‘Hard Boiled Soft Boiled’ out April 15 via Buzz Records
AUDIO / VIDEO: “Order In The Court” (Directed by Lee Stringle)
|Toronto’s Odonis Odonis is not the sort of band that can be easily pigeonholed. Their forthcoming album ‘Hard Boiled Soft Boiled’ (out April 15 on Buzz Records) is split in two distinct halves – the first contains their unique brand of industrial noise rock, the second showcases their dreamier, more melodic side.Their newest offering “Order In the Court” shows the band at their most abrasive.
Marked by walls of screeching guitar noise, blown out drums and commanding vocals, it brings to mind early Ministry and Skinny Puppy. Stream the track on Pitchfork or on SoundCloud.
The track’s accompanying video (directed by Lee Stringle) brings to life the paintings of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. The artist’s vibrant imagery becomes sinister and foreboding when juxtaposed against the song’s frenetic tone.
Today Odonis Odonis announces the first leg of their upcoming US/CAN tour. Full tour dates listed below, more TBA.
April 10 Hamilton, ON – The Baltimore House +
+ w/ Weaves
MORE DATES TBA
Born out the same Toronto DIY scene that spawned Metz/Soupcans/HSY/Greys, Odonis Odonis cut their teeth at the now defunct Buzz Garage, where they built a solid foundation as a crushing live band.
Onstage, Tzenos (vocals, guitar) is flanked by Denholm Whale (bass) and Jarod Gibson (drums). The live show is the point where their diverging influences and hypnotic visual aesthetic collide.
2011’s Hollandaze showcased the band’s ability to create something that was uniquely theirs out of a patchwork of influences as disparate as surf, industrial and old b-movie horror films. No one label fit, so “industrial surf-gaze” was coined.
The group returned in 2013 with their Better EP, upping the intensity of their frantic post-punk by focusing in on their talent for tuneful abrasion.
Hard Boiled Soft Boiled finds Odonis Odonis pushing their sound into new territory, because much like the hypnotic spiral that came to be associated with the band’s debut recordHollandaze, Odonis Odonis do not follow a linear path.
Buzz Records was founded in 2011 as a garage venue that hosted mostly local punk and noise bands, and soon grew into a cross-genre hub of local and touring acts like White Lung, Doldrums, Mood Rings, and Odonis Odonis. Since the demise of the venue in late 2012, the Buzz crew of Ian Chai, Dean Tzenos, and venue co-founders Denholm Whale and Jude have been dedicated to releasing music that has come out of this small, dirty pocket of Toronto. Buzz has recently released music by Weaves, Odonis Odonis and HSY.
Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Street Date: April 15, 2014
2. Are We Friends
3. Order In The Court
4. New Obsession
5. Breathing Hard
6. Mr. Smith
8. Angus Mountain
9. Office Sluts
11. Transmission From The Moon
12. Alexa Wait