The Dodos are an indie folk band which formed in San Francisco, California, United States in 2005. They consist of Meric Long (vocals, guitar) and Logan Kroeber (drums). The Dodos began playing music together in 2005, when Meric Long, who had been gigging steadily in San Francisco as a solo singer-songwriter, was introduced to Logan Kroeber through a mutual friend. Dodo Bird EP Long self-released a solo EP titled "Dodo Bird" in February 2005 which featured percussion by Kroeber on some tracks.
Long and Kroeber continued to play music together. Beware of the Maniacs The duo released the 2006 album Beware of the Maniacs, which was self-released under the "Dodo Bird" moniker. In support of the album, Long and Kroeber toured relentlessly for most of 2007. The band began to receive critical attention and developed a growing fan base.
Fans began referring to Dodo Bird simply as "The Dodos", and the band decided to change their name accordingly. Visiter In December 2007, the Dodos were signed by Frenchkiss Records and they released their second album Visiter in March 2008, to critical acclaim. In an April 2008 interview in the L.A. Record, Long revealed the origin of the name of Visiter.Make The Dodos Playlist