Carrier, the Dodos’ fifth album, is both a reckoning and fresh start. Singer-songwriter Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber have primarily functioned as a duo since 2005, but for an all-too-brief moment the Dodos were a trio. It’s in this vibrant, sorrowful, powerfully spare new album that we’re afforded a glimpse of what that could have/should have looked like.
After acting as the band’s touring guitarist in 2011, Calgary-based musician Chris Reimer (Women) was invited to become the third member of the Dodos. On Feb. 21, 2012, Reimer, who was just 26, died in his sleep. Carrier is both a celebration and tribute to Reimer’s life and his musical influence, as well as the sound of a band finding its way out of the darkness. Our full interview with Meric Long will be published on Thursday.
We’re streaming Carrier for our Canadian audience a week before its release via Dine Alone Records. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes.
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The Dodos Carrier streams on CBCmusic.ca
Palamino Tribute Show: Thin Lizzy
On March 1, 2012, the day of Chris’ cremation, and the day after his funeral celebration, a private concert was held at the Palamino Nightclub in Calgary in his honour. The following videos are from that night, courtesy of Melanie McKay.
THIN LIZZY – WILD ONE
Drums: Eric Hamelin
Bass: Matt Flegel
Guitars: Scott Monroe, Logan Kroeber, Meric Long
Wild one won’t you please come home
You’ve been away too long, will you
We need you home, we need you near
Come back wild one will you
How can we live without your love
You know that could kill you
How can we carry on
When you are gone my wild one
So you go your way wild one
I’ll try and follow
And if you change your mind
I will be waiting here for you tomorrow
For I would beg for you
I would steal and I would borrow
I’d do anything, anything at all
To end this sorrow
The gypsies warned of the danger
You can laugh and joke with friends
But don’t you ever talk to strangers
Although their offers may be sweet
And I’d bet and I would wager
Away you’ll stray and never come back
To those who love and made you
Stay Gold, Ponyboy
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost, 1923
From S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders
Johnny: It’s like the mist is what’s pretty, ya know? All gold and silver.
Johnny: Too bad it can’t stay like that all the time.
Ponyboy: Nothing gold can stay.
Johnny’s last lines to Ponyboy: Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.
WE LOVE YOU CHRIS
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