Posts Tagged ‘doldrums’

Moon King

April 16th, 2015 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

The Woodheads are back.

A little over a week ago, Airick Woodhead, released his second full-length album as Doldrums on Sub Pop. I haven’t made it all the way through that album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, but the couple songs off it I heard sounded pretty badass. Moon King Daniel Woodhead‘s dream-pop project with Maddy Wilde - also just put out their album Secret Life the other day (the 14th) via Last Gang. Both Torontonian bros (admittedly Airick is based in Montreal these days…) are playing with their respective outfits in New York/Brooklyn this weekend. I’ll be part of the Canadian ex-pat attendance crew at one of those shows, provided I can get a ticket or something.

Also here’s music…

STEVE JR

July 27th, 2014 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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As if tonight’s bill at Comfort Zone with Doldrums, TONSTARTSSBANDHT and Cellphone wasn’t already ballin’ enough, Montreal’s sludgy STEVE JR is opening and they sound pretty badass too.

Have You Heard The New…Doldrums?

January 21st, 2013 | Features | 0 Comments

The now-Montreal based, once-Toronto-based samplegazer Doldrums (aka Airick Woodhead) has a new album on the horizon called Lesser Evil, and the shit I’m hearing from it sounds pretty cum-your-pants-tastic. I’m like not even brown-nosing, this shit really is fucking killer; there’s a reason Pitchfork is pissing itself to write about him.

The song we’ve all got to analyze today is “Anomaly”, a word that most people (myself included) probably learned after watching The Matrix Reloaded and pulling out a dictionary to find out what the fuck the Architect said to Neo in the scene where they have their conversation. Anyways, the song actually (to my great delight) finds Woodhead moving more towards the ‘gaze’ than the ‘sample’ – everything here swoons and moans – it’s pretty beautiful and sexy stuff. And Woodhead weaves a great vocal melody on top of the shifting, swirling whole. Interesting – are we to expect an album more in this vane than the more manic, sometimes Bollywood-inspired sounds of his past work?

Whatever the case, it seems each new develop with the post-Spiral Beach crew brings more impressive surprises. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it hitting critics top-ten lists. Long time since The Drake Hotel shows, eh guys?

May Mix

June 6th, 2012 | The Mix | 0 Comments

Whereas in April I could barely find enough songs to put together a short mix, this month I left out a ton in order to keeps thing brisk and well-paced. May was a great month for music and for myself. I went to Washington D.C. and New York and though I didn’t see any live bands, I found out about a bunch just by going to the record stores in the places and picking up weeklies and stuff. Anyways, here’s the mix, I think it’s a pretty good one.

1. The Hiya Dunes – Definitely Retarded

2. Monomyth – Sacred Hand

3. Daze Daze and the Siamese Grave – Faceplant

4. Pillowcase – Brain

5. Hemlock Shaw – Pals Around

6. No Joy – Junior

7. Weed – Tie To Everything You Own

8. Doldrums – Jump Up

9. Nomadic Firs – Cover Bombs

10. The Tight Ship – Home Again

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Doldrums

May 16th, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Montreal-via-Toronto transplant Airick Woodhead releases another cool track under his Doldrums moniker and off his upcoming Egypt 12″. And he made the Forkcast again! Awesome broski!