September 29 "Bad Hombres" Released
Oh you thought we were done? We just released the "Bad Hombres" single. It is available for purchase and to stream on all major platforms. "Bad Hombres" is heavily inspired by musical cultures of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Read the words of our collaborating visual artist, Cynthia Ramirez:
"The imagery is based on the traffic signs on the side of the road along the border. “Watch out for fleeing families.” The flags on top are the blending of the US & Mexican. My family is from south Texas where people used to come and go across the Rio Grande as if there was no border. The three skulls on the top speak, see, and hear no evil. What is going on at the border is an atrocity. Some Americans choose to ignore the separation of families, unlawful imprisonment, and death, so they can feel "safe." Ignorance is bliss, I guess. Hanging in the middle of the piece is a Santa Muerte medallion, which is an image that is seen all along the border. Altars to her are found in the desert as a protective symbol to all who are migrating."
altar by Cynthia Ramirez
photography by Jason Kruppa
April 8 The End of Doombalaya
It is with a heavy heart that we announce, after about a decade-long run, the end of Doombalaya. Life changes mean that the Doom must stop - for now at least. But we're going out with a bang! May is the month of the Doom; we've got a two-part goodbye for you. On May 7th we'll be at our old stomping grounds, the Hi-Ho Lounge, for one last time as part of the Common Tone Series. We'll be debuting some NEW MUSIC for ya. We'll also be releasing Doggy Day Dreams: a vinyl filled with nothing but songs about dogs! And then on May 9th we're hosting a house party; we'll celebrate the run, not mourn the loss. Watch this page for more details on that. And then get ready y'all - we're hitting the studio right after these shows. We may not play together for a long time but you'll still be getting some new music from us for a little. It's the Doom that just keeps on dooming. Thanks for being a part of the Doom Squad all of these years. Now help us go out right - don't miss these final two shows!
December 20 Doombalaya Pants on Fiya
It is our absolute pleasure to present you with our newest album, Doombalaya Pants on Fiya. This is our best and most eclectic album to date featuring the compositions of 3 songwriters spanning a variety of genres including modern jazz, traditional Zambian, progressive rock, classical fugue, funk, hip hop, and more. We've even got a crazy Radiohead arrangement on there. Pants on Fiya was released on January 13 at The AllWays Lounge. It's available for purchase, download, and streaming on Spotify, Google Play, and Youtube.