The last video we saw from Odonis Odonis was a creepy story set to the noisy and chaotic “New Obsession,” so it would totally understandable if you were to watch this and think it was the work of a completely different band. But that’s just the way Odonis Odonis’ new album, Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled, works. Side A is all industrial punk, followed by a smooth and sweeter second half. “Angus Mountain” comes from that second half and it’s a prettier track than “New Obsession,” set to a visual that’s a little easier on the eyes. The Jesse Yules-directed video folds up images of the band like origami while using a hypnotic mirroring effect that makes everything fold in on itself. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but with that symmetrical effect, it brings to mind Nicolas Provost’s classic experimental short film “Papillion D’Amour.” Watch the music video below and catch them at SXSW.
Odonis Odonis SXSW Dates:
03/13: Austin Psych Fest @ Hotel Vegas (1500 East Sixth St) – 1:15am
03/14: Snax X Snax Wonderland (1104 East Sixth St) – 3:30pm w/ Weaves, Zorch, Sean Nicholas Savage + more
03/14: Panache Booking @ Hotel Vegas (1500 East Sixth St) – 11:20pm (Volstead stage) w/ Kelley Stoltz, Speedy Ortiz, Yamantaka Sonic Titan + more
Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled is out 4/15 via Buzz Records.