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Dark new agers DOOMSQUAD re-code the electronic music narrative with a more worldly and cosmological presence than the genre would normally dictate. Their songs are rich in variance and full of vividness, spanning across their entire debut LP Kalaboogie. Drawing in guitar, flute, percussion and synth, the Montreal and Toronto-based siblings Allie, Jaclyn and Trevor Blumas act as aural anthropologists, teaming relics of cross cultural traditions like chanting and repetition over seismic ripples of deep bass. Doomsquad’s mixing of influences leaves you feeling awakened.
Doomsquad EP released this summer via Artifiacial Records / Hand Drawn Dracula.
Doomsquad debut full-length released this fall via Hand Drawn Dracula.
”The UK has a touch of jet-lag on being up-to-date with Canadian trip-merchants DOOMSQUAD, think The XX and Mezzanine-era Massive Attack forming a supergroup. It’s worth checking out.” ~ Spindle Magazine, UK
“Band to watch” New Artist Spotlight ~ NXNE 2012
“Chanting mystics from Montréal’s Doom Squad; beautiful slow-motion satori which should last for days further than its 273 seconds”
~ No Pain In Pop
“If the tribes of the Serengeti were given computers & synthesizers to record its music, it would have the sound of Doom Squad”
“The songs on their latest, Land O’ The Silver Birch, start by introducing lush ambient vibes, immediately followed up by distant echoing vocals, spiritual proclamations, and trippy, glitched out production.” ~ DIAMOND A/T/L/A/S
“Excellent ghostly pop music suitable for your next mysterious ritual.” ~ Silent Shout
“Toronto/Montreal’s Doom Squad fall somewhere between modern occult-worshiping witch house and the spiritual indie music that might do well in, say, Portland. They have an art-school vibe to them, not unlike fellow Montreallers Yamataka//Sonic Titan.” ~ Resoncity
“This Toronto/Montreal duo makes experimental indie sounds that could have been concocted by a mad scientist with an unbelievable taste in music. It’s dark, it’s hypnotic, it’s captivating, and it’s unlike anything else I am listening to right now.” ~ Two Way Monologues
via Artificial Records / Hand Drawn Dracula
1. Born from the Marriage
of the Moon & a Crocodile
2. Eternal Return
3. Riders on the Storm
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DOOMSQUAD Kalaboogie LP
via Hand Drawn Dracula
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