“Needs” by Odonis Odonis

"Needs" by Odonis Odonis is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.'

Odonis Odonis recently announced their return with new album Post Plague out June 17th on felte. The band have also shared the industrial synth heavy track “Needs.”

Odonis Odonis on “Needs”: “‘Needs’ is the song that caused our band to snap, let go of the past and progress as something new. The world is quickly becoming a cold place to live. Narcissism has reached an all time high. This song confronts this new climate. How far are you willing to go at someone else’s expense? When communication is no longer face to face it gets easier to step on people on the way to the top.”

The band’s latest release Post Plague, delivers a blend of industrial and electronica. 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.

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 fucked up place in time as we have so many new worlds possible at once.

Odonis Odonis
Post Plague
felte (US and Worldwide)
Telephone Explosion (CA)
June 17, 2016

1 – Fearless
2 – Needs
3 – Thats How It Goes
4 – Nervous
5 – BLTZ
6 – Pencils
7 – Game
8 – Vanta Black
9 – Betrayal
10 – Lust