Split Works Presents: The Dodos China Tour

The Dodos

Hailing from the spastic pop-cum-sludge garage rock haven of San Francisco, The Dodos specialize in a softer sort of experimental pop than say, their wilder compatriots Thee Oh Sees or Sic Alps. Comprised of Meric Long on guitar and Logan Kroeber on drums and percussion, the duo subvert audience expectations by Kroeber taking the lead on many of their songs whilst Long accompanies him in creating music where drumming could be a center role and help bring out the syncopated rhythms coming out of the acoustic guitar. In Dodos recordings, the drums hit you in the chest first, before the guitar jangles in, enhancing the driving beats. As The Dodos, Kroeber and Long boast a lush sound that belies their duo status, with songs such as “When Will You Go” and “Hunting Season” reminiscent of Fleet Foxes or Akron/Family.

Their 2011 album No Color, which featured backing vocals from Neko Case, a third member playing the vibraphone, and Long on electric guitar, charts a new yet not unfamiliar direction for The Dodos as they embark on bolder soundscapes while preserving the unique instrumentation and composition that have been their calling card from the very beginning. This summer, join Split Works in welcoming The Dodos to China.

Show Information

Shanghai (Early Show):

Date: Saturday, May 25

Time: 2:30PM

Venue: Yuyintang

Address: No. 851 Kaixuan Rd., nr. Yan’an Rd. (W)

Support: 乔天娇

Tickets: 40 RMB (Student) / 60 RMB (Door)

Shanghai (Late Show):

Date: Saturday, May 25

Time: 9:00PM

Venue: Live Bar

Address: No. 800 Guoshun Rd., nr. Shuangyang Rd.

Support: 乔天娇

Tickets: 30 RMB (Door)

Beijing:

Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 8:30PM

Venue: Yugong Yishan

Address: No. 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu

Tickets: 40 RMB (Students) / 60 RMB (Door)

Links:

http://www.dodosmusic.net

http://www.spli-t.com

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