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They made their mark with their eccentric electro-pop and mind-twisting live shows that included a cast of puppets that wouldn’t be out of place in a Meet the Feebles remake. Now, THE SPORES are back with Doom Pop, an album that harnesses years of professional experiences and the energy that, until now, could only be experienced at one of their performances.

THE SPORES burst on the scene in early 2005, captivating both music fans and Los Angeles-based peers alike. THE SPORES ‘s single “(Don’t) Kill Yourself” received heavy airplay from LA’s Indie 103.1 and KROQ stations, and they built a reputation as a “band’s band.” This should come as no surprise as Molly McGuire’s (lead vocals, bass, keys) rock pedigree includes session work for Frank Black, Peaches, and Queens Of The Stone Age, and Greg “Stunbunny” Biribauer (guitars, loops, keys) has engineered for bands like At the Drive-In, Queens of the Stone Age, Archers Of Loaf, Sublime and many more. Now with the help of DJ and respected remix artist, Chris “Cpen” Penny in the studio, and Eric Micheal Pearson on drums, THE SPORES are prepared to spread their infectious sound even further.

THE SPORES ‘s first album Imagine the Future was spawned when Toronto natives McGuire and Biribauer began creating off-kilter arrangements in a home recording studio. The two took the fruits of their mad scientist aural experiments and turned them into a fantastically warped live show, complete with puppet alter-egos. Now, with thousands of tour miles and hundreds of shows under their collective belt, THE SPORES have captured the unique energy and demented frenzy of their live performances in a new album, Doom Pop. Biribauer describes the album as “an amalgamation of everything that has ever made our hearts pump, our booties swing, or the hair on the back of our necks stand on end... and the dream of living up to those standards.” The year and a half of nearly non-stop touring had a deep impact on the band and the

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Fun fact: Originally titled "Kill Yourself," the band added the parenthetical "Don't" to the title of their first single to avoid any potential legal trouble.
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