And extends tour with Fucked Up
‘Pageantry Suite’ EP out now via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN / ROW)
and Bella Union (UK / EU)
|Toronto-based trio DOOMSQUAD’s latest musical offering the “Pagentry Suite” EP is out now via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN / ROW) and Bella Union (EURO/UK).
Today the group shares the second part of a two-part video series that spans two singles on the EP. Directed by Chris Boni, the video examines the conceptual duality between alien and human. Watch the video for “Apocalypso” over at FLOOD Magazine. Stream part one of the video series here.
DOOMSQUAD is currently on tour 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 http://fuckedup.cc/the-zodiac-tour for more about the tour and the ZODIAC project.
DOOMSQUAD is made up of siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas. The trio create experimental dance music that’s heavily indebted to trance and psychedelia. As interdisciplinary artists, the band brings a wide range of influences to bear throughout their work. From far-reaching global beats to the sounds of their local community, it’s all thoughtfully curated and channeled into a project of immersion and unity. The result is a mesmerizing sonic landscape of dynamic repetition. DOOMSQUAD constructs a contemplative space for deep listening, within the music and within yourself.
‘Pageantry Suite’ is a collaborative project between DOOMSQUAD and Toronto visual artist & filmmaker Chris Boni. This EP offers a call and response between its musical content – a two-part dance suite and a bonus track – and its visual content: the album cover and the Suite’s two accompanying videos. Deploying methods of subversion by hijacking certain pop conventions, DOOMSQUAD plays on notions of accessibility and nostalgia to deliver biting cultural criticisms in a pretty package.
08/01 Meaford ON : Electric Eclectics #
08/13 Sudbury ON : Up Fest w/ Tanya Tagaq
08/17 Los Angeles CA : Teragram Ballroom *
08/18 Santa Cruz CA : Catalyst *
08/19 San Francisco CA : The Independent *
08/22 Vancouver BC : Wise Hall *
08/23 Seattle WA : Chop Suey *
08/28 Toronto ON : Camp Wavelength ^
09/18 Brantford ON : Snoozzze Fest @
* = w/ Fucked Up
# = w/ Nihilist Spasm Band, Mykki Blanco, Silver Apples
^ = w/ w/ Etiquette, Weather Station, Do Make Say Think
@ = w/ w/ Petra Glynt
[Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN / ROW) and Bella Union (UK / EU)]
Release Date: May 19, 2015
1. Two-Way Mirror
3. Ice Storm
4. Two-Way Mirror (Instrumental)
5. Apocalypso (Instrumental)