Lesser Evil

Doldrums - Lesser Evil
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Based on 17 reviews
2013 Ratings: #189 / 955
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Based on 51 ratings
2013 Ratings: #224
February 26, 2013 / Release Date
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The 405

Lesser Evil ultimately comprises a raw thrill that excites just as much as it challenges

Under The Radar

That's what's most captivating about Lesser Evil-the manner in which Woodhead conjures a frenzied world replete with regret, unrepentant pleasure, and a foreboding sense of losing it at any given moment.


These songs sound complex, but lyrically they're mostly about simple things that we fixate on when we're young: love, identity, escape.

Pretty Much Amazing

Doldrums’ ability to hop genres with ease, write catchy melodies, and–above all–sound like he’s having fun doing it renders his place unique in an overcrowded genre, and his debut a promising one. 


Like a good new party drug, ‘Lesser Evil’ finds a sweet spot more often than not if you let it.


In the wider picture, this may not make the impressive strides 'Visions' or Purity Ring's 'Shrines' did, but there's every chance 'Lesser Evil' can find an audience to smother it in all the affection it deserves. 

Tiny Mix Tapes

It’s true that Lesser Evil wanders around an uncompromising and dizzying array of (sometimes harsh, predominantly beautiful) sounds, but if one takes a step back and looks at what Airick Woodhead is doing, that’s the point.


Lesser Evil is not without its merits, and there’s something here for those willing to wade through the murk and warped, fractured imagination of Woodhead, and you may come to realize that he’s doing something truly challenging.

Very uninspird
Tom Simmons
Fav Tracks: Anomaly, Egypt, Holographic Sand Castles
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Anomaly
  3. She Is the Wave [ft. Guy Dallas]
  4. Sunrise
  5. Egypt
  6. Holographic Sandcastles [ft. Sami Nacomi]
  7. Singularity Acid Face
  8. Lesser Evil
  9. Golden Calf
  10. Lost in Everyone
  11. Painted Black
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Added on: February 7, 2013