Odonis Odonis have shared a new collaboration lifted from their upcoming EP ‘ICON’ out on Pirates Blend with an exclusive vinyl release (July 7th) via Felte; pre-order here. Model features A Place To Bury Strangers and you can listen via SoundCloud below.
A Place to Bury Strangers on their collaboration track Model: “I was so psyched when Odonis Odonis asked me to be on a track because I freaking love them as a band and then they sent me the track and I was floored. It’s such a killer track I didn’t even think I could add anything to it but that challenge pushed me to really throw myself into the track and not look back. I had to track it in our padded practice space because I cranked the guitars up so loud it worked me up into a frenzy, which was just what the song seduced me into. Seductive sleaze cutting metal with a chainsaw.”
The duo describe ‘ICON’ as a “calling card,” and it perfectly encapsulates the new iteration of Odonis Odonis. Following their 2021 album ‘Spectrums,’ they started working on this collection of six songs, writing them geared towards some of their favourite veteran and up-and-coming artists. “We wanted to bring out what we admire in them and prove that we can do a variety of styles,” explains Whale. Some like New York noise rock mainstays A Place to Bury Strangers, Pittsburgh experimentalist TOBACCO, and Vancouver post-punks ACTORS, they’ve previously shared stages and tour vans with, while others like Vancouver darkwave singer and pianist Terror Bird and Los Angeles industrial pop project Patriarchy, are more recent discoveries. The striking artwork comes courtesy of New York-based noise artist Dreamcrusher, another act who shares Whale and Tzenos’ community-minded ethos. Somewhat ironically, by shedding their skin as a band, the duo have embraced the individual spotlight more, and ICON marks the first chapter (with further collaborations to come) of this new Odonis Odonis era.
‘ICON’ track listing
Listen to ‘ICON’.
Odonis Odonis have proven time and time again that they’re not interested in doing the same thing twice. Since their beginnings, the Toronto outfit led by core duo Constantin Tzenos and Denholm Whale, have put out five full-length albums, and played countless shows and festivals across North America and Europe, all while following their musical instincts. In the past eleven years, they’ve thrillingly explored genres including post-punk, EBM, industrial, shoegaze, pop, and surf rock. For their next evolution, Odonis Odonis are shifting from the grind of the traditional music industry with its unstainable physical and psychological demands, to strictly focus on meaningful creative endeavors. These include releasing music, album production, and event production, and draw on Tzenos and Whale’s collective talents and experience. From producing, scoring, and mastering at Tzenos’s new studio After Hours, to countless curated shows through Whale’s co-run concert company Transmit Presents, these past and forthcoming projects were chosen selectively, and with the intention of working with individuals they respect and admire.