Although it doesn’t hit quite as heavy as the name would suggest, À La Mode‘s “Total Doom” does begin with an upbeat, almost video game-esque back track, which leads you to believe that it may go in that direction. Instead, it blossoms into a soft pop/rock confrontation of sorts. Gorgeous vocals lay out the narrative in a hurried way. Lyrics such as “It’s not fair, I’m ignoring you / Bat my lashes at him cuz I want you / When you walk into the room, can’t you tell how I swoon?” make it easy to see that they are headed for an unquestionable doom, attempting to woo their crush with jealousy.
At least they’re aware.
À La Mode heads out on their Perfection Salad tour this fall.
10/13 – The Foundry (Thunder Bay)
10/14 – The Asylum ( Sudbury)
10/15 – house show @ Cinnamon Cinema (Guelph)
10/16 – The Burdock (Toronto)
10/19 – The Garnet (Peterborough)
10/20 – house show (London)
10/21 – Le Cagibi (Montreal)
10/22 – Bar Robo (Ottawa)
Perfection Salad is out September 29th.