PRAISES came at a time when BELIEFS co-front, Jesse Crowe, was struggling to find an outlet for her most personal demons. The project was created to be a quiet conversation, the love, loss and lessons that can’t quite fit within the public forum of a collaborative band. Praises is deeply coded in life’s stories, inviting friends and lovers to find lines encrypted in the lyrics that point directly at them. Deeply personal, yet highly fictionalized. Over the years since Praises beginning, Crowe has been learning and growing her musical pallet from solo guitar, to full band and now has expanded to feature piano, modular programming and hardware synths. Crowe has moved forward to self production, with rhythmic additions and production nods to long time collaborator, Josh Korody. Her influences from Nick Cave to Portishead, Praises pull from both a masculine and feminine struggle to bring the torment back into the piano where it belongs.?
Praises have released two EP’s via Toronto record label, Hand Drawn Dracula (Beliefs, Dusted, Chastity) within a full live band format, and is set to release her first self recorded full length, titled In This Year: Ten of Swords in the fall of 2018. The LP features all instruments played by Crowe and was Co-produced and mixed by Josh Korody, who also added texture and structure via modular synth. Praises is currently travelling as a two piece in and are currently structured around string synth, guitar, piano in a live setting.
In This Year: Ten of Swords released Nov 16th, 2018.