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DOLDRUMS

EMPIRE SOUND

NO PAIN IN POP


Format: 12"
Cata No: NPIP026
Barcode: N/A
The work of Doldrums - 21 year old Airick Woodhead - floats in a sea of chopped up samples, disembodied vocals and tribal percussion. Spearing between electro-hallucinogenic freak outs and fuzzy warm nostalgia his tracks somehow manage to elevate classic pop melodies above a sample saturated sound collage. After gaining notoriety in his native Toronto through performances in art galleries and flash parties in abandoned spaces, 2010 saw Airick release both a 7" single on hometown label We Are Busy Bodies and a VHS only mixtape of his own tracks. Since then he's toured with his close friend and, after a move to Montreal, new neighbor Grimes and cut a split single with DDMMYYYY. New tracks then fell in to the hands of cult London indie label No Pain In Pop - who released Grimes herself earlier this year - and were quickly confirmed for release as 'Empire Sound', his debut EP. Combining the beautiful boudoir pop of contemporaries Atlas Sound, Panda Bear or How To Dress Well with Doldrums' own enthralling post-punk magpie tendencies, 'Endless Winter' hangs a widescreen chorus over a dewy eyed, sample-heavy backing; 'Tantrum', frazzled and scattered yet perfectly in tune with itself, is the perfect foil for Woodhouse's tenor voice; and 'Lost In My Head' stands as a frighteningly accurate self-diagnosis of his work as a whole - chaotic, seemingly random and yet inherently spectacular, a whole new world for listeners to explore. 200 copies for Distro..

Tracks:

1. Say Ahhh
2. I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here In My Satellite
3. Parrot Talk
4. Endless Winter
5. Tantrum
6. Lost In My Head

Press:

UK
Oct 22 - Nail the Cross (No Pain In Pop festival), Shacklewell Arms, London.
Oct 23 - Lock Tavern, Camden, London.
Oct 27 - Street of Beige, secret warehouse location, with Ital + Protect-U, London.
Oct 31 - Vice presents, Old Blue Last, London.

 

Audio & Video:

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