Dalek, Odonis Odonis
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Nicholas Andrew Sadler
Samuel Moorehouse Walker
Daughters is an American rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. Formed in 2002 after the break-up of As the Sun Sets. The band's current line-up consists of vocalist Alexis Marshall, drummer Jon Syverson, guitarist Nicholas Andrew Sadler and bassist Samuel Moorehouse Walker.
Hailed by critics as risk takers and pioneers for a new generation of hip-hop. Dälek have returned with their signature mind numbing, genre bending blend of beats, noise, and lyricism with MC dälek, DJ rEk on turntables, and Mike Manteca on samplers & effects.
Their incredible back catalogue consists of numerous ground breaking records: Gutter Tactics (2009), Abandoned Language (2007), Absence (2005), ...From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots (2002) – all released on Ipecac Recordings, Negro Necro Nekros (1998) released on Gern Blandsten, and successful studio & live collaborations with Young Gods, Techno Animal, Faust, KID 606, Zu, and Velma.
Touring extensively for over a decade, Dälek have sonically abused the masses at some of the biggest Music Festivals: Eurockéennes, Dour, Roskilde, Asymmetry, Iceland Airwaves, Massive Attack's Meltdown Festival and ATP ... just to name a few, and have shared stages with influential artists such as KRS One, Tomahawk, The Melvins, TOOL, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Gaslamp Killer, Earth, Flying Lotus, The Bug, Mastodon, and Fantomas.
Live, their shows are an intense event that often end in a shoved mic stand and sonically assaultive layers of sound. Always original, Dälek stuns crowds and will blow you away with their words and music. Witnessing Dälek live is like coming face to face with the bastard child of Public Enemy and My Bloody Valentine. An amalgamation of the heaviest noise that the Velvet Underground or Merzbow ever unleashed and the knowledge spit by the likes of Rakim, that leaves you in a trance and sends shivers down your spine from the haunting beats intertwined with ambient textures and noise-scapes, that are carried by a powerful raw flow from one of the most charismatic MC's of his, or any era.
Toronto underground staple Odonis Odonis broke out in 2011 with their scrappy, blown out debut, Hollandaze. The dynamic trio instantly began turning heads with their signature "industrial surfgaze" sound. On their Polaris Prize nominated follow up, Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, Odonis Odonis masterfully crafted a sonically divergent record that pushed their sound into new territory.
Odonis Odonis' latest epic, Post Plague, delivers a powerful blend of industrial, electronic and SciFi. Odonis Odonis' post-apocalyptic anthems construct scenes of sci-fi horror and saturate them with industrial strength synth beats. Dean Tzenos' vocals sit clear and upfront, delivered with a foreboding intensity accented by his synth motifs and soundscapes. Denholm Whale's carefully crafted bass figures / electronic percussions are strategically placed like demolition charges throughout the sonic foundations of each track that Jarod Gibson, like some futurist architect, constructs. On Post Plague, Odonis Odonis delivers the kind of hypnotic, pulsing destruction that you can't wipe away.
Post Plague inhabits that impending reality of synthetic experience which forces us to realize what we are: vulnerable, frantic creatures yearning for an authentic present / future. Jeff Goldblum, in the acclaimed motion picture The Fly, reminds us that we must take a "deep penetrating dive into the plasma pool," and take stock of ourselves before we lose something profound. Something that may be necessary to ward off a pending anthropogenic apocalypse. Recognize and take pleasure in our messed up place in time as we have so many new worlds possible at once.