The Dodos Share Final Single From Upcoming Album Certainty Waves

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Andy De Santis

Bay Area duo The Dodos will release their seventh studio album, Certainty Waves, this Friday, Oct. 12 via Polyvinyl. Dubbed their “midlife crisis record,” the album follows 2015’s Individ. Today, they’ve shared the third and final single off the album, “Center Of” which follows the previously released “Forum” and “SW3.”

“Center of” was sort of a last minute addition to the album, since it wasn’t part of the initial recording sessions,” says singer Meric Long to Stereogum. “It was a Frankenstein of old parts that were sitting around that came together at the 11th hour. The album needed a ballad/break from the louder stuff but I still wanted it to sound like it was in the same family, so in noodling around I discovered that guitar tone that comes in on the second half of the song that sounds like a very distorted synth. It ended up being a bit of gold that subsequently got put on every other song.”

Listen to “Center Of” and watch The Dodos KEXP in-studio performance from 2015 below.




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