Still due September 15th?
(Updated 7/14/09) No.
The Dodos, whose Visiter was one of my five favorite albums of 2008, are set to release their third full-length, dubbed Time to Die, September 15th. That might change now because it leaked yesterday, two months early.
Oh well, Veckatimest leaked three months early and it certainly didn’t hurt that release. Singer/songwriter Ed Droste’s advice? “You’ve gotta be sort of Zen about it.” So listen to Ed: be cool, my babies.
First reactions? Phil Ek’s mix is more polished, instrumentation is more diverse and harmonies are more full, but freakouts are less frequent. Still, feels like the logical step forward. What do you think?
Pre-order Time to Die and get a free poster here.
And catch their ecstatic live show (they’re kinda like how you wish Animal Collective would be live) in your neighborhood on their massive tour.
Disclaimer: These songs are up for listening purposes only for a short time. If you’re an artist or label who wants the song taken down, please write me.