Montreal’s Airick Woodhead, a/k/a Doldrums, released one of the most interesting DIY-spirited electronic pop albums of 2013 so far, Lesser Evil, an 11-track collection inspired in equal parts by experimental noise and his ear for addictive warped melodies. The record floats from explosive bass-centric moments like “She Is the Wave” to the more tempered ethereal falsetto of “Sunrise” and intricate percussion of “Holography Sandcastles.” It’s out via Arbutus Records, the label currently at the center of Canada’s vibrant avant-pop community; Woodhead plays songs from the record in New York tonight.
Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., 2013
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