Posts tagged: doomsquad



9/10 “psych-heavy meditations” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

NNNN “The Toronto trio’s idiosyncratic blend of psychedelic rock, techno, industrial,
New Age and cosmic folk has solidified into a sound that’s unmistakably their own” ~ NOW MAGAZINE

ALBUM OF THE DAY // May 4th 2016 ~ BBC RADIO 6 (UK)

#3 National Electronic Chart ~ Earshot Magazine (CAN)

#2 most added album CMJ National Radio (USA)


Doomsquad // Pyramids on Mars (Video)

With the release of Total Time just a few weeks away, DOOMSQUAD have today unveiled a visually arresting and suitably psychedelic video for current single ‘Pyramids On Mars’. Co-directed by Ghostprom and Trevor Blumas for PORCH, ‘Pyramids On Mars’ is shot in a dreamlike desert landscape: “The video is about the cyclical nature of time in correlation with memory, biology and the environment”, say Doomsquad. “It examines the polarities of drought and abundance, barrenness and vitality, male and female, singularly and plurality through a psychic quagmire of astral dust and mirrors.”

Pre-order Total Time vinyl here from Hand Drawn Dracula and here from iTunes.

The band will be celebrating the album’s release in Toronto on May 14th at The Smiling Buddha while debuting their new live lineup featuring Josh & Jesse Hasko (NYC).

Doomsquad // Pyramids On Mars (stream) via The Fader

DOOMSQUAD Pyramids On Mars premiere stream via THE FADER  //  EXCLAIM! + BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Not your average family band – “Pyramids On Mars” is filled with echoey effects, rapid-fire percussion, and a warbling, ominous bass synth melody—the hallmarks of quirky sci-fi sonics.” ~ THE FADER

Check out the band’s creepy new website,, and tour dates below. Total Time is out April 29 on Bella Union in the U.S. and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada. /// PRE-ORDER NOW via iTunes or HDD Store.


Doomsquad “Solar Ass” premiere stream via Noisey

DOOMSQUAD premiere “Solar Ass” via Noisey (Canada, France, Italy, UK, USA) from their second full length album, Total Time, out April 29th 2016 on Bella Union / Hand Drawn Dracula.

“unearthly meditative dance track features desonant vocalization and techno loops that hang on the strand of buzzing bass lines and collection of drums that create an intoxicating loop of atmopsheric immersion” ~ NOISEY (CAN) / NOISEY (FR) / NOISEY (IT)

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

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