Time to Die - Frenchkiss
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Lynn Lieu on December 30, 2009
Just when we thought drums and strings were good enough, Time to Die proves that, despite the name, The Dodos are not extinct, or dying. With new nest-mate Keaton Snyder on electric vibraphone, the trio’s sound is a bit more filled-in, a bit more advanced. From the melodic structure of “Fables” to the lyrical genius of “Two Medicines” to the chaotic undertones of “This is Business,” the band retains all of its trademarks, but thickens the sauce with a little more vibration. Sure, it’s an adaptation, but these birds are still looking to evolve.