On Tuesday, April 16th, METZ (a band from Toronto, Canada that is not the baseball team) performed an all ages, hot and sweaty set at Shea Stadium (which is not the actual baseball stadium) in Brooklyn, NY. Odonis Odonis, also of Toronto, opened the show. See more images from this post.
We're less than a week away from the glorious Austin Psych Fest, and with so many bands coming to town, we wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the lesser known acts that should end up on your radar. We caught up with Odonis Odonis while on tour with Metz. Below you can read their thoughts on touring, the fest and coming to Austin. ATH: You're currently on tour with Metz, who've quickly gained a large following. How's life out [...]
Remember when "Indie Rock is Too White" was a thing? I try not to. Nor do I try to think much about the opposite discussion, how dare those white indie kids take inspiration from non-white music. Yes, they contradict each other and yet, internet people who considered themselves to be subject matter experts got caught up in both of these debates. Still, those two internet discussions found their way to the top of my mind when I came across the new video for "Better" by Toronto industrial-punks Odonis Odonis . All it took was one listen to [...]
They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Buzz Records, 2013 6.3 / 10 Headed up by Dean Tzenos, Odonis Odonis specialize in industrial surfgaze. Great, another genre I have to learn, right? Well, it’s not...
Toronto industrial surf-gaze band Odonis Odonis will be playing at Strange Matter on Friday, April 19. Having spent 2012 supporting their debut LP, "Hollandaze," with Ty Segall, Fucked Up and Mogwai, Odonis Odonis are back with a new ep entitled "Better," which comes out this week.
photos by Lukas Hodge ; words by Bill Pearis METZ at Shea, 4/16/2013 It was a show that had to happen at some point or another: " METZ play Shea Stadium ." And what was a funny joke, the Toronto noisemakers took to the full hilt last night (4/16) at the Bushwick DIY space, as bassist Chris Slorach came onstage wearing the Mr. Met head. There were also very nice screenprinted [...]
Find out what's new and hot with our our bi-weekly local music roundup. HOODED FANG / GRAVES / APRIL 9TH The name Hooded Fang always conjures an image in my head of a wolf wearing a hoodie. This makes me laugh and, just for a fleeting second, wish that my spirit animal was a wolf wearing a hoodie. Then I quickly shake my head and recant this wish for my spirit animal is strong, wise and frumpily "with it." Of course, my spirit animal is [...]
by Tiana Feng Odonis Odonis released their Better EP yesterday. Here's the cult-like video to accompany the title track. Better (EP) by Odonis Odonis
Vanessa Heins They couldn't have known it at the time, but when naming their 2011 album Shapeshifting , Montreal's Young Galaxy were describing not only their sonic shift from well-worn dream-pop to sleek, futuristic disco, but in their fortunes as well. Their first couple records had failed to launch them into an orbit commensurate with their band name but Shapeshifting would make them, if not stars, then an act who were genuinely doing something fresh and interesting and well worth watching. It was a fresh start that not many [...]
Better EP out today on Buzz Records!
Toronto's Odonis Odonis released their new EP Better today. To go along with the record, they've also released a video for the killer title track. Watch it here:
by Bill Pearis Toronto's Odonis Odonis release their new EP, Better , this week (4/16). Forging industrial elements with heavy blasts of garage-pysch, it's a paint-peeler of a record. You can stream the EP's title track below. The band are currently on tour with their noisy neighbors, METZ , which includes two sold-out shows in NYC this week. They were good when I caught them at M for Montreal last year so if you're going to [...]
Toronto rockers and “industrial surfgaze outfit” Odonis Odonis come from a long line of artists who feel the need to bend and beat the hell out of every note that they can coax from their instruments. Having spent a good deal of 2012 touring with Mogwai, Ty Segall, and F Up in support of their exceptional debut LP Hollandaze, the band still managed to find time to record enough songs to fill their upcoming Better EP out April 16th via Buzz Records. The feeling of inevitable dread and anxiety that seem to cover these tracks like a [...]
Check out album releases for this week. So what's out this week (April 16th) in terms of music? Well, for this week, expect new album releases from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips,...
It is time for the second volume of the Best Downloadables of 2013 . You can stream (and scrobble ) all the songs in this mix using the ex.fm player at the bottom of the page OR you can download any or all of the tracks at your leisure (with the usual right-click or control-click) and play them using a digital media player of your choice. Listen. Downloadables: The Myth (mp3) by Trabajo Better [...]
Rachel Pick Those with their ears to the ground with respect to Canadian independent music might have been hearing good things about Vancouver's Belle Game for a few years now; they might have even heard their debut album was done and supposed to be out as long ago as last October. So they'd probably be wonder why, with it now being April, they hadn't actually heard it yet. The whys and wherefores of the delay are really known only to the band and their label(s), but what's important is that Ritual Tradition Habit [...]
Jennifer Rowsom For a band with such a clear and steady aesthetic - delicately pretty, harmony-laden folk with direct spiritual and sonic roots in the '60s - The Wilderness Of Manitoba have gone through their fair share of changes. The lineup that emerged from Toronto's Deleware House with 20092s Hymns of Love and Spirits and 20102s When You Left The Fire lost vocalist Melissa Dalton and added drummer Sean Lancaric and vocalist/violinist Amanda Balsys for last year's Island Of Echoes [...]
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Friday, everyone! To celebrate the end of the week and everything in between, here is some great free music. Let's start with the largest spoils: two full album streams of the irresistibly psychedelic Black Angels and the soulful Charles Bradley. They're both rocking new releases next week, ...
by Tiana Feng Here's the most popular tunes of this week, as shared and listened by you! Position Last Song Link 1 - post 2 - post 3 5 [...]