Are you familiar with The Dø? They’re an incredible French/Finnish duo (Olivia Merilahti & Dan Levy) that conjure up an unlikely blend of indie rock, folk, dance, and mid-20th century pop. Their second album, Both Ways Open Jaws is out now.
Having had a lot of love from the likes of Pitchfork, Uncut, BBC, Both Ways Open Jaws will strike you as both new sounding and classic, as both fresh and rooted in tradition. Most importantly, it will strike you as a treasure, and probably, as the best album you have heard in a long time.
Check out this breathtaking video for their latest single, “Gonna Be Sick!” It is a stunning piece both visually and musically in which Olivia (the heartbroken heroine) sets sail on a stormy sea of silk to create an epic look that takes its cues from Fellini’s Casanova, Shakespeare’s Tempest – and also homages the silent era. Feel free to post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ipn69VfII4&feature=youtu.be
There is also this amazing Behind the Scenes video of The Dø recording the ‘Live Sessions at Studio Pigalle’ in Paris, June 2011. Here is “Gonna Be Sick!”:
The Dø have already captured a global audience with their acclaimed second album and its unique approach to beautiful “avant pop” sounds. Now some of the most interesting electronic producers from around the world have put their own unique sonic stamp on the Dø’s music. The Both Ways Open Jaws Remix EP which is out NOW features fascinating new mixes from Trentemoller, Vitalic, Mylo, Sei A, and Fever Ray’s C-Berg.