Photo: Geoff Fitzgerald
Odonis Odonis tease us with a third and powerful single, “Vanta Black” which debuted over at THUMP deeming it a “manic dance-punk song”. OO’s highly anticipated Post Plague is out next month on felte and delivers an unforgettable blend of industrial, electronic and sci-fi. RIYL: Depeche Mode’s Violator, NIN, Soft Moon, D.A.F., Youth Code, HEALTH. The trio have announced a string of North American live dates including NYC’s Nothing Changes, Toronto, SF, LA and Montreal – full list available below.
“staccato bursts of Ministry-style guitar/drums that strafe across the otherwise hypnotically subdued synth patterns”- Pitchfork
“a visceral pushback” – FADER
“bows deeper to those darker electronic impulses” – Chart Attack
Odonis Odonis Live Dates:
- 06.24 Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground
- 06.25 Montreal, ON – TBA
- 07.06 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
- 07.07 Sacramento, CA – TBD
- 07.08 Oakland, CA – The Nightlight
- 07.09 Long Beach, CA – 4th St. Vine
- 07.10 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
- 07.15 Amsterdam, NL – TBA
- 07.16 Haarlem, NL – Kliko Festival
- 07.17 The Hague, NL – Grauzone Summer Festival w/ The Soft Moon
- 07.19 Gent, BE – Kinky Star (Gentse Feesten Festival)
- 07.20 London, UK – The Waiting Room
- 07.21 Brighton, UK – TBA
- 07.22 Paris, FR – Supersonic
- 07.23 Cologne, DE – TBA
- 07.24 Berlin DE – TBA
- 07.27 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
- 07.28-30 Brooklyn, NY – TBA
Toronto’s underground staple Odonis Odonis broke out in 2011 with their scrappy, blown out debut, Hollandaze. The dynamic band instantly began turning heads with their haze filled live shows and unique combination of influences. On their Polaris Prize nominated follow up Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, Odonis Odonis masterfully crafted a sonically divergent record that pushed them into groundbreaking territory.
OO’s post-apocalyptic anthems construct stark soundscapes and saturate them with layer upon layer of industrial grime. They do this with an enhanced sense of melody and willingness to push the boundaries of traditional pop structure.
Dean Tzenos’ vocals sit clear and upfront, delivered with a foreboding intensity that matches each song’s dystopian reality. Denholm Whale’s bass lays demolition charges nimbly sidestepped by Jarod Gibson’s futurist rhythms.
On Post Plague, Odonis Odonis force us to realize what we are – vulnerable, frantic creatures yearning for authenticity.