Q&A: The Dodos


The boys of The Dodos have been very, very busy lately touring in support of their new record Carrier, our September album of the month, but we managed a quick Q&A with drummer Logan Kroeber before they hit Los Angeles. It’s going to be a crazy ride after their California shows this month as they jet off to Japan for a few days, then head to Europe for a series of shows until the end of November. Whew! If you still haven’t given Carrier a listen, you can still make it right.

They will be headlining the El Rey next Tuesday, October 15 with Dustin Wong as support. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

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‘Carrier’ has been extremely well-received. Have you read any of the reviews? How does it affect you as performers?

We’ve read some reviews, and even some of the more negative ones have had valid critiques. But I can’t say reviews are what we’re thinking about while we’re playing.

Is there a song in the album that you’re particularly fond of?

Transformer. It took a lot of work to arrange it and it could have been a Frankenstein, but to me it has a nice flow to it.

Could you tell me more about your collaboration with Magik*Magik Orchestra? How did it come about?

Well we had them on the last record as well and played some concerts with them in the past, so our connection with them is only deepening.

If you could work on a song with anyone right now, who would it be?

Red Hunter.

How has it been being back on tour? Do you still get excited about it?

I still get nervous before I leave for tour, but we’re a month into it so that has passed. I love our new crew though, and we’re having a lot of fun on this tour.

Which city are you most looking forward to playing?

Maybe Austin? New Orleans? Osaka. Never been there before.

What are your three favorite songs right now?

Some song by Yuyi that our new guitarist keeps playing, You Deserve It by Future, and Thunder by Cousins

Lastly, what’s your mantra?

Keep it moving.

Some of my favorite things are beef jerky, bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, pistachios (aka the nut of the gods), my husband's face, and coffee.