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Dodo Bird / Beware Of The Maniacs
Album:Beware Of The Maniacs Collection:General
Artist:Dodo Bird Added:07/2007
Label:(No Label Information) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-11-25 Pull Date:2008-01-27 
Week Ending:27 Jan20 Jan13 Jan6 Jan30 Dec23 Dec16 Dec9 Dec

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 09 Feb 18:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
4.Fri, 12 Dec 14:Francis D
Time Traveler
2.Fri, 07 Apr 17:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
5.Fri, 25 Jul 14:Francis D
Time Traveler
3.Tue, 27 Jan 15:Telepathic Juan & DJ Click
In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W1503]
6.Fri, 28 Mar 14:Francis D
Time Traveler

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-19 
LOCAL indie folksy, often frantic fingerpicked guitar with interesting and/ or experimental drums. They are now know as the Dodos. Meric Long (guitar, vocals) often double tracks his vocals or self harmonizes. Logan Kroeber handles the drums in an off-beat and interesting way. Reverb, echo and looping is also added in to make things interesting. These guys have played a couple KZSU sponsored concert at Stanford and also WNL. This is really good. Let me make this clear: this is one of my favorite finds this year, local or otherwise.

My picks: all but especially 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11

1. med-fast tempo. alternates slow picking and fast picking. This is a fine example of the band's style.
2. mid tempo. starts sort of soft and subdued and sort of works up a head of steam throughout the song. Nice chorus. long fade-out.
3. fast. strummed. very energetic with more raucous drums.
4. med-fast. nice guitar rhythm, with background drums and various other sounds.
5. med-slow waltz time. just guitar, vocals and some piano later. delicate without being annoying or cheesy
6. med-fast. starts with thumping drums. soft but tense breakdown near the end.
7. med-fast accelerating to fast. fast, pretty traditional sounding fingerpicking with echoed vocals on top. Vocals tend toward strained near the end.
8. mid-tempo. finger-picked and gentle.
9. med-fast. almost pots-and-pans sounding percussion.
10. med-fast. starts with droney sounds and subtle guitar. a background of tense drums and some trombones.
11. sort of an outlier--toy piano, guitar and vocals. sort of a lullaby.

Track Listing
1.Trades And Tariffs 6.The Ball
2.Neighbors 7.Chickens
3.Men 8.Bob
4.Horny Hippies 9.Elves
5.Beards 10.Nerds