Friday, December 2, 2011

NEW ALBUM: The Dø's "Both Ways Open Jaws"

Olivia Merilahti of The Dø
Olivia Merilahti of The Dø performs at The Bootleg Theater last year.
photo by picksysticks

The Dø is everything in between, balancing between pop, rock and sometimes bordering rap and folk-rock. Mix all these ingredients together and you get The Dø. Their first English album, aptly titled, "A Mouthful" released last year pulled from all genres of music and included the hypnotic, trance-inducing "On My Shoulders." They were the first French act to score a #1 record in France with an album sung in English. Often compared to artists like Feist, Lykki Li, MIA and Robyn, they just released their second album, Both Ways Open Jaws that has critics singing it praises as ..."A late contender for album of they year" by The London Times and a critic from the Daily Telegraph wrote "Dø are the first French band I've ever heard who are actually brilliant." Check out their vidoe for the their single "Too Insistent" below.

"Too Insistent" by The Do