Some of the best moments in life arise at the most unexpected times. As was the case this last Sunday night at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA with the French/Finnish Indie-Pop group, The Dø (as in Dø Re Me Fa So La Ti Dø). For the end of a muggy, New England weekend with the 9-5 work week approaching quickly I can’t say I was expecting too much of a turn out. But I was pleasantly surprised to see a hoard of people rampantly approach the stage just moments before the highlighted band, in fact the only band of the evening came out and blasted through a solid helping of what seems to be their signature Euro-Dance sound.
What started as a studio project between members Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy in 2005, they initially worked on film and theatre scores before releasing their own album in 2008 titled A Mouthful under the name The Dø. A number one hit in France and a new album later, they embark on another tour around the world, stopping tonight for the first time in Boston to an adoring packed house. Somber but striking vocal melodies and inflections (ex. Bird and Bee), sung over groovy, mid tempo beats created via electronic drum pads and the presence of pots, pans, gongs and other kitchenware accoutrements. And let us not forget my personal favorite, the illuminated megaphone. It is true folks, The Dø seem to have it all, and here’s to hoping they continue to utilize and grow their musical muscles for many catchy albums to come.