BELIEFS started abruptly when Josh Korody and Jesse Crowe met at good friend and former Bassist, Patrick McCormack’s birthday party and couldn’t stop talking about the music of the 90’s. Through the love of My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth, the memory of reverb and fuzz was revisited and Beliefs was formed.
“using their seminal influences as a catalyst rather than template, their self-titled debut album is a frighteningly assured and expansive effort, recalls last decade’s High Water Marks, Women or Deerhunter” ~ ROUGHT TRADE (UK)
Since their formation in 2010, Beliefs have released a two song single and b-side (Untitled, 2012 HDD) as well as a full length record (self titled, 2013 HDD, Manimal, No Pain In Pop) and are currently set to release their follow up, Leaper via HDD on October 23rd, 2015. Beliefs have been lucky enough to share the stage with fantastic artists such as; A Place to Bury Strangers, Disappears, The Breeders, Toy, Algiers, Moon Duo, Beach Fossils, Suuns and Fucked Up.
Beliefs are prolific artists and musicians in the Toronto music scene, with Crowe recording in projects PRAISES and ROLEMODEL, and Korody as a founding member of WISH and NAILBITER as well as producing countless projects at his Candle Recordings studio. Beliefs are now set to present Leaper at shows and to festivals such as Supercrawl, POP Montreal, and New York’s CMJ along side the Hand Drawn Dracula family.
“Prepare to get hooked on the glistening new album from fuzzy dream-pop band, Beliefs” ~ DAZED
BELIEFS PRESS QUOTES
“Up-And-Coming – their attention to songcraft is what makes them stand out from the pack of other modern shoegaze acts” ~ NPR
“Layers of dreamy barely-there vocals, thick crunchy guitar chords, feedback overtones and urgent drums propel this addictive,
rousing shoe-gaze anthem.” ~ Rough Trade & The Guardian UK
“The album will please fuzz-lovers with distortion-filled amp-melters like “Catch My Breath,” while seven-and-a-half minute closer
“Gallows Bird” begins with contemplative arpeggios before exploding into a cinematic epic.” ~ Exclaim! Magazine
“Shoegazey goodness at its finest. No one else is making sounds quite like this.” ~ Artrocker UK
“shrouded in blankets of sobering haze, with the chorus loosening up to allow hints of the soaring melody” ~ Consequence of Sound
“(Beliefs) build upward from those tremolo ladden canvas foundations of the aforementioned God-like sneaker-gazers” ~ Impose Magazine
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▶ Catch My Breath — from “Self Titled” — directed by Henry Sansom & James Mejia
▶ Violets — from “Self Titled” — directed by Adam Christopher Seward
▶ Lilly — from “Self Titled” — directed by Ivy Lovell & Benjamin Portas
▶ Carousel — from “Self Titled” — directed by Benjamin Portas
▶ She Comes Alive — from “Self Titled” — directed by Sean Egerton Foreman
▶ Long Wings (LIVE) — from 7″ — directed by Scion Sessions
▶ Dead Water (LIVE) — from “Self Titled” — directed by Exclaim! TV
▶ Lilly (LIVE) — from “Self Titled” — directed by Exclaim! TV
▶ Leave With You (LIVE) — from “Unreleased” — directed by Unsigned Series