The Dodos Visiter(French Kiss) Buy it from Insound
Like the White Stripes, the Dodos wring a big sound out of only two band members. The Dodos have a vastly different approach though; one more akin to Animal Collective and its psychedelic bonfire sound. The tunes have a singalong quality and the drumming avoids the 4/4 standard for more exotic time signatures and syncopation while keeping the beats insistent. One trait they do share with both the Stripes and the Collective is a restless energy, which in this case gives Visiter an “unhinged” quality that this reviewer found infectious. It’s as if they had written a group of catchy folk songs and started playing them until the Ecstasy kicked in, at which point they became a little frenetic and disjointed. If you like the idea, as I do, of familiar tunes sent through a hall of mirrors then this is right up your alley.