Doom Flamingo, the hard-hitting sythwave rock band which emerged out of Charleston, SC in 2018, has finally released their debut album in the form of a five-track EP that arrived on Friday. Simply titled, Doom, the album was released on Umphrey’s McGee‘s label, Nothing Too Fancy Music, and was produced by the band’s live sound engineer Matt Zutell.
Since forming in 2018, the rock band–which includes Umphrey’s bassist Ryan Stasik in addition to stand-out vocalist Kanika Moore–has released a number of stand-alone singles, including “Telepathy”, “Somebody”, “F-16”, and a cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. None of which ended up on Doom, which carries its own horror-inspired themes and creative elements, as the band mentions in a statement:
We set out to make something purely conceptual. We wanted to write outside of ourselves and into our favorite books, movies, guilty pleasures and imaginations that lean toward the mysterious and macabre. Horror is often looked at as a cheap-thrill genre, but isn’t it also an exploration into our innate fears as humans? Without Science Fiction, we might not have many of the devices we use every day. It is also fun, and we’re very much about that as well.
Stream the new EP in full below.
Doom Flamingo – Doom
With no public performances planned for the coming months in support of the album, the band is exploring other ways to continue connecting with their growing fanbase. In addition to their online auction initiative for one-off merch items celebrating each of the individual tracks on Doom, the band is also planning the forthcoming release of their own hard-copy, 30-page comic book.