Neal “Fro” Evans is Back on Drums

Friends, Family, and Fans,

As we step out of another incredible summer and look towards what is sure to be an exhilarating Fall Tour, there is news that we’d like to share. Neal “Fro” Evans is returning to Dopapod behind the drums. For those unaware or needing a refresher, Fro was our drummer for the years that the band was really shaping its sound and stepping into full stride. We came to a bit of a crossroads with Neal back in 2013 and he needed time away from the band for personal reasons while we wanted to continue playing and growing as a band. Having already been good friends with Scotty Zwang, when the time came to look for a replacement, he made for an incredible fit. Since that point in time, the band has experienced an incredible ride of musical, personal, and career-building growth. As we count our blessings for every moment that we’ve experienced while surrounded by a wonderfully supportive family of fans, we’ve also found ourselves recounting the original chemistry that undeniably forged the path that we’re grateful to be walking. That has landed us in the present moment of welcoming Neal back to the fold and him being more than happy rejoin. Scotty will surely be staying on the map with other exciting projects and will always be a part of our family. We wish him the best and encourage everyone to support his new endeavors. In our time playing together, Scotty has truly become one of our best friends and we cherish the time he spent in the band with us. Neal’s first shows back will be Resonance Music & Arts Festival & Catskill Chill Music Festival. See you all soon!

Watch this GoFro Video of Neal behind the drums from February 22, 2013 in Boston, MA: https://youtu.be/pjOTDAoeGdo

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Dopapod: “New Year’s 2015” Now Available for Download

Dopapod brought in the New Year with a bang, and the “Ball Drop” set, featuring collaborations with both Turkauz and Kung Fu,was full of memorable covers, high intensity staples, and exploratory improvisation. The show has been mixed and mastered from the band’s high-resolution multitrack recordings and is available for download in multiple formats including 96kHz 24 bit FLAC.

Head over to dopapod.bandcamp.com to download the show.

 

Never Odd or Even – Out 11/11

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A calculated compositional mindset and restless nature to never sit too still is what has allowed Dopapod to fully realize their fourth studio release, Never Odd Or Even.  Guitarist/vocalist Rob Compa giddily tells, “We really felt that the material this time around represented a big leap forward, not just in the way we’ve been interacting as a band, but in the way our focus has become sharper in paying attention to things like melody, theme, lyrical imagery, and structure – all the elements that make a great song.” Continue reading

Surprise 2nd Show in Philly Tonight

The Blockley had a cancellation and we had the night off… so were playing another show with our friends Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tonight! 18+, 10 bucks, doors at 9.

10k Facebook fans! Thanks! Presents!

10K FANS! THANK YOU!

On to the presents:


A NEW HOPE-APOD: We’ve been sitting’ on this gem for over a year… please welcome Fro-bacca, Rob Skywalker, Eli Wind-Kenobi, and Chuck Jolo.

MEME CONTEST: Follow the link below, add your own caption, and share it on our wall. The most liked meme wins 2 free tickets to any non-festival fall tour date. Get started here: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3qayi1/

FREE SBD: Our Post-Phish after party in Worcester, MA is now available on Archive.org: http://archive.org/details/dopapod2012-06-08.sbd.flac16

VIDEO: A very special PRO SHOT version of BACK
WARDS French Bowling from last Fall’s Higher Ground show is now up on youtube: