Last week, San Francisco duo the Dodos hinted at a new album via a rather cryptic trailer. Now, we've got the full details surrounding the band's sixth album. The record is called Individ, and it will be out on January 27 through Dine Alone Records/Polyvinyl Records.
The album was recorded with Jay and Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco, with sessions beginning immediately after the band completed 2013's Carrier. Brigid Dawson of Thee Oh Sees swung by the studio to sing on closer "Pattern/Shadow."
The album reportedly marks a return to the stripped-down, aggressive sound of 2008's breakthrough effort Visiter.
In a statement, Dodos' Meric Long said, "The songs came together easily, there was not a lot questioning, just moving ahead with the feeling that we were on the right track. We were freed up to do whatever came naturally,"
He also added that they "relied heavily on the movement that occurs between just two instruments, guitar and drums. From the first take of the first song we tracked, things sounded huge and that set the tone for the entire thing."
For a taste of this "huge" sound, scroll past the tracklist and tour dates below to hear the surging, urgent "Competition." That's the album's cover artwork above.
2. The Tide
6. Goodbyes and Endings
11/15 Healdsburg, CA - Raven Theater (Banshee Festival)
12/12 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
12/13 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater *
12/14 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
* with American Football