The Dodos have announced their eighth album, Grizzly Peak, due November 12 via Polyvinyl (pre-order). The album was written as guitarist/vocalist Meric Long began experiencing the early stages of arthritis in his fingers, threatening his ability to play guitar, and Meric also envisioned the album as a thank you to longtime fans who kept him going when the thing he loves doing most was put in jeopardy. That message comes through on "Annie," one of two songs released alongside the album announcement.
"We had a lot of production goals when we set out to make Grizzly Peak," Meric said, "and the song ‘Annie’ touches on all of them. It’s a song about regret and accountability, as the first song it felt appropriate in disclosing what the intentions of the record are: rediscovering the initial premise for this band, while saying 'thank you' to our fans and those we’ve worked with along the way."