For their upcoming fifth studio album, Carrier, San Francisco indie rockers The Dodos reconfigured their songwriting process, focusing more on lyrical displays and crafting songs more intricately. The band continues to demonstrate the importance and power of those shifts with the album’s second single, “Substance”.
While lead single “Confidence” was evocative for its explosion from quaint to totally raucous, this latest single is more even-keeled. Logan Kroeber’s drums remain steady and shimmery throughout, helping to support and add weight to the guitar melodies of Meric Long. A hail of horns midway through makes the track feel extra boisterous and joyful, but Long balances those sentiments with an outcry of heartache, wailing “But you will forget and I will remember!”
Take a listen below (via RollingStone.com).
Carrier is due out August 27th via Polyvinyl.
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