with DOOMSQUAD, Death Hags and Zones
From the Promoter
of Montreal is a band from Athens, GA.
The band’s recorded material can be divided into two distinct periods. Their early work focused on 60s-tinged pop and psychedelic elements channeled through the prism of Kevin Barnes’s unique lyricism. In more recent years of Montreal's style changed to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Prince and David Bowie.
Dark new agers DOOMSQUAD re-code the electronic music narrative with a more worldly and cosmological presence than the genre would normally dictate. Their songs are rich in variance and full of vividness, spanning across their entire debut LP Kalaboogie . Drawing in guitar, flute, percussion and synth, the Montreal and Toronto-based siblings Allie, Jaclyn and Trevor Blumas act as aural anthropologists, teaming relics of cross cultural traditions like chanting and repetition over seismic ripples of deep bass. Doomsquad's mixing of influences leaves you feeling awakened.
Release date: February 25th 2014
via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/USA/World) & No Pain In Pop (UK/EU)
"Think The XX and Mezzanine-era Massive Attack forming a supergroup" ~ Spindle Mag (UK)
"Doomsquad is an example of a group that has the potential to defy stereotypes – Put it this way: the urban jungle would be nowhere without the witchy woods to daydream about." ~ Impose Magazine (US)
"Doomsquad lays out a cacophonous blueprint of densely layered instrumentation and dreamlike cadences that draw you in"
~ Notes from Left of the Dial (US)
"If the tribes of the Serengeti were given computers & synthesizers to record its music, it would have the sound of Doomsquad"
"The songs on their latest, Land O' The Silver Birch, start by introducing lush ambient vibes, immediately followed up by distant echoing vocals, spiritual proclamations, and trippy, glitched out production." ~ DIAMOND A/T/L/A/S
"Toronto/Montreal's Doom Squad fall somewhere between modern occult-worshiping witch house and the spiritual indie music that might do well in, say, Portland. They have an art-school vibe to them, not unlike fellow Montrealers Yamataka//Sonic Titan." ~ Resoncity