San Francisco duo The Dodos just released Carrier, their fifth record and easily became a favorite. It’s a hopeful record about moving on and starting over inspired by the passing of guitarist Chris Reimer. Long and Kroeber recorded in their hometown of San Francisco for the first time and aided in making the experience more natural and pressure-free. It’s an impressive offering that’s quite melancholic at times, but it’s solid all throughout with Meric Long’s deeply emotional and powerful voice. Our favorite tracks are “Confidence”, “Relief”, and “The Ocean”. Take some time to experience Carrier. We’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy it. Catch them live at El Rey Theatre on October 15. Tickets are available HERE.