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 first part of a two-part video series that spans two singles on the EP. Directed by Chris Boni, the video follows the escalating duties of a Roswell tour guide. Stream the video for “Two-Way Mirror“ over at WILD Magazine.
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.
06.13 Brooklyn NY : Northside Festival @ Rough Trade ~
06.17 Toronto ON : NXNE Lee’s Palace %
06.20 Toronto ON : NXNE The Garrison
06.26 New York NY : The Wick *
06.27 Jersey City NJ : Monty Hall *
06.28 Philadelphia PA : International House Philadelphia *
06.29 Washington DC : Howard Theater *
07.01 Savannah GA : Southern Pine Company *
07.02 Atlanta GA : Eyedrum Gallery *
07.03 Birmingham AL : Saturn *
07.05 Nashville TN : Third Man *
07.06 Chicago IL : The Garfield Park Conservatory *
08.01 Meaford ON : Electric Eclectics Festival
08.13 Meaford ON : Electric Eclectics Festival
08.13 Sudbury ON : Up Fest
09.18 Brantford ON : Snoozzze Fest
* = w/ Fucked Up
~ = w/ PINS
% = w/ Zola Jesus
[Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN / ROW) and Bella Union (UK / EU)]