“Good news, everyone!” (insert Professor Farnsworth reference here). The past few weeks have been rife with label signings. Just a couple of weeks ago one of my favorite punk bands Iron Chic signed to Bridge 9 Records, then on Tuesday New Jersey’s gates were picked up by Pure Noise Records. Now I’m getting word that San Francisco indie duo The Dodos have been signed by Polyvinyl Records. The Illinois-based label has an insane lineup of bands like of Montreal, Vivian Girls and Japandroids (you know, that band I wouldn’t shut up about last year). Details are relatively scarce at the moment, with the band posting a tweet earlier today. Here’s the announcement video which features a snippet of a brand-new track:
Formed back in 2005, The Dodos are one of those bands that just clicked with me from the moment I first heard them. As a matter of fact I can honestly say that they were partially responsible for my creation of this blog (the rest of the credit goes to the copious amounts of Full Throttle I drank while listening to them). Riding high on a caffeine/indie rock binge I heard “Fables” play on Last.fm and all I remember thinking was “I’ve gotta blog the hell out of this song!” I wrote this winded pop culture reference-heavy piece about how that song changed my life. Then I realized I sounded way too much like Natalie Portman’s “MPDG” alter-ego Sam in the 2004 drama Garden State.
The blog post was then scrapped due to the intense fanboy-level prattling that ensued. Now that the band has some great news to share I can successfully revisit that post with 0% guilt. You see, folks, it’s all about putting things into perspective. At any rate, that’s enough out of me for now. The Dodos’ new album will be hitting Polyvinyl soon so I will definitely be looking forward to that. In the meantime, here’s that song I’ve been rambling about this whole time. This is “Fables” off of their 2009 album Time To Die. Enjoy.