We heard the first pieces of news about Odonis Odonis at the start of this summer, when FatCat announced the creation of subsidiary label Palmist Records. The Toronto band shared a 12” on the imprint with Lotus Plaza (Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt's solo project). This time it'll be the mother label, FatCat, that will release their debut album, “Hollandaze”, on the 15th of November. It is said that the seeds for the eleven tracks were planted in 2010, when band leader Dean Tzenos recorded almost 40 demo tracks in a few months, from which he chose a handful to work on properly in a studio in Vancouver. Tzenos sent the result to the people of FatCat, who “were instantly smitten by what we heard”. The label goes on to say that “Moulded at a young age by the sounds of indie, new wave and industrial mix-tapes passed on by Dean’s elder sisters, Odonis Odonis harkens back to the classic 80s sounds of the likes of The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Pixies, Big Black and The Cure, as well as further back to 60s garage and surf.” In spite of those words, the affair doesn't sound retro at all. As an appetiser, they bring us “Ledged Up”; a refreshing piece of garage surf meets post-punk, drenched in reverb.