News

Listen: Doldrums – “Gerbil”

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare out now on Sub Pop

Mar 14, 2016

Last year Doldrums, Canadian experimental pop producer and Grimes collaborator , released his album The Air-Conditioned Nightmare on Sub Pop. Now he's shared a new track called “Gerbil," an instrumental that scurries along frantically. More

Listen: Doldrums - “Loops”

The Air Conditioned Nightmare Out Via Sub Pop April 7

Mar 04, 2015

Doldrums has just released a new track, "Loops" off of their forthcoming album The Air Conditioned Nightmare (due on Sub Pop April 7). The song has been described as very busy and chaotic, and yet it still meshes together rather harmoniously. More

Listen: Doldrums – “A Very Doldrums Christmas” Mixtape

Getting into the Spirit of the Season

Dec 12, 2013

Be honest: have you caught yourself singing “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas?” (Guilty as charged.) Well, just in case you’ve been getting your Grinch on, Doldrums is riding to the rescue with his new mixtape, A Very Doldrums Christmas. More

Sep 10, 2013

Doldrums, the electronic-based musical project of Canadian native Airick Woodhead, has announced plans for a North American tour opening for Sleigh Bells. More

Apr 11, 2013

Playing a bit like 400 Blows directed by Richard Avedon’s, Doldrums’ video for Lesser Evil cut “Lost in Everyone” is all stark images and teenage alienation.  More

Premiere: Doldrums Mixtape

Set to Play The First Day of Under the Radar’s SXSW Parties

Mar 11, 2013

Ahead of our three free SXSW day parties, we asked a few of the bands performing to participate in our mixtape project. One brave soul who was game to play along with Doldrums’ Airick Woodhead.  More

Doldrums – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's First SXSW 2013 Party, Wednesday, March 13 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2013

On March 13 Under the Radar will host the first of three free day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Doldrums. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties Featuring Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small Black, and more

Also Performing: Shout Out Louds, Foxygen, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Young Galaxy, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more

Mar 06, 2013

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2013 day parties, taking place on Wednesday March 13, Thursday March 14, and Friday March 15. Featured performers include Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small BlackShout Out LoudsFoxygenPoolside, Young Galaxy, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more. More

Doldrums Announces New LP

Lesser Evil Out Feb. 26

Nov 07, 2012

Canadian pop experimentalist and former Grimes touring partner Airick Woodhead, otherwise known as Doldrums, has announced the forthcoming release of his latest album Lesser Evil. More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Doldrums

Airick Woodhead on 2015's Best Albums, Music Streaming, Pop vs. Indie, Star Wars, and Getting Fired

Feb 08, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Airick Woodhead, who records as Doldrums. Doldrums' most recent album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, was released last April via Sub Pop. More


Reviews

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

Sub Pop

Apr 14, 2015

Doldrums are admirable for, if nothing else, a sincere striving. Airick Woodhead is Doldrums, and if at 25 years of age he's not yet setting the world on fire, he's certainly laying down some intriguing kindling. More

Lesser Evil

Lesser Evil

ARBUTUS

Feb 26, 2013

Doldrums, aka Airick Woodhead, is the Canadian's first project since the late '00s, when he fronted The Hidden Cameras-championed indie pop act Spiral Beach. That band, despite their riotous, anything-goes live shows, were downright conventional in comparison to Doldrums. More