“Disremember/Dismemberment is all about the rhythm and beat. What is revealed? Unveiled? While at the same moment, to indulge in rhythm, to feast on it, to isolate on insulate, while heading to new places that are brand new.” ~ Scion
DOOMSQUAD debut the down-tempo industrial track “Disremember/Dismemberment” over at Noisey and announce the release of their debut album Kalaboogie February 25 via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/USA) & No Pain In Pop (UK/EU). PRE-ORDERS for the light haze coloured vinyl are open now in our HDD STORE.
“music that actually rules – a swirling, haunting track that feels like October” ~ Noisey
Last winter, two monthly events took Toronto by storm, drawing sold out crowds and incredible artists. One was AGO First Thursdays, a monthly celebration of music, art, and culture that opened up the doors to Toronto’s most prestigious art museum to throngs of new audiences. The other was Long Winter, a monthly event at The Great Hall that featured the city’s most cutting-edge independent and underground musicians, artists, performers, and DJs. For one night only, on January 2, the two events merge for AGO First Thursdays: Long Winter Takeover.
The 5th floor of the AGO’s contemporary tower will turn into a music and installation space, featuring performances by Snowblink and Doomsquad w/ Not The Wind Not The Flag, and immersive installations by Paul Kneale, Tough Guy Mountain, and Anni Spadafora. Plus, a conversation with artists Shary Boyle, Vanessa Dunn, Petra Collins and Aminah Sheikh, presented by After School and Hazlitt.
Meanwhile, in Galleria Italia, DJ Stelmanis (Katie Stelmanis of Austra) will spin. In the Atrium, Dangling Participle, presented by Kate Young, Adam Terejko, Dan Thornhill, Robin Clason, Cell Memory, and Processor, will create an interactive video portrait installation with a live soundtrack. And Isla Craig and Henri Fabergé will offer pop-up performances around the galleries. Plus enjoy a Moroccan menu, cash bars around the Gallery and more!
A First Thursday like no other – don’t miss it!
Music by Snowblink, Doomsquad & much MORE
DOOMSQUAD release a new video for “Ovoo” and the digital single “Ovoo / The Cools” via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/US/World) and No Pain In Pop (EU/UK). The trio begin their mini tour of EU/UK with No Joy, Jessy Lanza, and Dead Gaze this week. The video was directed by Chris Boni and the single features art by Randy Grskovic.
Premiered: Line of Best Fit (UK) // Featured: MTV (DE), Spindle Mag (UK), Subbacultcha (NE), Indienative (JP), Warszawa (JP), Hartzine (FR), Rock Club (UK), Sonic More, QBIM, Silent Shout, BlogTO, Chartattack, Exclaim! Magazine, Impose Magazine (US), Notes from Left of the Dial (US), No Fear of Pop (DE)
Stream ‘The Cools’: BBC Radio 6 (UK)
Paris – Dec 3rd - Facebook
Amsterdam – Dec 4th w/ Jessy Lanza - facebook
London – Dec 5th w/ Dead Gaze - facebook
DOOMSQUAD release a hypnotic new video for “Eternal Return” from their Artificial EP and their upcoming HDD full-length debut. Director Steve Reaume created the video “using his own algorithm that visually interprets the song mathematically. This results in a unique formation of blurred, grainy lines, slowly moving in kaleidoscope vision, triggering swift, paralyzing light as they begin to form more detailed objects ~ find yourself lost between their spiritual forces and a wicked video that matches the vibe perfectly.” (via Portals)
Doomsquad will be touring Eastern Canada with HSY this September/October, followed by a tour of the UK/EU in November.
“DOOMSQUAD, the mysterious Toronto/Montreal-based sibling trio, have been crafting eerie electronica for several years, and recently signed to Hand Drawn Dracula / Artificial in order to spread their tunes to parts unknown.
To celebrate their new signing, we met with them in their basement, which conveniently doubles as a studio, for a performance of “Oovo,” off their as-yet-unannounced debut LP, tentatively titled Kalaboogie. The haunting track features chilling harmonies, a pulsing electronic beat, and a recorder solo.” ~ Exclaim