Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Fiery Toronto rockers Odonis Odonis led up to this new album with two strong singles, "New Obsession" and "Angus Mountain", and there's no drop-off in quality on Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled, released exactly a year after a well-received EP. As the title indicates, it showcases the hard and soft sides of the OO sound, one rooted in '80s post-punk, industrial and shoegaze styles. The songs were spawned by mainman Dean Tzenos at the same time as those appearing on 2011's Hollandaze, but cuts like "Mr. Smith" and "Order In The Court" sure stand the test of time. The group is fuelling an international buzz by touring the U.S. and Europe over the next month, and will play NXNE in June.