Dopapod Dropping a New Album and Playing the Mousetrap in Indianapolis


Dopapod Fall Tour Schedule

Dopapod Fall Tour Schedule

This weekend the Mousetrap Bar and Grill in Indianapolis, Indiana will be hosting Dopapod, and I couldn’t be more excited for this band. This band is one that I often am blown away by. The band is built up of 4 great musicians that have been touring almost consistently for the last four years. Indianapolis is part of their fall tour which includes a stop in Michigan and Ohio before heading out to the East coast. Not only are they on a monster tour right now, but they are about to drop a new album November 11th, 2014 called Never Odd or Even.

Dopapod at the Werkout 2013

Dopapod at the Werkout 2013

I got a chance to get a listen to the new album and I thouroughly enjoyed it. Dopapod seems to be redefining their organizational style with this new album, but the music still has that same sound and style that is very recognizable. I would describe Dopapod’s music as and energetic jam band fused with electronic, jazz and funk influences that you can’t help but dancing to.They are a band that you can truly see loves being on stage, they love touring, they love their fans, and they have some unstoppable energy. This new album has songs that are organized a bit more like you would expect, intro, verse, chorus, sort of style. The lyrics have a bit more weight to them then I have heard in the past examples of Dopapod’s work, and the music takes many interesting twists and turns. Each of the songs seems to have a distinct personality of their own.

The first song “Present Ghost” is such a catchy start to this album. It starts with a playful, bouncy guitar rift and goes into incredible danceable lyrics transitioning to a hard rock, deeply structured chorus. Dopapod is one of the few bands that has mastered many styles of music, and throughout this album they transition from transient almost electronic music to blue grass or rock and roll, showing their true range of musicianship. This however, does not make the album fragmented. Each song seems to fit one after another, and each one is as clever as the last.

Dopapod at The Werkout 2014

Dopapod at The Werkout 2014

This weekend, October 18th Indianapolis will have the pleasure of hosting Dopapod at the Mousetrap in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I hope we get to hear some of these new songs. This is sure to be a special night of music that will keep everyone dancing late into the evening. So come on out and show these East Coast boys some Midwest loving’ and check their website www.dopapod.com to preorder their new album and check out their other stops on the Fall tour.