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 also features collaborations with Petra Glynt and Tobias Rochman of Peleda. The first single “Runner Up” from the album is out now on SoundCloud alongside a video directed by Damian Leb, of which Doldrums’ Airick Asher Woodhead explains, “We shot it in my apartment with one of my best friends. The idea was to show the skin out of context, as sort of alien. The way it turned out you don’t know whether it’s seductive or gross, I’m fascinated by stuff that walks that line.”
“Runner Up” is a collaboration with producer and Doldrums live member Guy Dallas, who last collaborated on “She Is The Wave” (which received a remix from Black Dice and was named best song/video of the year by Grimes).
Doldrums shared the following message to his fans today:
There is a new Doldrums record . Made it in Montreal, mostly by myself. Took some time off traveling n hung out with the ppl I love, going out all night and coming back to the Torn to sing in the mornings. Petra Glynt and CCB helped work out the jams for some live shows with the roto toms and electribe, and from there edited it together from hundreds of hours of material.
E s c is coming. This song is gonna be on it. Can’t wait to share more with u <3 Doldrums appeared in 2010 with a series of noisy, percussion heavy tracks and collaged videos that challenged digital identity. Since then the project has oscillated between pop and noise, following singer Airick Asher Woodhead through 2 LPs, 7 singles / EPS, a VHS, 2 Boiler Room performances, as well as various live performances over the world.