NEWS : THU, APR 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Doldrums’ ‘The Air Conditioned Nightmare’ Out Now - See the New Video for “Loops”

DoldrumsThe Air Conditioned Nightmare is now available everywhere on CD / LP / DL from Sub Pop. The album, led by highlights “HOTFOOT”, “Video Hostage”, “Loops” and “Blow Away”, was recorded in Montreal and LA and produced by Doldrums’ Airick Woodhead.  
 
You can now watch the official video for “Loops” (via the embed) helmed by director Lily X. The FADER premiered the new visual, and had this to say, “What in God’s holy name is going on in the video for Doldrums’ “Loops”… A trove of trippy imagery that will damn near make your head explode—and it quite nicely fits the project’s warped, melted-pop aesthetic (see premiere April 7th).“
 
Doldrums’ previously announced 2-month tour in support of The Air Conditioned Nightmare, begins tomorrow night, April 9th with a hometown show in Montreal, QC at Bar Le Ritz and currently ends July 31st-August 2nd in Sackville, NB for Sappyfest. Support for the North American dates (April 15-May 9th) will come from Last Gang recording artist Moon King. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
 
Purchases of The Air Conditioned Nightmare are available from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who order the LP version of the album from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on clear vinyl and a limited edition clear 7” which features the songs “IDONTWANNABEDELETED” (feat. Samantha Urbani) and “Market Signals.” Additionally, there is a new T-shirt design available both individually and as part of a bundle with purchases of the new record.
 
What people are saying about Doldrums:
“Using samplers and DJ gear in place of guitars and drums, the expanded Doldrums have come up with a hyper-detailed prog-dance-pop odyssey” - FACT Magazine
 
“An album that is full of conflict, using samplers to create a blend of discordant noises with industrial drums and occasionally uplifting vocals. Music fit for Montreal’s late-night warehouse parties.” - CBC

“Nestled in these adrenalised, highly evolved songs are bright pop hooks, showing that other artists could compete with Doldrums, but they wouldn’t be able to keep up.” - DIY

“The album’s 10 tracks are an electronic counterculture update that proudly carries the scars of its disenchanted pioneers.” -
Consequence of Sound

“ In what little cracks are left between demolitions and Woodhead’s sly, zonked-out rambling, you can hear the clatter of live, room-recorded drums, endless effects trails, and hand-triggered samples lifted from God knows where. These are remnants of Doldrums’ writing process, and chances are that involves jamming on some heady grooves in a small, smokey room. It’s surprising how well all the ideas work together, no matter how cluttered and overstuffed “HOTFOOT” may sound, but Doldrums has specialized in conjuring the unexpected.”  [“HOTFOOT” / Track Review] - Pitchfork 
 
“The song hits hard, its skewed metropolitan pulse giving way to aggro percussive bass bursts that remind me of LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge.”  [“HOTFOOT” Track Review]  - Stereogum
 
”A master class in drone-y weirdness with a pop sensibility”  [“HOTFOOT” / Track Review] - COMPLEX
 
“‘Owes a little to ’90s electronica, and this one would probably sound right at home next to Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy.’” [“My Friend Simjen” / Track Review] - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“Densely packed with shifting layers of sound effects and heart-pounding sub-bass.” [“My Friend Simjen” / Track Review] - The Fader

”Top notch.” [“Loops” / Track Review] - NME
 
“A techno infused banger” [“Loops” /Track Review] - Clash
 
“‘A less chaotic preview of the album, with a giddy beat taking the reigns for Woodhead’s yearning voice” [“Loops” / Track Review]  - DIY
 
“A complex tapestry of house pop textures, with undulating synths tying themselves around a steady set of hi-hat-heavy beats.” [“Loops” / Track Review] - Exclaim!
 
Tour Dates:
Apr. 09 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz*
Apr. 15 - Boston, MA - Great Scott*
Apr. 17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
Apr. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right*
Apr. 19 - Washington, DC - DC9*
Apr. 21 - Atlanta, GA -  Aisle 5*
Apr. 24 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s*
Apr. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
May 04 - Seattle, WA - The Sunset*
May 05 - Portland, OR - Holocene*
May 08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
May 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
May 15 - Copenhagen, DK - Pop Revo Festival, Atlas
May 16 - Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival
May 19 - Lile, FR - La Peniche
May 20 - London, UK -  Electrowerkz
May 21 - Dublin, IE - Hidden Agenda @ Whelans
May 22 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
May 23 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
May 24 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
May 26 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
May 27 - Bruges, BE Cactus
May 28 - Amsterdam, NL - OT301
May 29 - Paris, FR - Le Pop Up du Label
May 30 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
Jun. 02 - Cologne, DE - Studio 672
Jun. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Volt
Jun. 04 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Jul. 11 - Antigonish, NS - Evolve Fest
Jul. 24 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Fest
Jul. 31 - Aug 2 - Sackville, NB - Sappyfest
* w/ Moon King