As part of Verizon’s Coffee Shop Series, The Dodos offered up a preliminary peak of new material last Sunday, to the near-full Victorian Theater on 16th Street. Equipped with sweets complimentary of Four Barrel making so pleasant what Meric Long and Logan Kroeber joked as an afternoon spent in a cave, the seated audience was constantly encouraged to check out Human Centipede. And being of the fallen victims, I’ll admit that judging by the film’s trailer, this should blend everything we’ve ever loved about Hollywood’s way of dappling in “science.” Thank you Dodos, for that expert suggestion for this summer’s iciest thriller.
Of the new and unnamed songs, the third finally felt like a proper introduction for The Dodos’ newest member Keaton Snyder. His work on the xylophone was more than sporadic pings like before; instead Snyder’s fast-paced melody took the lead over Meric’s hushed verses. During the hour-long set, the trio honored requests for “Men” and “The Season,” much to the auditorium’s caffeinated delight.