The Skinny: Today Toronto’s Odonis Odonis release their latest single “Are We Friends.” The song, already a staple of their live shows, is a continuation of the blistering fury loosed on the public earlier this year in the form of the Better EP. Stream the track just below. “Are We Friends” is the next step for the band, following the release of their Better EP, which came out in April 2013 via Buzz Records.
Though they’re known for sinuous surf riffs, those tides are tamed for now, exposing the band at their most elemental: insistent industrial rhythms and noise. The song begins calmly enough, but waves of panic peak and break each time Dean Tzenos sings the refrain. His voice becomes exceedingly frantic as his prospects grow more and more dim – his questioning never gets an answer, save for the weight of what’s left unsaid.