Doom Flamingo has released Flamingo, a new EP intended to serve as the “alter ego” to the Charleston, SC outfit’s 2020 release, Doom.
The sextet, which is fronted by dynamic vocalist Kanika Moore and features Umphrey’s McGee bassist Ryan Stasik, will also head out on a string of 2021 tour dates in support of the two companion EPs.
As the Doom/Flamingo EPs suggest, this is a band that walks the line between seemingly opposing styles. While Doom was a darker, synth-wave collection inspired by the thematics of “mysterious and macabre” literature and cinema, Flamingo explores the nostalgic sounds of guilty-pleasure ’80s staples with an emphasis on hedonistic fun—the two characteristic sides of the Doom Flamingo coin.
Instrumentalist Ross Bogan approached the project in DIY fashion, chasing down keyboards on Craigslist to find just the right sounds for the EP’s tone.
Bandmates Stasik, Moore, Thomas Kenney, Mike Quinn, and Stu White followed suit on the pursuit of a “fun” sound. Stasik says the project makes him want to “lace up a pair of roller skates and head on down to the boardwalk.”
The band notes a number of influences on Flamingo, from Daft Punk to Whitney Houston. The album also features a shimmering cover of Tina Turner hit “The Best”.
Despite the record’s light-hearted vibes, the group remains vigilant in its ongoing message of justice and equality. The EP continues to push back on the mainstream views on societal norms and sexuality, offering an alternate worldview in which every individual should be allowed to live as who they view themselves to be.
In that vein, the new release features “Michelle”, a tribute to former First Lady Michelle Obama. “‘Michelle’ is a song dedicated to the women that exhibit love, intelligence, and charisma because it feels good to deposit positive energy and be fed with the same,” explains Moore. “I’m inspired by Michelle Obama.”
Doom Flamingo – Flamingo – Full EP
Doom Flamingo 2021 Tour Dates
July 1 – Isle of Palms, SC – Windjammer
July 3 – Scranton, PA – Peach Festival
August 19-21 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp
September 9 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
September 10 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
September 11 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum
September 16 – Masontown, WV – Resonance Marvin’s Mountaintop
September 18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
October 9 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’s @ The Capitol Theater
December 4-8 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Holidaze