by Bill Pearis

Doldrums
Doldrums

Doldrums' new album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, is out next week via Sub Pop. It's a real step up for Airick Woodhead who this time out matches his kitchen sink approach to electronic music with a stronger sense of melody and more of a direct eye on the dancefloor. If you wished 2013's Lesser Evil had more songs on the same level as "Anomaly," the new album is for you. You can stream the whole thing (via FACT) below.

Right after the album's release, Doldrums' tour with his brother Daniel's band, Moon King, will start. Both Daniel and Maddy Wilde of Moon King are in Doldrums' live band, and they were terrific when I saw them last year. See them if you can, like at their two NYC shows: Mercury Lounge on April 17 (tickets) and Baby's All Right on April 18 with Malory playing as well (tickets).

Moon King, meanwhile, have shared another track from their new album, Secret Life, which is out April 14 via Last Gang. "Roswell" adds synthpop shininess to their shoegazy sound which is promising. Stream that below as well.

After their tour with Doldrums, Moon King will head to Europe for dates with TOPS and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. All Doldrums and Moon King tour dates are listed below...

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Doldrums - 2015 Tour Dates:
Apr. 09 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz*
Apr. 15 - Boston, MA - Great Scott*
Apr. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Barbary*
Apr. 17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
Apr. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right*
Apr. 19 - Washington, DC - DC9*
Apr. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5*
Apr. 24 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
Apr. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
May 04 - Seattle, WA - The Sunset*
May 05 - Portland, OR - Holocene*
May 08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
May 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
May 15 - Copenhagen, DK - Pop Revo Festival, Atlas
May 16 - Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival
May 19 - Lile, FR - La Peniche
May 20 - London, UK - Electrowerkz
May 21 - Dublin, IE - Hidden Agenda @ Whelans
May 22 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
May 23 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
May 24 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
May 26 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
May 27 - Bruges, BE Cactus
May 28 - Amsterdam, NL - OT301
May 29 - Paris, FR - Le Pop Up du Label
May 30 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
Jun. 02 - Cologne, DE - Studio 672
Jun. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Volt
Jun. 04 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
* w/ Moon King

Moon King - 2015 Tour Dates
4.9 montreal - bar le ritz*
4.14 toronto - smiling buddha
4.15 boston - great scott*
4.16 philadelphia - barbary*
4.17 new york city - mercury lounge*
4.18 brooklyn - baby's alright*
4.19 washington dc - dc9*
4.21 atlanta - aisle 5*
4.23 new orleans - gasa gasa*
4.24 houston - fitzgerald's*
4.25 austin - red 7*
4.28 phoenix - pub rock*
4.29 san diego - soda bar*
4.30 los angeles - the echo*
5.01 costa mesa - the wayfarer*
5.02 san francisco - rickshaw stop*
5.04 seattle - sunset tavern*
5.05 portland - holoscene*
5.08 minneapolis - 7th street entry*
5.09 chicago - empty bottle*
5.12 bristol - start the bus^
5.13 manchester - gullivers^
5.14 london - bethnal green working men's club^
5.17 glasgow - broadcast
5.20 bristol - thekla#
5.21 london - islington assembly hall#
5.24 liverpool - liverpool sound city festival
5.26 berlin - kantine am berghain#
5.27 brussels - ab club#
5.29 hamburg - nochtspiecher
5.30 copenhagen - vega (ideal bar)^
6.3 amsterdam - ot301^
6.5 lyon - la marche gare^
6.9 paris - la pointe ephemere^
6.10 lille - la peniche^
* with doldrums
^ with tops
# with unknown mortal orchestra