VIDEO: Odonis Odonis’ “Highnote”

A year ago, Odonis Odonis shared their video for the song “Better”. They’ve done quite a bit since then, including an album called Hard Boiled Soft Boiled (Buzz) released yesterday and from it, a video for the song “Highnote”, which looks like a hyperactive visual feast of trying to find something good to watch on TV and coming up with everything else. Dean Tzenos was responsible for visual direction.

As with last year around this time, they’re on tour right now:

April 16… Durham, NC (The Pinhook)
April 18… Athens, GA (World Famous)
April 19… Atlanta, GA (Mammal Gallery)
April 20… New Orleans, LA (Circle Bar)
April 21… Austin, TX (Mohawk (Inside))
April 22… Dallas, TX (Club DaDa)
April 23… Little Rock, AR (Vino’s)
April 25… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge)

+ w/ Weaves
* w/ Hellshovel, PyPy, Tonstartssbandht
~ w/ Yamantaka Sonic Titan

SOME STUFFS: New video for new album leading to new tour for Odonis Odonis

Buzz Records are ready to release Order In The Court, the new album from Odonis Odonis due out on April 15th. For the first video from the album, they find their sounds in animated form with “Order In The Court”, which is a feast for the eyes as much as it is for the ears.

A few days before the release date of the album, the band begn touring in Canada, which will make its way through the east coast and mid-west.

April 10… Hamilton, ON – The Baltimore House) +
April 11… Québec City, QC – Les Nuits Psychédéliques de Québec @ Le Cercle) *
April 13… New York, NY – Baby’s All Right) ~
April 14… Washington DC – Black Cat)
April 16… Durham, NC – The Pinhook)
April 18… Athens, GA – World Famous)
April 20… Baton Rouge, LA – Mud And Water )
April 21… Austin, TX – Mohawk (Inside))
April 22… Dallas, TX – Club Dada)
April 25… Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge)
June 19-20… Toronto, ON – NXNE)

+ w/ Weaves
* w/ Hellshovel, PyPy, Tonstartssbandht
~ w/ Yamantaka Sonic Titan

The band promises more dates will be announced soon.

SOME STUFFS: Odonis Odonis “obsess” over something “Boiled” due in mid-April

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Hard Boiled Soft Boiled (Buzz) is a new album by Toronto’s Odonis Odonis, which is finished and ready to go but you’ll have to wait two and a half months before you get to hear it. For now, you may check out the first single from it “New Obsession”.

The album was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia during a three week period, where they worked with Colin Stewart to make sure everything sounds right. For more effectiveness, Kathryn Calder and Kurt Dahle sat in for some of the tracks. You’ll get to hear it and everything else come April 15th.

In more immediate news, Odonis Odonis have some shows set up this month, which will gear them up for SXSW next month:
February 7… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bazaar) *
February 14… Toronto, ON (Adelaide Hall) #
March 11-16… Austin, TX (SXSW)

* = w / Speedy Ortiz, Krill
# = w/ Marnie Stern, Weaves, DIANA

VIDEO: Weaves’ “Take A Dip”

With CMJ on their minds this week, Weaves prepared a video by heading into a church and/or temple for musical worship with their video “Take A Dip” and when I dip, you dip, we dip, including Weaves.

You may or may not see them in clothes of worship this week, but if you are in NYC, find out where they’re playing and with whom… well, below:

October 15… Brooklyn, NY (Ran Tea House (Force Field PR showcase) {8:00pm} *
October 18… New York, NY (Santos Party House (Rice + Cheese showcase) {8:00pm} #

* = w/ Joanna Gruesome, The History of Apple Pie, Celestial Shore, etc.
# = w/ Saul Williams, Odonis Odonis & HSY

VIDEO: Odonis Odonis’ “Are We Friends”

The audio and visuals in “Are We Friends” is straight out of the 1980’s, when you could harden up your sound with mechanical beats and create a video by fooling around with your cable box. Dean Tzenos, Denholm Whale and Jarod Gibson know exactly what they’re doing, and as Odonis Odonis they’re going to take those things to CMJ next week. They’ll hit the road in Canada for a small handful of shows in late November:

October 17… New York, NY (Shea Stadium) (IMPOSE + Terroreyes + The Needle Drop showcase) ~
October 18… New York, NY (Santos Party House) (Rice and Cheese showcase) ^
October 19… New York, NY (2 Havemeyer St.) (My Social List day party) *
November 29… Hamilton, ON (Baltimore House) #
November 30… London, ON (APT) #
December 1… Kitchener, ON (NEW FWEST) #

~ = w/ Billy Woods, Wreck And Reference
^ = w/ Saul Williams, HSY, Weaves
* = w/ Weekend, Hunters, HSY
# = w/ Teenanger, Soupcans

SOME STUFFS: Weaves want you to “Take A Dip” with them today

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Toronto’s Weaves are releasing a new single today (their second) called “Take A Dip” (Buzz), which has a nice psychedelic and meditative drone vibe to it, and you may have a listen to it right now, or purchase it digitally through Bandcamp.

The group will be at the Buzz Records/NeXT Showcase this weekend in Montreal, then they’ll do a few shows throughout Ontario before heading out of Canada and into the U.S. for a stop at this year’s CMJ in NYC. Here are your coordinates:
September 28 – Montreal, QC (Club Lambi (Buzz/NeXT Showcase @ POP Montreal)
October 10 – London, ON (264 Dundas)
October 11 – Hamilton, ON (Baltimore House)
October 12 – Toronto, ON (The White House)
October 18 – New York, NY (CMJ)

VIDEO: Weaves’ “Motorcycle”

Jason Harvey is the man responsible for this very cool animated video by Weaves, who made this video specifically to promote as their latest single. Vocalist Jasmyn Burke and guitarist/bassist Morgan Waters are the core of the combo and along with drummist Spencer Cole and organator Bram Gielen, they made this song together for you to hear, and now see. (In a live setting, bass duties are handled by Zach Bines.)

If you are in or near Montreal at the end of September, they’ll be playing at Club Lambi for the Buzz Records/NeXT Showcase. Odonis Odonis, HSY, Comanechi, and PyPy are also scheduled to perform there.

AUDIO: Weaves’ “Motorcycle”

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The folks in Weaves (Jasmyn Burke, Spencer Cole, Bram Gielen, and Morgan Waters) would like to have a word with you. Well, a lyric sheet with you. Okay, they’d like to have a song… okay, in truth, Weaves want to share a song with you in the hopes that you will enjoy it and find them satisfying. “Motorcycle” is their latest single, and it was released this week via Buzz Records. If the song moves you in anyway, and would like to take it with you, you may purchase it via Bandcamp.