalogue, as well as material from their new sixth record ‘Individ’. As part of the same show, the Stargaze ensemble will also perform specially commissioned chamber arrangements of songs by American alt-pop act Deerhoof, composed by the band’s drummer and co-songwriter Greg Saunier. Ticket information for this unique show, along with other live dates on The Dodos’ European tour, can be found on The Dodos’ official Web site. Below the interview stream, you can find an amazing live video from The Dodos’ autumn 2014 collaboration with Stargaze, which included a performance of ‘Transformer’ from their fifth studio album ‘Carrier’.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/96MGUnowa6c[/youtube]

Thanks especially to Brendan for his help with this interview.

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