DOOMSDAY STUDENT - A Self-Help Tragedy
Doomsday Student announces the December 2nd release of their LP: A Self-Help Tragedy.
“The demented lyrics, erratic guitar spasms, and pulverizing drumming you’d have every right to expect are all there exactly where they belong. Enjoy.”
“With the impending arrival of the band's third album, A Self-Help Tragedy, later this year, Doomsday Student are set to host their most debauched bacchanal yet. ‘LSD Mom’ is but one of the eight tales of depravity detailed on the record, but it screams volumes about the murky-sounding hysterics that give A Self-Help Tragedy its edge.’
“There’s no onomatopoetic cold steel here. Instead, Doomsday Student squelch out their broken grooves in clammy, organic spasms. It’s deeply yucky music, and it’s awesome.”
Stream the album in its entirety, via Dangeous Minds, here:
Doomsday Student’s newest LP, A Self-Help Tragedy, will be released by Three One G Records on vinyl/digitally and through Skin Graft Records in CD format on December 2nd.
It was recorded at Radar Studios by Daryl Rabidoux and mastered by Golden Mastering in April-August of 2016.
Doomsday Student’s third album presents like an exorcism, or perhaps a nervous breakdown. As is the band’s specialty, it’s full of anxiety-inducing guitar wails, curiously plucked patterns and rhythms, and lyrics that read as personal anecdotes and/or confessions. Listening to tracks such as “Fight and Flight” is like being let in on vague, dirty secrets, decidedly taciturn even in their often blunt forthrightness: “We are as poisonous as our blood… We are as polluted as our breath.” Doomsday Student’s ability to be both aggressive and casual in its depravity lends itself to an album that comes across as playfully worrisome in sound, as affably ominous as its title.
A Self-Help Tragedy LP:
- The First Trip
- LSD Mom
- Angry Christmas
- Fight and Flight
- Yoko Ono’s Nightmare
- The Kids Are Confused
- Johnston Tar Pits