DOOMSQUAD prep new LP, touring, playing SXSW (watch the “General Hum” video)
Canadian art-dance cross-pollinators DOOMSQUAD are back with Let Yourself Be Seen, their first record in three years, on May 10 via Bella Union. The first single from the record is “General Hum,” a dose of funky futurism that is part Talking Heads, part Will Powers, with dollops of ’90s house and early-’00s dancerock. The music video, directed by Zak Tatham, is literally head expanding, with all three members of the group existing in one entity. The band explain:
We wanted to expand further on the idea of a post-identity hybrid-corporeality sense of oneness which we allude to in the album cover photo, and is mutually experienced by many in the nocturnal hours on a dance floor. Riffing on the source of much of our creative power: our siblinghood, and seeing how we could push that creative power further, we envisioned a state where we could go beyond the liminalities imposed by our bodies, genders, and senses of self. This state, or future form, (actually it’s quite archaic) is a merging of our beings into an all-powerful super body. It’s bare and vulnerable, with its mechanisms exposed for all to see, yet is perfectly suited for the world today; in its multi-faceted communal nature, it’s strong enough to take on all forces. Let Yourself Be Seen!
It’s a pretty amazing video for a pretty great song and it premieres in this post. Watch that, and check out album art and tracklist, below.
DOOMSQUAD will be in Austin next month for SXSW, playing the Bella Union showcase on 3/14 and other shows, and they’ll also play a Bella Union show in Denton, TX on March 17. They’ve also got UK and European shows in July — all dates are listed below.
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Let Yourself Be Seen tracklist:
2. General Hum
4. Let It Go
6. Spandrel II
7. Dorian’s Closet
8. Let Yourself Be Seen
9. The Last Two Palm Trees In LA
10. Weather Patterns
DOOMSQUAD – 2019 Tour Dates
14 March – SXSW, Austin, TX – Bella Union Showcase – Palm Door on Sabine (11PM)
15 March – SXSW, Austin, TX – ATC Party – Hotel Vegas
17 March – Denton, TX – Bella Union showcase – Andy’s Bar
21 May – Rough Trade, Bristol
23 May – The Victoria, London
24 May – Sea Change Festival, Totnes
28 May – Berlin, Internet Explorer