I know I said some mediocre things before about the live show from The Dodos. I think I may have been wrong, because every single person I've talked to who has seen them live is incapable of shutting up about how good they were. Maybe they had an off night. Maybe I did. Either way, I'm really hoping they'll blow me away tonight, because their latest, Visiter, is one of my favorite records of the year.
I'm a little disappointed, though, because I was really hoping there would be a special guest appearance tonight by the nicest person in Portland, Laura Gibson, who contributed backing vocals to a few of the tracks on Visiter. She's currently touring her way through Europe, which really sounds like no fun. No fun at all.
I'm a little hesitant to give this an "OMG! Go to this show!!", just because I wasn't blown away the first time I saw them, but Visiter really is that good, and as long as they play "Fools" (the above video), "Walking", and "Jodi", I can't imagine this show being anything less than amazing.
The Dodos play Doug Fir tonight with Plants and Animals and The Ohsees.