Visiter

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Visiter
Studio album by The Dodos
Released March 18, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie, alternative, folk
Length 59:00
Label Frenchkiss
Producer John Askew
The Dodos chronology
Beware of the Maniacs
(2006)
Visiter
(2008)
Time To Die
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Crawdaddy! (favorable) [2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10) [3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [4]
Indiecision (A) [5]
MusicOHM 4/5 stars [6]
NME (8/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10) [8]
Q 4/5 stars [9]
Uncut 4/5 stars [10]
PopMatters (6/10)[11]

Visiter is the second album released by The Dodos. A special edition is being put together to include a DVD of live footage from the last show of their most recent tour.

In an April 2008 interview in the L.A. Record, band member Meric Long revealed the origin of the name of Visiter. "The reason it’s misspelled is because it’s from a drawing this kid gave us. We played a show for a bunch of kids in South Central L.A.—Dorsey High. A friend’s sister [Barbara Lempel] is a special-ed teacher there, so we went down there to her class and we played for the kids and it was super fun. Then it came to the kids asking us questions and then one of the kids came up to us and he gave us a drawing with that written on it. The drawing is the cover actually of the album, and just—I dunno we liked it. Actually we used all of the drawings that the kids made in the artwork on the album. It was definitely a fun, interesting venture for us. We’d never played for kids before—we didn’t know what to expect but they were clapping and dancing."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Dodos.

  1. "Walking" – 2:09
  2. "Red and Purple" – 4:40
  3. "Eyelids" – 0:59
  4. "Fools" – 4:43
  5. "Joe's Waltz" – 7:22
  6. "Winter" – 3:44
  7. "It's That Time Again" – 1:29
  8. "Paint the Rust" – 6:15
  9. "Park Song" – 2:49
  10. "Jodi" – 6:14
  11. "Ashley" – 4:04
  12. "The Season" - 6:15
  13. "Undeclared" - 1:53
  14. "God?" - 6:51

Personnel[edit]

Guests[edit]

Credits[edit]

Recorded and mixed at Type Foundry Studios. All tracks mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE in Phoenix, AZ. Additional Vocals on various tracks by Laura Gibson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Visiter - The Dodos | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Crawdaddy 2008
  3. ^ Porter, Bruce. "The Dodos - Visiter / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (18 July 2008). "Folk CD: The Dodos, Visiter | Music | The Guardian". The Guardian (London: GMG). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Ravi, Arjun S. (28 April 2008). "Review: Visiter – The Dodos > NH7 | Discover new music from India and around the world". nh7.in. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  6. ^ McGonigle, David. "The Dodos - Visiter | album reviews | musicOMH". musicomh.com. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Webb, Rob (11 July 2008). "NME Album Reviews - The Dodos - NME.COM". nme.com. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  9. ^ Q, July 2008, p.101
  10. ^ Uncut, Aug 2008, p.90
  11. ^ Stryker, Cole (19 March 2008). "The Dodos: Visiter < PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 3 January 2012.