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Doldrums – “IDONTWANNABEDELETED” (Feat. Samantha Urbani)

Earlier this month, the Canadian producer and Grimes collaborator Doldrums released his The Air-Conditioned Nightmare album. If you ordered the special “Loser Edition” of the album, you also got a bonus 7″ with a couple of extra tracks, and one of those tracks is up on the internet right now. “IDONTWANNABEDELETED” is a fast, urgent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Doldrums – “Loops” Video

Just yesterday, the Canadian producer Doldrums released his new album The Air-Conditioned Nightmare. Today, he’s shared his new video for the hard-glinting single “Loops.” Director Lily X’s clip seems to tell the story of a bald man who awakens from a deep slumber with visions of a pretty lady in his head. It’s hard to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 11:34 am

Doldrums – “Loops”

“Loops” is the third single from Doldrums’ upcoming new album, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, the Canadian producer’s first foray into big-indie label life at Sub Pop. Like “Hotfoot” and “My Friend Simjen” before it, “Loops” is constructed around a pulsating, subdued backbone. It’s more about the slide than the bounce, and Airick Woodhead takes a handful… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Doldrums – “My Friend Simjen”

Airick Woodhead of Doldrums emerged from the same Montreal music scene as Grimes, and he dabbles in the same form of electronic-sampling, pastiche pop that she perfected. “My Friend Simjen” is the second single from his forthcoming Sub Pop debut The Air Conditioned Nightmare (it’s named after an essay collection by Henry Miller), and i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Doldrums – “Hotfoot”

For his follow-up to 2013 debut Lesser Evil, Doldrums (aka Montreal musician Airick Woodhead) will make a humongous leap from mid-sized Montreal label Arbutus Records to indie titan Sub Pop. Judging from lead single and opening track “Hotfoot,” The Air Conditioned Nightmare — titled for a 1945 essay collection by Henry Miller — will mark… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

Doldrums – “Dive Deep Pt. 1″

Doldrums caught a lot of listeners when Airick Woodhead delivered a fantastic guest spot on Grimes’ Visions, and his album released earlier this year, Lesser Evil, more than delivered on that promise. Now he’s released a new track called “Dive Deep Pt. 1,” which is like a gentle comedown to the explosive mania of song… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 4, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Doldrums – “Egypt (Cadence Weapon Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, Canadian MC Cadence Weapon and Toronto’s Doldrums collaborated on a remix of “Conditioning,” a single from Cadence Weapon’s 2012 LP Hope In Dirty City. Now, they’ve teamed up again to rework a single from the excellent 2013 Doldrums record Lesser Evils. Below, check out the heavy and intricate Cadence Weapon remix of “Egypt.”… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 24, 2013 - 10:39 am

Austra & Gina X – “Mayan Drums (Doldrums Remix)”

On Record Store Day, the great Toronto electro-pop crew Austra hooked up with Gina X, a culty German late-’70s/early-’80s postpunk singer, to release a 12″ single of a new track called “Mayan Drums.” The single was limited to 500 copies and sold out quickly, and the group is only now sharing one of the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 11:09 am

Doldrums – “Anomaly”

One of CMJ 2012’s champions, Doldrums’ Airick Woodhead is set to release a new record next month with Lesser Evil, via Artubus/Souterrain Transmissions. “Anomaly” is about a lady that’s tough to figure out, with some Cocteau in the hook and Siouxsie by way of sultry house informing the rest. Listen up:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 15, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Stereogum’s Top 10 Sets Of CMJ 2012

As we approached last week’s CMJ marathon, thought-leading haymakers of all stripes were of a single mind: This year there just wouldn’t be much hay to make. There appeared to be no big story to chase, no overarching trend to memorialize, no barometric cluster of bands to hunt, no clearly identifiable narrative to manufacture. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Cadence Weapon – “Conditioning (CFCF Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Talented Canadian MC Cadence Weapon will put out Hope In Dirt City next week, an LP from which we’ve already heard the hypnotic single “Conditioning” (as well as its Grimes remix). Now, another remix has come down the pipeline, this time a synthed-out, pulsating spin by Montreal production stalwart CFCF. Download that, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 24, 2012 - 10:28 am

Doldrums – “Jump Up”

Canuck electroclashers Doldrums will put out a new 12” this summer, and recently they dropped the lead single from that release. It’s called “Jump Up,” and it’s a ravey romp that rides an irregular, off-kilter pulse. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012 - 3:54 pm