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.

 

“I Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was I” released today for free!


Dopapod’s first official live album – “I Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was I” – is out NOW! Go grab a copy here.

Recorded and mixed from multitrack recordings from the first half of 2011, ISLDEWI showcases the band at their very finest. From explosive disco jazz funk tracks like Indian Grits and Off the Cuff to wompy progstep rockers such as French Bowling and the now legendary Ocean Mist Freight Train the quartet’s compositional and improvisational splendor has been captured and put on display like majestic animals in a musical zoo. The crown jewel of the collection might be “Dazed and Confused” – an arrangement showcasing the group’s simultaneous mastery at both synth-bass womp drops and guitar scorched classic rock wailing. The band worked with zoo keeper Luke Stratton, the group’s touring sound engineer and lighting designer, to scour almost a terabyte of archived shows for your listening and dancing pleasure. Each track was carefully select, mixed, and mastered to showcase the full Dopapod gamut: new and old, premeditated and spontaneous, light and dark.

I Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was I is available for free online download TODAY, and the full release is due out 8/9/2011. Please listen loud and listen often. WARNING: Unauthorized sharing is expressly encouraged! Sharing is caring!

Track Listing:
1. Freight Train -2/4/2011 Ocean Mist, South Kingston, RI

2. Indian Grits – 5/5/2011 Mill Street Brews, Southbridge, MA

3. French Bowling – 4/14/2011 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

4. Eight Years Ended – 4/29/2011 Some Kind of Jam, Schuylkill Haven, PA

5. Bahbi – 5/15/2011 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA

6. Off The Cuff – 2/19/2011 Spotlight Tavern, Beverly, MA

7. Dazed and Confused – 4/23/2011 Nectar’s, Burlington, VT

Dopapod featured in PERFORMER Magazine December 2010 issue- Live review from Paradise Rock Club show on 10.7.10

Check out this awesome review from Performer Magazine.  Thanks Kristen!

The newly renovated Paradise Rock Club was packed to the gills as countless whistles, screams and chants of “Dopapod” filled the venue. The genre bending trance, funk/experimental band Dopapod has been expanding their musical ability with every passing show, and their raw energy and vitality were tangible right from the beginning. They kicked the night off with the strange, experimental bewilderment of “Nuggy Jawson,” sending the crowd into an immediate frenzy. Dopapod creates memorable and rich melodies in their intensely dynamic songs, while still leaving plenty of room for improvisation.

You will never experience a dull moment during one of their shows. In each number, the best parts are the slow builds that are then driven into heart pounding jams of ferociously fast rolls, swells and explosions. Dopapod delivers consistently energetic live performances that get the crowd dancing the

entire night. As guitarist Rob Compa virtually lifts the notes off his guitar neck with incredible speed, keyboardist Eli Winderman bursts into a fierce array of piano wiz- ardry. Bassist Chuck Jones adds his unconventional talent with intense and unique playing. Drummer Neal “fro” Evans brings it all together with hard- hitting beats and intricate fills.Every note they play holds a hypnotic and transcendent grip on their listeners. Known for their dynamic creativity, their music consists of remarkably brilliant complexities. During the show they surprised the audience with an outstanding performance of “Groundhogs Day” by Primus. They also played some new material, which was met with cheers and applause, until ending the night with an impressivecover of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Their sound is amongthe most thrilling in the psychedelic scene today. Witha bright future ahead of them, Dopapod is destined toblow the doors off of any venue.