Published Oct 17, 2011The last couple of weeks alone have seen Airick Woodhead's Doldrums stock rise exponentially. First, we learned that the formerly Toronto-based electronic artist's interpretation of Portishead's "Chase the Tears" was going to be featured on the iconic English outfit's upcoming single, then we found out that Doldrums had partnered up with his newfound Montreal neighbour Grimes for her new record, Visions. And now the artist has revealed an EP of his own.
London imprint No Pain In Pop has announced that Doldrums' upcoming Empire Sound EP will arrive care of the label on October 31. The six-song effort is said to feature "electro-hallucinogenic freak-outs" driven by "chopped-up samples, disembodied vocals and tribal percussion."
Dewy, hypnagogic post-punk tracks like "Endless Winter" and the soulful drum-break- and film-score-sampling "I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here in My Satellite," which you can stream below, will appeal to fans of Atlas Sound and Panda Bear, but Woodhead delivers more than fan-favourite pastiche.
In support of the new EP, Doldrums will soon be embarking on a tour of Canada's east. However, the dates have yet to be revealed.
1. "Say Ahhh"
2. "I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here In My Satellite"
3. "Parrot Talk"
4. "Endless Winter"
6. "Lost In My Head"
Doldrums - I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here In My Satellite by NO PAIN IN POP