Dominic Cournoyer

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Dom
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Background information
Origin Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Genres Indie rock, psychedelic pop, synthpop, lo-fi, electronic
Years active 2009–present
Labels Modular Recordings, Parlophone, Astralwerks, Black Bell Records Burning Mill Records
Website Dominic Cournoyer on Facebook
Members Dominic Cournoyer
Past members Bobby Kelley
Cosmo DiGiulio
John Mingsley
Kenny Brown
Erik Gonzalez

Dom is an American pop / electronic solo musical project by Dominic Cournoyer originating from Worcester, Massachusetts. With warped vocals, fuzzy lo-fi distortion, and broken Casio keyboard lines, Dom filters a DIY aesthetic through the upbeat, sunny rhythms of pop music.

Career[edit]

Dom's debut, Sun Bronzed Greek Gods (EP), was released in March 2010, and received critical acclaim. It was picked up by Capitol Records/Astralwerks (US), Parlophone Records (UK), and Modular Records (AU).

Dom was asked to open for Ratatat on his first North-American tour.[citation needed] At the 2010 Boston Music Awards, Dom led in nominations including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist, taking home Song of The Year for "Living in America".[1] The Rapper Gucci Mane later remixed the track.[2] The Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP also made many best of 2010 lists, including Pitchfork Media's Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2010 and Spin's 20 Best Songs of Summer.

In August 2011, Dom released his Family of Love EP. Co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Björk), the EP was featured in Rolling Stone for making the Top 10 College Radio chart September 2011.[3][4][5] Dom was again nominated at the Boston Music Awards 2011 for Song of The Year. After playing Lollapalooza 2011, Dom was asked by festival founder Perry Farrell to open for Jane's Addiction.[citation needed]

At Halloween, in 2013 Dom released his debut electronic LP, Hyperfantasy XL, via his producer alias, Kiss 1o8, in New York City with support from Unicorn Kid, Com Truise and Pictureplane.[6][7]

On February 10, 2014 Dom posted that he was collaborating with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and writing new material for a future Dom/Kiss1o8 release.[8]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Music Awards reveal 2010 nominations". November 19, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dombal, Ryan (July 22, 2010). "Gucci Mane Raps on Dom Remix". Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (August 10, 2011). "Dom: Family of Love EP". Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baxley, Jaymie (August 10, 2011). "Dom: Family of Love". Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Aaron, Charles (August 9, 2011). "DOM, 'Family of Love EP'". Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stereogum Stream HYPERFANTASY XL". October 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "HYPERFANTASY XL Listening Party". October 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dom's Instagram". February 10, 2014. 

Big Machine Records; artist and songwriting signing first in Nashville music history for any young artist when not even recording own music independently or with a label.