Dodos, Springtime Carnivore | Lincoln Hall | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Dodos, Springtime Carnivore 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Fri., March 6, 10 p.m. 2015

When San Francisco indie-rock duo Dodos released their second album, 2008’s Visiter, they were on the receiving end of several comparisons to Animal Collective thanks in part to the incandescent breakout single “Fools.” The track feels like shrubs gently slapping against your bare knees as you run through golden thickets during springtime, and it’s got all the fine pop euphoria of Animal Collective without the jam-band baggage (it makes pretty good sense that the accessible single was incorporated into a summer-friendly ad for Miller Chill). Dodos haven’t exactly recaptured that magic—their ensuing albums rehash the same delicate, poised indie rock, minus the gravity-defying energy. But they’ve fixed a few kinks with the new Individ (Polyvinyl), which is dominated by heaviness. They still make intricate indie rock that’s light on its feet, but the use of guitar feedback and echo effects on tracks like “Bubble” and “Precipitation” creates an electrifying rumble that keeps their gentle composure in focus. —Leor Galil

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