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Former noise-rockers Odonis Odonis go full-on 90s industrial on No Pop

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When Toronto trio Odonis Odonis emerged with their 2011 debut LP, Hollandaze—a blast of fried, buzz-sawed Jesus-and-Mary-Chain-worshipping surfgaze—their harsh, distortion-drenched punk fit in nicely with the city’s thriving noise-rock explosion, which brought the world bands such as Metz and Greys. If you had told me then that by 2017 the guys in Odonis Odonis would release an album of full-on industrial dance music, I’d have been quite surprised. But here we are: on last year’s No Pop (Felte), Odonis Odonis show they’ve become experts in the genre. Driven entirely by pounding drum machines, creepy samplers, and devastatingly heavy synths, No Pop is full of songs that add complex rhythms and dank, eerie moods to four-on-the-floor industrial beats. Despite those intricate leanings, my favorite parts of No Pop are when the band goes for it in the most straightforward way, channeling 90s pop-industrial greats (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and adding huge hooks and a dose of silly sass to their electronic darkness.   v

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