Montreal’s Doldrums certainly have a mastery of textures. On their latest release they take elegant melodies and dance-ready electronics and mash them together for…Read More
Marooned in a world of 24-hour status updates, Doldrums – aka Toronto native Airick Woodhead – is out to reclaim a space for the individual in a hyper-connected society. Fusing classic pop melodies and electro-hallucinogenic freak-outs, Doldrums’ androgynous voice floats on a sea of chopped up samples and primal percussion to create the perfect soundtrack to nostalgia infused solitude.
Beginning in 2010 as a series of videos and websites posted for fictional bands under various pseudonyms, Woodhead gained notoriety in Toronto as ‘Doldrums’ through performances at Everlasting Super Joy, his studio and DIY venue co-run with members of DD/MM/YYYY.
2011 marked his continued rise, with a burst of 7″ releases and a VHS mixtape of original music videos. Notably, his interpretation of Portishead’s ‘Chase the Tear’ came to the attention of the band, and it’s inclusion as the B-side to the track’s single on XL led to the release of a debut EP, Empire Sound, through cult London indie No Pain in Pop.
An integral part of the Arbutus community since it’s inception, Doldrums is one of the first acts to join the Arbutus family since its initial roster in 2010. June 2012 sees the label release “Egypt”, with a the debut LP Lesser Evil out February 26th, 2013.
Doldrums have shared “Machine Boi,” a new single from the forthcoming album, Esc, out June 30th (Bande Dessinée). The song follows the recent video…Read More
Montreal’s Doldrums have announced, new full-length E s c, set for release June 30th, 2017. Mixed by Matthew Otto (Majical Cloudz), E s c…Read More
Today, Doldrums have premiered the single “IDONTWANNABEDELETED” (feat. Samantha Urbani), the A-side & title track from his limited edition 7” single, released in conjunction…Read More
Doldrums have announced a new tour in support of their forthcoming Sub Pop album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, which begins with a hometown show…Read More
Sub Pop has announced that they will release Montreal’s Doldrums new album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, on April 6th in Europe and April 7th in…Read More
Doldrums Announces North American tour with Sleigh Bells starting October 10th through the last week of November. Their Release of ‘”Reality Lite’ Mixtape” is now available. Highlights include Lana Del Rey, Arthur Russell, Tears For Fears, and Neil Young. You can download it for free,Read More
Doldrums to embark on a national tour supporting Crystal Castles kicking off next week.Read More
Today, Young Galaxy released their smoldering new single from their upcoming album Ultramarine. The ‘New Summer’ single comes backed with a remix from Montreal’s Doldrums which debuted todayRead More
It’s no wonder that Doldrums, otherwise known as Airick Woodhead, has bagged himself a support slot with fellow Canadians and sonic marauders Crystal Castles. While they occupy different parts of the field both sets of artistsRead More
n anticipation of his debut full-length album, Lesser Evil, Doldrums has announced a slew of North American tour dates this spring, featuring shows with Crystal Castles and a stop at next month’s SXSW in Austin. Doldrums will also be taking out Arbutus labelmates Blue Hawaii and Sean Nicolas Savage on his Reality Lite TourRead More
With his anticipated debut record, Lesser Evil, out February 26, 2013 on Arbutus Records, Doldrums has released a new singleRead More