Charlotte, NC hardcore act, Oddczar, are heading out on a short July run with Kato in support of their debut 12″, One Word. The album is currently available for a $2 download on Bandcamp. Oddczar’s brand of hardcore is recommended for fans of Touché Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Taken and Saetia. The album is a split release between Bitter Melody Records and Self Aware Records and the LP is limited to 300 copies on random colored vinyl.
There is something to be said about the originality and depth that can spring forth from innocence. Certainly youth can be seen as a blessing or curse when it comes to music. But, for Charlotte, NC hardcore act, Oddczar, there is something remarkably refreshing about their debut full-length, One Word While it is somewhat undefinable, where other bands seem content to follow in the footsteps of their influences, Oddczar feels noticeably different in that regard. You get the feeling Oddczar are trying to sound like no one but themselves and that simplicity (perhaps even naivety) is invigorating for a change.
The youthful passion that drips from One Word is spell-binding. Perhaps it is the heart-firmly-on-sleeve lyrical exorcism that checks your jaded cynicisms at the door and reassures you that drinking from the fountain of youth can in fact be rejuvenating. Or maybe it is the passionate music, echoing the schizophrenic nature of our times. There is a strange melodic underbelly to Oddczar’s madness that breathes you in amidst all the chaos. Simply put, there is no way not to feel these songs. One Word echoes how a personal relationship can mirror the uncertainty and anger of life itself. But there is a cathartic nature to the band as well. Oddczar prove that from the pain and uncertainty of youth can come a deeper clarity. One Word serves as a fitting reminder that age is only a number defined by oneself.
JUL 01 – Richmond, VA @ The Spider Fortress
JUL 02 – Trenton, NJ @ The Meat Locker
JUL 03 – Altoona, PA @ Eddie’s Garage
JUL 04 – Cleveland, OH @ TBA
JUL 05 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit
JUL 06 – Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
JUL 07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Wonderoot