This San Francisco band is just about as cool as they come. In 2005 Meric Long (a local San Francisco singer/songwriter) teamed up with Logan Kroeber (drummer) to form the Dodo’s. This band has such a layered sound for a duet. More like The Black Keys than the White Stripes. This band must be heard to be understood. Start with the 2008 release “Visiter” and find your way to the song “Fools” which is my current favorite.
So, this band and album are very interesting to me. I didn’t grab on to them at first like I did with The Kooks. However, there is something unique about this band that I find synonymous with my listening experience… there is more than meets the ear.
This Brooklyn based band sounds like a mash up of The Beach Boys and Brian Eno! Their hooks are catchy and infectious. But there seems to be something under the surface that leaves you wanting to know more. There is something they want to tell you… all you need to do is listen again and again to hear it.
This is a summer album for sure and helps me keep the wonderful memories of sitting with Jessica poolside laughing… smiling… and loving fresh in my mind.
Well, yep, uh huh. Yes I do. The Beatles, I have a new found respect for you. Of course I have appreciated your music and known what an impact you’ve had in music but you have now made an impact into mine! ‘Revolver’ was the perfect album to recommend. With beautiful tunes like ‘Love You To’ and ‘I Want To Tell You’ to the ever famous, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’ this album did me right.
With school picking up, I needed some nice music to get me through the late nights and early mornings to work on homework. Whether I was sitting in Hayden Library trying to find my thoughts and do homework or in my room getting ready for class, I had this album on repeat.
If you couldn’t guess by the title, my favorite was indeed ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’.
Which was favorites to you all?
This is the album you are assigned this coming month… enjoy!
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Hello my name is Chris and I am an old man. Well not old… but getting there. Anyway, I am an Engineering Director by day and a Bass player by night. I have been in love with music as far back as I can remember.
My top 5 bands (well the ones I am listening to now):
- Avett Brothers
- The Wood Brothers
- The Black Keys
My goal for this blog is to show my daughter where the music she loves all started in context to where it is all going. In addition, I am excited to learn about the bands she listens to because she has great taste!
So… the best project I have ever taken on has begun! My “New Skewl” band picked by my daughter is a band named The Kooks. I downloaded their album Inside In / Inside Out last night and have listened to it 3 times already to soak it in.
Early favorites are… “Seaside”, “She Moves in Her Own Way”, and “Matchbox”. The influences in this band run deep… so far I hear The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, a smidge of The Beatles, and all wrapped up with some Morrisey.
More to come as I unravel this band, their album, and their place in music…
So the madness has begun!
My dad has picked a band and an album and I in return have done the same. I was given, Pink Floyd’s album, Dark Side of the Moon. I was very pleased with this choice. I have heard Pink Floyd a bit but never took the time to download their stuff. I knew they are a huge influence on bands today so I’m very excited to listen to this album.
As for my dad? I gave him the band, The Kooks and their album, Inside In/Inside Out. Hopefully he’ll get on here soon and let you all know what he thinks of the challenge and the band itself.
Okay - so as I listen, it’s weird. I didn’t expect it to be a mostly instrumental album. There are some verses in some songs, but not all. I surprisingly like this concept. Sometimes when you can just hear music, you can interpret the feelings and the sound you pick up from the song. It leaves it to you. So far I have liked, “On The Run” and “Any Colour You Like”.
Hi! My name is Jessica and I am a rising sophomore at Arizona State University. I am a psychology major and a sister of Kappa Delta sorority.
My musical taste varies and really depends on my mood. Every song has a meaning and therefore leaves an imprint on my brain every time I listen to it.
Top five bands (as of now):
- Miniature Tigers
- The Shins
- The Temper Trap
- Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin
My goal for this blog: Show my dad that I listen to good stuff and hopefully get more in tune with old school bands that influenced the bands I like now!