Published Jul 13, 2015DOOMSQUAD is a Toronto-based experimental trio formed by Trevor, Jaclyn and Allie Blumas. Self-described as less of a band than an "art project," their musical creations tend to veer to the abstract, psychedelic and ominous. The group released Pageantry Suite on May 19, which will be sampled as they play dates across North America this summer.
Before hitting the road, DOOMSQUAD met us at Toronto's Century Drum Shop to perform "Ice Storm" for Exclaim! TV. We were captivated for the entirety of the evolving nine-minute composition.
A pulsing drum and droning synth ease the listener into hypnosis, until the vocals drift in; then, piercing woodwind leads into a danceable beat. The set is a psychedelic-disco, increasing in intensity until the familiar drum pulse signifies the end. Find DOOMSQUAD's touring schedule below.
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Kyle Laurin
Audio by Kyle Laurin
Assisted by Scott Campbell
Filmed at Century Drum Shop in Toronto, Canada
Exclaim! TV uses
08/01 Meaford, ON - Electic Eclectics
08/13 Sudbury, ON - Up Fest
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
* with Fucked Up