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Doomsquad // Ice Storm (Live) & Apocalypso (Video)

DOOMSQUAD stopped by Exclaim!TV between tours to perform “Ice Storm”… #MUSTWATCH

+ “Apocalypso” premiered today on FLOOD Magazine (US) and Line of Best Fit (UK). The video is part 2 of director Chris Boni’s visual concept of Pageantry Suite. The limited edition vinyl is ALMOST SOLD OUT… get one of the few remaining copies HERE.

“an experimental dance group who utilize world music, repetition, and psychedelic flourishes to craft their brand of rhythmic trance tunes” ~ FLOOD Magazine

“The Owen Pallet endorsed group’s immersive blend of progressive beats and stoned psychedelia matched perfectly here as the video’s protagonist is caught up in a trance like state at a UFO convention” ~ LOBF

Doomsquad // Two-Way Mirror (VIDEO) Premiere

DOOMSQUAD “Two-Way Mirror” video premiere on HUH MAGAZINE (UK) + BROOKLYN VEGAN (US) + Q&A feature in THE WILD MAGAZINE (US) + a photoshoot with Brad Casey (above photo credit) with costumes made by Heather English.
PAGEANTRY SUITE limited blue vinyl shipping now via THE HDD STORE.


DOOMSQUAD play Prague CZ (06.10), NYC’s Northside Festival @ Rough Trade (06.13), and NXNE w/ ZOLA JESUS (06.17), before heading back on the “ZODIAC” summer tour with FUCKED UP. Dates listed below w/ more TBA.

*** WIN a pair of tickets to FUCKED UP / DOOMSQUAD @ The Wick NYC on June 26 via BROOKLYN VEGAN


DOOMSQUAD // Apocalypso + Ice Storm (BRBR session)

DOOMSQUAD perform “Apocalypso” at Candle Recording for BRBR French Canadian Television. DOOMSQUAD’S EP “Pageantry Suite” is available now on Limited Blue Vinyl (pre-order) and Premium Digital at HDD’s ONLINE STORE.

More festival dates added, including Northside Fest, Camp Wavelength, Incline/Decline, NXNE & more! Dates listed HERE.


DOOMSQUAD premiere “APOCALYPSO” on BROOKLYN VEGAN from PAGEANTRY SUITE EP. DIGITAL AVAILABLE NOW // Limited Blue Vinyl available June 16th via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/ROW) and Bella Union (UK/EU).



NEW DOOMSQUAD EP ~ Pagentry Suite will be released Digitally May 19th and on Limited Turquoise Vinyl June 16th via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN / ROW). Also pleased to announce that DOOMSQUAD have joined the incredible roster of BELLA UNION for the European and UK release.

“Two-Way Mirror” premiere stream on NOISEY (CAN) and CLASH (UK) ///

DOOMSQUAD will be on tour from May through August opening up for FUCKED UP as well as joining them on stage to make a 9 piece band performing songs from FUCKED UP’s complete ZODIAC series of 12″ musical scores. Visit FU’s website for more about the tour and the ZODIAC project:


DOOMSQUAD announce USA / Canada tour dates with Phèdre. Working their way up from New Mexico (where the band started preliminary work on a new full length), DOOMSQUAD are stopping by Austin’s SXSW Music Festival to play several shows with The POP Group, Will Butler and more! Look out for Spring tour dates, new music, and announcements to be made very soon…

2014 Year End Round Ups


“The ancient electronic sounds of Doomsquad are part new age, part experimental and entirely original. After releasing their 2014 debut, Kalaboogie, on Toronto’s Hand Drawn Dracula label, they’ve been building a slow and steady momentum. One day they will explode like 1,000 stars in the sky, and we’ll be there to say, “Told you so.”” ~ CBC Radio3
“A defiantly “album”-like album in an iPod era, Doomsquad’s full-length debut is a monument to bloodyminded strangeness: a free-flowing melange of creepy chants, druggy drones and lockstep beats that only truly betrays its greatness when consumed in a single, enchanting sitting.” ~ The Star

The 12 Most Underrated Canadian Albums of 2014 ~ CBC Radio3
Top 10 Albums of 2014 ~ The Star
Top Albums of the Year 2014 ~ Redefine Magazine
#1 of Top 30 Albums of 2014 ~ NOTED UK
Top 10 Toronto Albums ~ BlogTO
Top 25 Albums of 2014 ~ Silent Shout
2014 Album of the Year ~ Quick Before It Melts
2014 Top 20 Canadian Albums ~ Ride The Tempo
2014 Top 14 Canadian Albums ~ Photogmusic
2014 Favourite Albums ~ Culture Addicts
2014 Album of the Year ~ Telescope Media
2014 Top Ten Albums ~ Grayowl Point

Top 10 Music Videos ~ Disremember/Dismemberment ~ Silent Shout
Top 10 Album Covers ~ Kalaboogie ~ Silent Shout
100 Essential Canadian Songs from 2014 ~ Head Spirit (Four our Mechanical Time) ~ Wavelength


“the Halifax duo washes over you with a sound rich with texture and reverb ~ buzzing with garage-rock energy and layered with a California fuzz so warm that if you just rolled down the window, you could almost taste the salty air.” ~ CBC Radio3

#25 of 30 Best Canadian Albums of 2014 ~ CBC Radio3
Top 10 Albums of 2014 ~ The Star
Top 10 “Canada Rocks” of 2014 – Weaves’ List ~ Brooklyn Vegan
SUB POP Staff & Artists Best of 2014 ~ SUB POP
Le Top 2014 ~ BRBR
Top 20 Albums of 2014 ~ The Coast
FWBA Best of 2014 ~ Friends With Both Arms
NMC Staff Pick Top 10s of 2014 ~ National Music Center
2014 Albums of the Year ~ Telescope Media
2014 Albums of the Year Staff Picks ~ The Indie Blender
Best of 2014 ~ Stylus Magazine
2014 Albums of The Year ~ The Newspaper
2014 Top 14 Canadian Albums ~ Photogmusic
2014 Top 20 Canadian Albums ~ Ride The Tempo
Albums and Songs of 2014 – Dan Mangan’s List ~ Drowned In Sound
2014 Staff Picks ~ The Record Exchange

“Drawing on all the right influences, yet still maintaining originality, Wish are a tasteful band and one to look out for in 2015.”
~ The 12 Most Underrated Canadian Albums of 2014 ~ CBC Radio3
#90 of Top 100 Canadian Songs of 2014 ~ CBC Radio 3





DOOMSQUAD‘s latest release, Kalaboogie Twice Me, is an EP of remixed tracks from their critically acclaimed debut, and was curated by DOOMSQUAD to represent and unite the electronic music scenes in Canada’s three largest cities. The EP features remixes by nationally established producers in Vancouver (Slade Robbie of Humans), Toronto (Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck / Etiquette, Lee Paradise of Phedre / Hooded Fang, & the powerhouse production team at Polyphasic Studios), and Montreal (Sibian & Faun).

Most recently, DOOMSQUAD contributed their version of Timber Timbre’s “Curtains?!,” to the remix package released by Arts & Crafts last week, after having performed at CMJ in New York the previous week. With no signs of slowing down, DOOMSQUAD offer this selection of free remixes before their performances throughout November with Gazelle Twin in Toronto, M for Montreal, and opening dates for Tanya Tagaq.

Nov. 6 – Toronto @ The Great Hall *
Nov. 7 – Ottawa @ National Arts Center *
Nov. 8 – Montreal @ Phi Theatre *
Nov. 13 – London @ Aeolian Hall *
Nov. 21 – Toronto @ Tattoo ^^
Nov. 22 – Montreal – M For Montreal @ Divan Orange ^^
* supporting Tanya Tagaq
^^ supporting Gazelle Twin

Doomsquad // Acoustic Performance

DOOMSQUAD aren’t exactly what you’d call a “sunny” band, nor would it seem their looping, ritualistic electro-rock would lend itself to an acoustic daytime park set, surrounded by PBR cans and keffiyeh dogs. So when we saw the Montreal/Toronto “dark new age” trio on the schedule for the Live in Bellwoods: Great Heart Festival (which we called one of the best unofficial NXNE shows of 2014), it was easy to wonder, well, how?

Now that this live video has surfaced we know the answer: with the help of droning cellos, singing saws, and the robust, operatic vocals of Petra Glynt. You couldn’t call this “stripped-down”; in fact, the band is almost twice as big. By extending their membership policy beyond the Blumas family, the band have managed to deliver a different flavour of DOOMSQUAD, albeit one for whom the end greeting of “happy summer solstice” still sounds natural.” ~ CHARTATTACK


DOOMSQUAD ended their US tour this past May with a visit to DAYTROTTER, Rock Island IL, to record a live studio session including “Waka Waka”, “Kalaboogie”, and “Born From The Marriage of the Moon and a Crocodile”. You can listen to the DAYTROTTER SESSION HERE. Currently on tour in the UK/EU, Doomsquad’s shows are meeting with much anticipation following their stellar performances at Brighton UK’s The Great Escape Music Festival… more show announcements soon!

Doomsquad – Head Spirit (For Our Mechanical Time)

DOOMSQUAD premiered “a Dada-inspired video” for Head Spirit (For Our Mechanical Time), directed by Trevor Blumas, on UK’s The Line of Best Fit. Kalaboogie is available now in a limited run of coloured vinyl in Orange Haze via The HDD Store.

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