Regina Spektor & Dodos articles
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):
Arty pop as freak folk
"If you've been living in a vacuum, you may not have heard of The
Dodos (singer/songwriter/guitarist Meric Long, drummer Logan Kroeber,
Joe Haener on xylophone), a powerhouse folk band out of San Francisco.
The blissfully tipsy crowd eagerly anticipated The Dodos performance
while the band was setting up on stage. The first vibrations of
Kroeber's pounding drum ignited the set that ended much too soon. Long
skillfully strummed, plucked, and picked his guitar, bringing life to
'Fools,' followed by 'Ashley, Jodi, Red and Purple'... from the
recently released second album Visiter."
Soviet folk genius?
"Perhaps Regina's strange vocal style developed from this anxiety
about 'crude' songwriting and from her love of sound and language.
Regina 'stretches words... into epic solos, then crams long sentences
into her mouth and spits them out in a few exuberant bars,' as Josh
Tyrangiel described it. She also incorporates sounds, such as hiccups,
hisses, pops, and gurgles. 'The hiccup sounds,' she says, 'were like
discovering I had a tambourine in my throat.'"
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