As a music listener, the most gratifying feeling can come from finding the perfect band at the perfect time. For me, this is happening right now with The Dodos. I'd loosely describe their music as folk music with a thick layer of drumming underneath. Their incredible album, Visiter, has an unstoppable momentum, yet you never get the feeling that the band is out of control as they barrel along. To boot, they've got some of the most interesting lyrics that I've heard in a long time.
Here's a sample, a song called "Walking." Compared to the rest of the album, it's one of the more subdued and melodic songs. A perfect song to start the album, and a great introduction to the band.
The Dodos - Walking
Check out this great video from Pitchfork, it's a live performance of The Dodos playing some of their best songs.
The Dodos MySpace Page