The Dodos are about to release a new album, called “Carrier,” on Tuesday. It is remarkable. In ways that are difficult to articulate. But that might be besides the point. I had no idea, for instance, that Chris Reimer, formerly of Women, who passed away in 2012, was a touring member of the Dodos for a short while. And that he had inspired Meric Long, singer and guitarist for the Dodos, to think about putting a stop to the band in order to work on new projects. There’s more about this in the moving interview with Meric Long on the CBC Music site. Listen to the album. And especially the last track, “The Ocean,” which is one of the best things the Dodos have ever done.

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