by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Doldrums - "I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here In My Satellite" (MP3)
Doldrums is the moniker of Montreal artist Alrick Woodhead. His Empire Sound EP came out on October 31 via No Pain In Pop with six songs of urgent experimental pop not unlike Grimes, whose upcoming LP features guest work from Doldrums. Download the EP track, "I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here In My Satellite," above, which sounds about as inexplicable as its title with organic sounding horns and drums thrown into an electro infusion. Watch the new video for EP track "Endless Winter" below. The EP is available as LP/MP3 at the No Pain In Pop webstore.
Doldrums is going on a tour in support of the EP which kicks off this Friday (10/4) in Toronto. He'll hit NYC on November 11 for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and will stick around for another Brooklyn show at Cameo Gallery on November 12 with Prince Rama and Indian Jewelry. Tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now.
Doldrums is also releasing a split 12" with Portishead, the one first announced on Jimmy Fallon, which officially comes out on November 14 via XL Recordings. The 12" has Portishead's "Chase the Tear" on the A-side and Doldrums' cover of the song on the B-side. You can stream Doldrums' cover below.
All dates, tour flier, video and song stream below...
Doldrums -- 2011 Tour Dates
11/4 - The Beaver - Toronto, ON
11/6 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI %
11/7 - Panchos - Chicago, IL
11/9 - Black Cat - Washington, DC*
11/10 - Soft House - Baltimore, MD *@
11/11 - Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.
11/12 - Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY ^
11/13 - AS220 - Providence, RI +
11/14 - O'Briens - Allston, MA +
11/15 - Good Life - Boston, MA &
11/18 - M for Montreal - Montreal, QC
12/1 - The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON #
% Wooden Shjips afterparty
* w/ Purity Ring
@ w/ High Plaves
^ w/ Prince Rama
+ w/ Moon King
& w/ Time Wharp and Avila Santo
# w/ Crystal Stilts