The Dodos have made inroads into art film noir music videos with tracks from No Color so far. Recalling the video for “Dark Night”, which depicted the band in a damp, dim 20s-era fight club, the video for “Companions” again takes Meric as the protagonist and victim in an eerie, unidentifiable situation. But we like him taking the lead role to a new stage (especially with that new-found mustache), and hope you do too!

In early April, The Dodos performed as a trio at the Google Campus in Mountain View; soon they’ll do some light touring around the states in early summer. Then it’s back to San Francisco for a performance at the Stern Grove Festival on July 3, supporting singer-songwriter and No Color collaborator, Neko Case. Tourdates are after the jump.

Summer Tour Dates:
Jun 01 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT #
Jun 02 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO *
Jun 04 The Mill – Iowa City, IA *
Jun 05 Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI *
Jun 06 Metro – Chicago, IL *
Jun 07 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH *
Jun 09 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
Jun 10 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
Jun 11 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA *
Jun 12 930 Club – Washington, DC *
Jun 14 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *
Jun 15 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC *
Jun 16 Phoenix Concert Theatre -NXNE – Toronto, ON (w/Deerhoof)
Jul 03 San Francisco, CA – Stern Grove Festival w/ Neko Case
Sep 09 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival w/ Guided by Voices & Drive By Truckers
Sep 22 Cincinnati , OH – MidPoint Music Festival
Sep 23 Campaign, IL – Pygmalion Festival

# w/White Denim
* w/Gauntlet Hair