Based out of Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC, the sibling trio of Alie, Jaclyn, and Trevor Blumas perform under the band name of Doomsquad, an appropriate name for an act that specializes in a unique brand of down tempo electronica — they use almost ritualistic-seeming chanting and repetition, guitar, flute and synth over stark, minimalist beats evokes an uneasy, deeply anxious tension that ripples and undulates towards the listener. And it’s the sort of tension that would likely happen when an ancient culture or tradition finds itself colliding against modern life, while evoking the sort of music you’d expect to hear right after the collapse of civilization as we know it. As you’ll listen to a track such as “Disremember/Dismemberment,” the first single off the band’s debut effort Kalaboogie which Hand Drawn Dracula Records released back in February, it may bring to mind something profoundly literary – T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men,“ because of it’s gloomy, post-apocalytpic yet danceable feel.
The recently released official video, which may be somewhat NSFW has a nude man with some highly expressive dance moves, evoking some ancient, mythical story to the song but it also manages to evoke a certain level of lunacy, perhaps because the man is dancing in front of a full moon backdrop.