Ooooh, it’s terribly exciting to hear new stuff from the ever-expanding mind of Doldrums. 2013’s Lesser Evil remains a phenomenal statement, so news of the followup makes for fantastic tidings indeed. So here’s the first single from the amazingly-titled The Air Conditioned Nightmare, an alternately cacophonous and crisply minimal electro dancefloor burner. At times sounding quite a lot like Silent Shout fave Zoo Owl, and featuring killer arpeggiator fills, it’s an addictive track. Repeated listens may be necessary.
Also, he signed to Sub Pop, good on him. The stratosphere’s where he belongs. Or maybe the ionosphere. The Air Conditioned Nightmare is out April 7, and we seriously cannot wait.
20. Thomas – Kissing
19. Diana – Perpetual Surrender
18. Jamaican Queens – Water
17. Petra Glynt – Sour Paradise
16. Jef Barbara – I Know I’m Late
11. Phèdre – Ancient Nouveau
9. Bizzarh – Trans Phat
8. Austra – Painful Like
6. Blue Hawaii – Try to Be
5. Ell V Gore – Lobotomy
1. Chevalier Avant Garde – Nowhere
26. JfM – JfM
Nice b-side from this year’s spectacular Lesser Evil, unceremoniously dumped on the Doldrums soundcloud last night. The description is our favourite part:
sean nicholas savage came to me in a dream and sang this song and i didn’t realise that it was a dream when i saw him so i told him how much i really liked his new tune and he looked at me like WTF?
New Doldrums video! Need I say more?
Doldrums – Lesser Evil
It’s finally here! We’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time. Doldrums was one of the first artists we ever covered on the blog, when it was just a new project from the guy from Spiral Beach. My my, how things have changed.
On Lesser Evil, Airick Woodhead has found the perfect balance between his more experimental ethereal noise and danceable pop hooks. We can say with some certainty that this is some of the most original music being made today and that nothing else in the world that sounds like this. It’s solid from beginning to end, and despite it sounding so new and different, you’ll find yourself singing along to it at unexpected times. We excepted big things from this debut, and Woodhead has most certainly delivered.