Premiere: Doohickey Cubicle’s Hazey Song “Sign Here” Is a Cheeky & Intoxicating Celebration of Consumerism

Doohickey Cubicle © Jordyn Taylor-Robins
Doohickey Cubicle © Jordyn Taylor-Robins
An intoxicating, genre-bending indulgence of smooth sounds, smoldering textures, and our commercialist and consumerist culture at its finest, Doohickey Cubicle’s new single “Sign Here” is much more than an alluring wash of psych and jazz-infused indie rock.
Stream: “Sign Here” – Doohickey Cubicle




The song exaggerates and leans into the indulgence of it all, baby.

An intoxicating, genre-bending indulgence of smooth sounds, smoldering textures, and our commercialist and consumerist culture at its finest, Doohickey Cubicle’s new single is much more than an alluring wash of psych and jazz-infused indie rock: As immersive as it is provocative, “Sign Here” is resounding, substantive critique that gives us pause and makes us think.

Don't Fix Anything - Doohickey Cubicle
Don’t Fix Anything – Doohickey Cubicle
Devin said he got a new Dyson
Something’s telling me I’m gonna need that
I can be happy
Hahahahaha
I will be quite thrilled if only I
Had more things than I think are needed
Fashion over function
Give myself what I want
Indulgence, let me be luxurious
Got to feel enough…

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “The Sign,” Doohickey Cubicle’s third single off all time and the latest sneak peak off their forthcoming debut album, Don’t Fix Anything (due out March 12). The Vancouver, British Columbia-based duo comprised of Alli Deleo (keys/vocals) and Francis Hooper (guitar/synth), Doohickey Cubicle introduced themselves this past October with the striking “Airbag,” which they quickly followed with November’s “Thinking.” Sporting a unique sound halfway in-between Glass Animals and The Flaming Lips, Doohickey Cubicle’s upcoming LP is entirely self-produced and finds them dabbling in pools of dream and indie pop, psychedelia, synthpop, nu-jazz, and more – all with a cast of collaborators that includes Blue Hawaii, Haley Blais, and Sam Wilkes.

Doohickey Cubicle © Jordyn Taylor-Robins
Doohickey Cubicle © Jordyn Taylor-Robins

A standout on Don’t Fix Anything, “Sign Here” is one of the band’s most impressive songs that puts everything on the table; it only makes sense that they would start 2021 off with this tune, which has as much to offer in sound as it does in sentiment. Bustling guitars, stacked vocal harmonies, smoky saxophones, jazzy drums, and much more coalesce to dazzle the ears through a continuously moving, ever-transforming aural palette.

Meanwhile, Alli Deleo delivers an enthralling set of observations and reflections on 21st Century capitalist-driven behaviors:

You want to debate it
You’re stuck in the same place
You wanna get out but
You fall in a new trap
You haven’t debated
What it would be like
What it’s been all for
Was it enhancing?

“‘Sign Here’ is a cheeky and sarcastic celebration of consumerism,” Doohickey Cubicle tell Atwood Magazine. “Realizing that you are deeply attached to our wonky consumerist society when you thought you weren’t. Needing more to feel enough and to keep up with the people around you. Every so often I sit back and wonder, how much of what I buy, for pleasure and necessity, is just emulating others? The song exaggerates and leans into the indulgence of it all, baby.”

Doohickey Cubicle © Jordyn Taylor-Robins
Doohickey Cubicle © Jordyn Taylor-Robins
I need to know, is this a good deal for you?
You’ve been looking for so long
Sign here and you will get everything that you want
Although it might mean getting rid of yourself
Got to feel enough…

Doohickey Cubicle have effectively put themselves on the 2021 radar. Get lost in the wondrous world of “Sign Here,” streaming exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and take a minute to ask yourself: Do I really need this crap?

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