Happy to announce Psych Folk/Americana songwriter ORA COGAN‘s forthcoming album ‘Crickets’ will be released November 3rd, 2017 worldwide by Hand Drawn Dracula // PRE-ORDER // and stream two new tracks from Cogan’s label debut here: “Crickets” via SHE SHREDS & “The Light” via GORILLA VS. BEAR.

“Cogan debuted a handful of darkly beautiful and poignant songs from her forthcoming album Crickets, a profoundly moving collection of visceral haunted psych-folk elegies – She was hands down my favorite new discovery of the fest” ~ GORILLA VS. BEAR

“Multi-instrumentalist Ora Cogan makes gorgeous experimental folk compositions laced with hints of psychedelia, chamber pop, and rock – the album [Crickets] contains lush, intricate songs laden with imagery from the natural world” – SHE SHREDS

Sept 14 – Montreal QC – Pop Montreal / Brasserie Beaubien w/ Petra Glynt, Fake Palms, Vallens, Beliefs
Oct 27 – Salt Spring Island BC – Valhalla
Oct 28 – Nanaimo BC – The Vault
Oct 29 – Victoria BC – The Copper Owl
Nov 02 – Vancouver BC – The Redgate Revue Stage
Nov 03 – Olympia WA – Obsidian
Nov 04 – Seaview WA – Sou’wester
Nov 05 – Portland OR – Turn Turn Turn
Nov 11 – San Francisco CA – The Chapel
Dec 02 – Montreal QC – La Vitrola

BELIEFS “Habitat” LP with die-cut jacket & pressed on translucent red vinyl (as well as limited cassette, cd and digital) available now for pre-order here: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T and here: https://beliefsband.bandcamp.com
Out worldwide September 22nd via Outside Music / Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Comb” recorded live in Toronto at The Baby G, directed by Andrew Matthews & Ivy Lovell with lights by Romar L. Johnson.

Sept 14 – Montreal, CA – Pop Montreal / Brasserie Beaubien w/ Ora Cogan, Petra Glynt, Fake Palms, Vallens
Oct 12 – Hamilton, CA – The Casbah w/ Fake Palms
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

BELIEFS premiere “1994” video on BILLBOARD!

Directed by HDD collaborator Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Vallens), “1994” is the first music video from Beliefs new album Habitat, out September 22nd 2017.

“the seductive new song does a dazzling job of setting steely, urban structures with a sensuality typically reserved for flesh and blood – If “1994’ is any indication, the new LP figures to augment the feathery, shoegazey dream pop of their past with stark, stylish post-punk.” – BILLBOARD

08/11/17 Kingston ON : Wolf Island Music Festival
09/14/17 Montreal QC : POP Montreal

Watch two new VALLENS live videos from their Red Bull Sound Select / Wavelength performance via Psiphon Sessions.

“Toronto’s dark and heavy shredders Vallens (Hand Drawn Dracula) cast a Lynchian vibe over Wavelength Festival 2017 with a riveting performance, featuring evocative mainstays like Consent, and explosive new thrillers like Occurred.” ~ Psiphon Sessions

Aug 06 – Meaford ON – Electric Eclectics Festival
Aug 21 – Hamilton ON – The Casbah w/ Ought
Aug 11 – Toronto ON – Boat Cruise w/ Greys, Cadence Weapon
Sept 14 – Montreal QC – Pop Montreal w/ Beliefs
Sept 16 – Picton ON – Sandbanks Music Festival w/ Solids, Great Lake Swimmers

Watch NAILBITER‘s live-improv performance on Hexinverter Électronique headquarters’ massive modular system.
Nailbiter “Waveshaper” EP out now via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Dark, atmospheric, but always danceable, his sounds have been making waves from NYC to Montreal.
Now check out his exclusive set for Mutant Modular, coming at you straight from Hexinverter HQ in Montreal!”
http://www.hexinverter.net/mutant-modular

08.24.17 – Toronto ON – The Baby G w/ Mnisota, Mike Rocha, C.R. Gillespie, Castle If

YI premiere “Not So Dead” video via INDIE88, from their debut EP1, directed by Jordan Allen & Ivy Lovell.
Available now on limited cassette and digital: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T

“A Sonic Youth-inspired track from Toronto’s latest duo Yi” ~ INDIE88

07/29/17 – Toronto CA – Baby G w/ Dead Leaf Echo
07/28/17 – Montreal CA – Brasserie Beaubien w/ Dead Leaf Echo


HIS CLANCYNESS Isolation Culture out now on limited vinyl & digital: bit.ly/HDDIsolation

07/29/17 Porto Ferro IT – Baretto
07/28/17 Iglesias IT – Summer Is Mine Festival
07/22/17 Brescia IT – Musical zoo Festival
07/21/17 Benevento IT – Soundproof Festival
07/19/17 Pesaro IT – Dalla Cira – Produzioni
07/15/17 Offagna IT – New EVO festival
07/09/17 Chiusi IT – Lars Rock Fest w/ Austra
07/08/17 Pegnitz DE – Waldstock #24
07/07/17 Soliera IT – Arti Vive w/ KEVIN MORBY
07/06/17 Paris FR – Supersonic w/ Helicon
07/05/17 Paris FR – La Maroquinerie w/ SPOON
07/04/17 Trier DE – ExHaus w/ Priests
07/03/17 Cologne DE – Gloria Theater w/ SPOON
06/28/17 Munich DE – Rumours
06/27/17 Mainz DE – Kulturclub Schon Schön w/ Strand Child
06/25/17 Magdeburg DE – An Der Angel w/ Strand Child
06/24/17 Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio w/ SPOON
06/23/17 Dortmund DE – FZW Etepetete Festival
06/22/17 Leipzig DE – Tanzcafe w/ Strand Child
06/19/17 Munich DE – Technikum w/ SPOON
06/18/17 Prague CZ – Underdogs’ w/ Purling Hiss
06/17/17 Berlin DE – Astra w/ SPOON

TASSEOMANCY premiere “Jimi Infinity” video via GOLD FLAKE PAINT and announce Japan Tour. The piece was directed by Romy and Sari Lightman, and shot & edited by Charlotte Linden Ercoli Coe. Purchase Limited Canadian Only Clear Vinyl Version of Do Easy HERE.

“A swirling, textural piece of subtly skewed pop music, the track is lent even greater captivation thanks to the eerie new video which sees twin sisters, Sari and Romy, spliced in to various scenes that feel increasingly uncanny.” ~ GOLD FLAKE PAINT

06.20.17 Matsumoto, JAPAN – Give Me Little More w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.19.17 Shindaita, Tokyo, JAPAN – FEVER w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.18.17 Sendai, JAPAN – Bikini Lounge w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.17.17 Fukuoka, JAPAN – cafe and bar gigi w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.16.17 Osaka, JAPAN – Chika Ikkai w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.15.17 Kobe, JAPAN – Helluva Lounge w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.14.17 Kochi, JAPAN – Chaotic Noise w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.13.17 Okayama, JAPAN – Pepperland w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.12.17 Nagoya, JAPAN – k.d. Japon w/ Lydia Ainsworth
06.10.17 Matsumoto, JAPAN – Asobinaos Festival w/ Lydia Ainsworth

FRESH SNOW premiere “I Am Smitten with Your Wrath” video via EXCLAIM! Magazine, produced and directed by Justin Chasty & Edward Eaglesham. Fresh Snow ONE LP available now on limited white vinyl: ORDER HERE.

05/27/17 Toronto ON : Open Door Festival @ 12pm R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant (Wavelength Photos)

FRESH SNOW premiere “THREE-WAY MIRROR” video via CLRVYNT with guest vocalist Mila Petkovic and starring Jesse (BELIEFS), Robyn (VALLENS), and Angie (ELSA). The video is the second instalment (see Vallens // Sin So Vain*) in a series directed by Christopher Mills for Hand Drawn Dracula. Fresh Snow ONE LP available now on limited white vinyl ORDER HERE.

“The cascading, ethereal track is anchored by a beautiful female vocal and a breathy French spoken section, before falling into a gorgeous lilt that nods to Depeche Mode, Slowdive and more” ~ CLRVYNT

May 5 – Toronto ON – The Garrison w/ Beams – Brokeback (Mem. of Tortoise)


YI premiere “Ladyfingers” stream via NOISEY/VICE from their debut “EP1” out April 14th.
Pre-order here: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T

“New & Notable: Yi’s dreamy, ambient shoegaze skips and skitters through various experimental passages” ~ BANDCAMP DAILY

“Yi establish a ying-yang approach to their intensity; confident in shoegaze and no-wave
as much as more ambient, rhythmic spaces.” ~ NOISEY

04/20/17 Toronto ON : Silver Dollar CMW w/ The Seams, Japanese Breakfast
04/05/17 Toronto ON : Baby G w/ Fresh Snow, Decorum