Published Mar 04, 2013Toronto noise-lovers Odonis Odonis began talking about a new record called Soft Boiled, Hard Boiled way back in 2011, but an official announcement regarding that LP still hasn't emerged. Instead, the Dean Tzenos-led project will be releasing a new EP, Better, on April 16 through Buzz Records.
The mini-release includes six songs, and a press release suggests that it will boast an intense, darkly unpredictable sound. The announcement reads, "If Hollandaze was a campy B-horror movie, than Better plays out more like a true cult horror classic. Mixing violent guitar stabs over moody drums and bass, Better evokes a sense of looming dread that's nipping at your heels."
The beat-heavy title track is streaming at the bottom of the page. It mixes a minimal bass pulse with reverb-soaked vocal harmonies and chaotic overdubs and manic shouts.
Also below are Odonis Odonis' tour dates with METZ, which unfortunately don't include any shows here in Canada.
1. She's a Death
4. Robot Surfer
5. Flight Risk
6. Black Bones
3/9 - Denton, TX - 35 Denton @ Hailey's ^
4/11 Burlington, VT - Monkey House *
4/12 New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine *
4/15 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
4/17 New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
4/18 Washington, DC - Rock ^ Roll Hotel *
4/20 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *
4/22 Atlanta, GA - 529 *
4/23 Birmingham, AB - Bottletree *
4/24 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
4/25 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest @ Mohawks ~ *
^ with the Soft Moon
* with METZ
~ with A Place to Bury Strangers