The American indie rock band The Dodos released their fourth album No Color in March earlier this year, and in celebration of their U.S. tour, which kicks off tomorrow in Big Sur, California, they are giving fans a free live album download and the chance to win tickets to any date on their tour.
Recorded in May at Melkweg in Amsterdam, this high-quality live album features over an hour’s worth of performers Meric Long and Logan Kroeber’s brand of acrobatic indie folk.
All you need to do to get these new tunes and enter the contest to see them perform in your city is type in your email address on their website. Ticket winners will get a rather pleasant notification no less than three days before the show, so try to avoid making any permanent plans until then.
If the live album doesn’t give you your fix of The Dodos, you can always check out their latest video, “Good,” from No Color. Set against a white background, the band riffs off of the Rorschach test—you know, like that character in Watchmen who wears the inkblot mask that in fact recalls the actual inkblot test used for psychological evaluations? The constant injections of amorphous black shapes around them gives the video a super cool effect.
See below for a full list of their tour dates, and make sure to jot down the one near you in your calendar!
08-26 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library #
08-27 Los Angeles, CA – Heritage Court at The Autry #
08-28 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar #
08-31 Norman, OK – Oklahoma Memorial Union #
09-01 Dallas, TX – The Loft #
09-02 Austin, TX – Antone’s #
09-03 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s #
09-04 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
09-06 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder #
09-07 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree #
09-08 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre !%
09-09 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-10 Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine #
09-11 Baltimore, MD – Sonar #
09-13 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
09-15 Burlington, VT – Club Metronome #
09-16 Quebec City, Quebec – Le Cercle #
09-17 Ottawa, Ontario – Mavericks #
09-18 Hamilton, Ontario – Casbah #
09-20 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig #
09-22 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
09-23 Urbana, IL – Channing-Murray Foundation #
09-24 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway #
09-25 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck #
09-27 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre #
# with the Luyas
! with Times New Viking
% with Superchunk