We're long time fans of The Dø. It's just a shame that they haven't ever quite gotten the attention they really deserve. We were so excited when a new EP dropped last December with an impressive couple of tracks including the excellent 'Slippery Slope'. I've been listening to a version of their newest LP, now entitled Both Ways Open Jaws, since at least the very start of this year; and here it is finally getting it's full international release starting in Continental Europe on the 28th of October, with Australia, the UK and the US following on November 11th, 14th and 15th accordingly.
And it's a beautiful album. The thing is, a lot of bands only have a certain window in which to release music in - after all, you need to be on the wave to be able to ride it. But with some acts, even if it takes them ages to release an album they wrote seemingly forever ago, the time passing doesn't take anything away from how good their actual music is (plus Olivia and Dan are like, total babes).
To catch you up on our lack of keeping you up; here's 'Slippery Slope', the awesome first single off of Both Ways Open Jaws, in it's hypnotic, tribal-folk and addictively odd glory (the video for which we posted last year):
From 'Slippery Slope', The Dø change their tune and show their range in the second track, 'Too Insistent'. The melody, sung by Olivia's aching, childlike vocals, tug at strings you never knew you had, whilst Dan's production is intimately close yet somehow expansive; sweetly warm and jangling in perfect accompaniment to Olivia's voice. 'Too Insistent' is just too lovely:
[Edited: my bad! Illegal album stream! Let's hope y'all get to hear it proper soon. In the meantime, here's a teaser instead. SORRAY]