Toronto trio Odonis Odonis will release their ‘Reaction’ EP on April 12 via Felte (pre-order). The band has shared the first single Collector, which is lifted from the forthcoming EP. The track is available on all streaming services now, but you can take a listen via YouTube below.
Odonis Odonis merges pulsing electronics and foreboding textures to create a palpable sense of doom. Drawing on EBM and industrial influences, ‘Reaction’ finds the band further refining the sound they carved out on 2017’s ‘No Pop’ LP. Noisy synths saturate the sonic space, cut with sharp, bruising rhythms. The band offers up club fare with the throbbing four-on-the-floor “Insect” lashed with whip-cracking drum breaks. A heavy atmosphere layered with taunting vocal provocations creep throughout the four-song EP, and by the final track “Rip,” howling screams propel a crushing climax.
The EP was written while the band was touring to support their superb album ‘No Pop,’ and the evolution between the two releases is seamless. During this time, the band perfected the songs by testing them out live, chiseling away to the core of each piece. Recording also took place simultaneously while writing, and much of what made the cut is comprised of or structured around first takes. Produced, mixed, and mastered by the band themselves, ‘Reaction’ is a concise, focused collection of songs that perfectly captures the band’s unrestrained energy and spontaneity.
Odonis Odonis have also announced North American tour dates which will included shows in Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Seattle, Los Angeles and performances at SXSW.
Odonis Odonis tour dates
03.12 Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Felte Showcase) + @ 11:45pm
03.14 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (Ad Hoc) @ 5:30pm
03.15 Austin, TX @ Swan Dive (M is for Montreal) @ 12am
03.16 Wichita, KS @ Club Boomerang
04.04 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
04.05 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
04.06 Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
04.11 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle *
04.12 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop ~
04.14 Indianapolis, IN @ Indy CD & Vinyl (Record Store Day) ~
04.18 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory ~
04.19 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie ~
04.20 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom ~
05.25 Seattle, WA @ Central Saloon
05.26 Vancouver @ Astoria
05.27 Portland, OR @ Lovecraft
05.29 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London
05.30 Modesto, CA @ The Shire
05.31 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
+ w/ Kirin J. Callinan, Numb.er, Devon Church, Gold Cage, The Pantones
* w/ Xeno & Oaklander, Public Memory
~ w/ Public Memory