Published May 15, 2017Just over two years removed from delivering The Air Conditioned Nightmare for Sub Pop, Doldrums (a.k.a. Airick Asher Woodhead) has lifted the curtain on a new full-length effort. Titled Esc, the new record will arrive independently at the end of June.
Ten tracks in length, Doldrums' third full-length was recorded in Montreal following Woodhead's busy 2015 touring his aforementioned Sub Pop effort — a lifestyle he deemed unsustainable. The album was mixed by Matthew Otto (Majical Cloudz) and was informed by "Migraines. Privacy. The sound of the Montréal winter," which Woodhead describes as a "clean and metallic feeling; like a screw that's been stripped."
While the album's first single in "RUNNERUP" was shared last year, the album announcement comes alongside "HEATER." The new track is accompanied by a video featuring Woodhead, Petra Glynt and CCB performing on "a set inspired by sketchy late night talk shows."
You can watch it in the player below.
UPDATE (6/5, 5:20 p.m. EDT): You can now also hear the album's "MACHINE BOI" at the bottom of the page.
Woodhead has also lined up two album release shows in celebration of the disc's arrival. He'll play Montreal's Bar Le Ritz PDB on July 7 before a live date in Toronto on July 22 at the Baby G.
Esc is set to arrive June 30, and is available for pre-order here. Read through the tracklist and tour dates to find the video for "HEATER" in the player below.
4. LIMERENCE (we come in pieces)
6. THE STITCHED TOGETHER MAN
8. MACHINE BOI
9. AGAINST THE GLASS
07/07 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
07/22 Toronto, ON - The Baby G