First up is the new one by the Dodos - the album is No Color on FrenchKiss Records. The reason I hassled the publicist numerous times for this one is because I inherited my mom's dog, Cocoa, which I immediately rechristened Dodo because she is the stupidest dog in the world - as I type these words Dodo is lying outside in the rain squinting rather than retire to the dry porch - and she pooped in the kitchen again last nigh - anyway, be careful what you wish for these Dodos, while clearly not dumbbells - it's two dudes, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who offer earnest vocals on bad songs. "Sleep" is barely tolerable but the light show my windows media player shows during the songs is way better than that songs themselves. I dunno, somebody must like them - this is their fourth album.
Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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