WL14 reviews: Odonis Odonis @ Adelaide Hall – Feb. 14, 2014

Odonis Odonis @ Adelaide Hall for WL14 - Feb. 14, 2014. Photo: Tom Beedham

Odonis Odonis @ Adelaide Hall for WL14 – Feb. 14, 2014. Photo: Tom Beedham

By Tom Beedham
Following Weaves was another pick from the Buzz Records stable, Odonis Odonis.

Although they played without the projections usually supplied by band leader Dean Tzenos, it’s not exactly as if the audiences at Odonis Odonis gigs are starved for stimulation in the first place. If the collided influences of post-punk, shoegaze, surf, and industrial aren’t enough for you to wrap your head around at a live Odonis Odonis gig, there’s always the thick and sludgy layer of fuzz it’s all filtered through— albeit this time that grime was more like a Vaseline smear, and not to the performance’s detriment.

The band used the opportunity to play through some of the picks from their forthcoming follow-up to 2011’s Hollandaze LP, Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled (due April 15), and if the production quality of this gig should serve as any indication of what that might sound like, it’s going to be a hell of a release.

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Odonis Odonis @ Adelaide Hall for WL14 - Feb. 14, 2014. Photo: Tom Beedham Odonis Odonis @ Adelaide Hall for WL14 - Feb. 14, 2014. Photo: Tom Beedham Odonis Odonis @ Adelaide Hall for WL14 - Feb. 14, 2014. Photo: Tom Beedham

Originally published by Aesthetic Magazine.

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About Tom Beedham

Tom Beedham is a Canadian writer and photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. His work focuses on independent culture, DIY communities, and their relationship to the mainstream, reporting on a spectrum of creatives that has ranged from emerging acts to the definitive voices of cultural movements. In addition to contributing regular features to AUX, Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, he has appeared on Daily VICE, and frequently reviews concerts, festivals, and new album releases for Canadian arts and culture monthly Exclaim!. He is also a co-organizer and curator of the seasonal inter-arts series Long Winter, for which he oversees an online blog and print newspaper-style publication, printed for distribution at each instalment of the event. He was also a DIY concert organizer in his hometown Georgetown, Ontario in the mid-2000s.

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