Montreal-based musician Airick Woodhead is set to return with a new Doldrums album this spring, and he's unveiled another album cut called "My Friend Simjen."
The Air Conditioned Nightmare is slated to arrive on April 7 via Sub Pop, and while we've already heard the lead track "Hotfoot," he's offered up another sampling of new material.
"My Friend Simjen" is a dark, tribal-sounding piece, featuring intricate, exotic percussion, distorted vocals and blasts of heavy bass. We meet Simjen himself midway through the song, and he seems like a pretty terrifying dude. The track edges on the absurd, but pulsates with unusual sounds and an exhilarating beat, making for an interesting, unpredictable listen.
Hear "My Friend Simjen" in the player below. Along with the new track, Doldrums has also rolled out a North American tour in support of the new album. You can see those dates below.
04/09 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
04/15 - Boston, MA - Great Scott*
04/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Barbary*
04/17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
04/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right*
04/19 - Washington, DC - DC9*
04/21 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5*
04/24 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
04/30 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
05/02 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
05/04 - Seattle, WA - The Sunset*
05/05 - Portland, OR - Holocene*
05/08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
05/09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
05/15 - Copenhagen, DK - Pop Revo Festival, Atlas
05/20 - London, UK - Electrowerkz
05/21 - Dublin, IE - Hidden Agenda @ Whelans
05/22 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
05/23 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
05/24 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
05/26 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
05/27 - Bruges, BE Cactus
05/28 - Amsterdam, NL - OT301
06/02 - Cologne, DE - Studio 672
06/03 - Hamburg, DE - Volt
06/04 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
* with Moon King