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A duo from France (him) and Finland (her). If you like Beach House chances are you will love:
The Dø – Slippery Slope
The Dø (pronounced ‘Dough’) are a multi-culti indie-pop duo who took there name from the first letters of their first names (Dan and Olivia). Apparently Dø means all kinds of things in some languages. I’m not sure what, and if you’re interested just check out Google Translate. What’s more important then their name is their music, and that my friends, is pretty amazing!
I loved the duo’s 2008′ debut A Mouthful a lot when it came out, and still do actually. The band has managed to create a sound that is at times light and poppy, while at the same time there’s darkness below the surface and musical experimentation is all over the place. They remind me most of the lighter side (musically speaking) of Beach House, while the trippy- and weirdness sounds a lot like the latest work by (the wonderful) Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Check out the samples below and be convinced.
1. Dust It Off
3. Gonna Be Sick!
4. Too Insistent
5. Bohemian Dances
7. Leo Leo
9. The Calendar
10. Was It A Dream?
11. Moon Mermaids
Don’t forget to check out my other articles, in case you’ve missed them (which would be an absolute shame, because they’re great and shit).