Vallens // Devour (Stream) via Brooklyn Vegan


VALLENS share “Devour” stream via Brooklyn Vegan.

Full length recorded with Jeff Berner of Psychic TV at his now defunct studio Galuminum Foil in Brooklyn, followed by several months recording songs at Candle Recording with Josh Korody (Beliefs, Wish). VALLENS debut album Consent out June 24th via Hand Drawn Dracula.

DOOMSQUAD // TOTAL TIME (LP + DIGITAL) OUT NOW!


DOOMSQUAD TOTAL TIME OUT NOW! BUY NOW

9/10 “psych-heavy meditations” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

NNNN “The Toronto trio’s idiosyncratic blend of psychedelic rock, techno, industrial,
New Age and cosmic folk has solidified into a sound that’s unmistakably their own” ~ NOW MAGAZINE

ALBUM OF THE DAY // May 4th 2016 ~ BBC RADIO 6 (UK)

#3 National Electronic Chart ~ Earshot Magazine (CAN)

#2 most added album CMJ National Radio (USA)

May 14th Toronto – Smiling Buddah w/ Roniia, Lids
May 15th Hamilton – Casbah w/ Casper Skulls
May 20-30 EU/UK TOUR
June-July USA TOUR TBA

Beliefs // Get There (Stream) via Fader + Stereogum


BELIEFS premiere (stream) and FREE DOWNLOAD via The FADER.

“GET THERE”, an outtake from the LEAPER recording sessions, features vocals by fellow Toronto musician Jonathan Rogers (Elsa, The Seams), and describes “a road trip that feel like it will never end, running from your life and having no idea where you’re going.” ~ Jesse Crowe.

“Beliefs Share “Get There,” A Lucid Shoegazing Odyssey ~ the sensation of getting lost in a current, the kind of zoning out commonly associated with this kind of shoegaze. But the propulsion driving it is benevolent and calming” ~ The FADER

Get There is a starry collaboration between them and fellow Toronto band Elsa’s Jonathan Rogers, and it makes it sound like life’s all about the journey.” ~ STEREOGUM

 

Doomsquad // Pyramids on Mars (Video)


With the release of Total Time just a few weeks away, DOOMSQUAD have today unveiled a visually arresting and suitably psychedelic video for current single ‘Pyramids On Mars’. Co-directed by Ghostprom and Trevor Blumas for PORCH, ‘Pyramids On Mars’ is shot in a dreamlike desert landscape: “The video is about the cyclical nature of time in correlation with memory, biology and the environment”, say Doomsquad. “It examines the polarities of drought and abundance, barrenness and vitality, male and female, singularly and plurality through a psychic quagmire of astral dust and mirrors.”

Pre-order Total Time vinyl here from Hand Drawn Dracula and here from iTunes.

The band will be celebrating the album’s release in Toronto on May 14th at The Smiling Buddha while debuting their new live lineup featuring Josh & Jesse Hasko (NYC).

Doomsquad // Pyramids On Mars (stream) via The Fader


DOOMSQUAD Pyramids On Mars premiere stream via THE FADER  //  EXCLAIM! + BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Not your average family band – “Pyramids On Mars” is filled with echoey effects, rapid-fire percussion, and a warbling, ominous bass synth melody—the hallmarks of quirky sci-fi sonics.” ~ THE FADER

Check out the band’s creepy new website, 666hell.net, and tour dates below. Total Time is out April 29 on Bella Union in the U.S. and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada. /// PRE-ORDER NOW via iTunes or HDD Store.
 

 

Beliefs // Swooner (VIDEO) premiere via CLASH


BELIEFS release a new video for Swooner, directed by Ivy Lovell, via UK’s CLASH magazine.

“Even 40 years on from the dawn of punk, shaving your head can still be a rebellious move. For a woman, it’s an especially profound gesture. It’s the complete removal from a capitalist hierarchy, from the monetisation of female beauty. Don’t want to partake in the endless beauty chase? Shave it all off and let the world stare.

Thankfully, director Ivy Lovell captured the process, and an oddly intimate experience – matched to the searingly truthful music of Beliefs, it’s a coruscating listen and an addictive watch” ~ CLASH (UK)

04/22/16 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall – Toronto ON w/ Casper Skulls, SUUNS

Nailbiter // Live Improvised #1 + Sworm (stream) via SPIN


NAILBITER Sworm premieres on SPIN Magazine today!

“Nailbiter Creates a Swarm of Sound on ‘Sworm’ ~ After releasing its tense debut album, Formats, back in September via Hand Drawn Dracula, Korody is now sharing his next effort, “Sworm.” Created solely with synthesizers, the anxiety-evoking track is a more experimental take on Korody’s guitar-less side. The surging rhythmic collection explores Korody’s modular potential, much like improvisational session recorded at his apartment party in October, the first in a series of live sessions.” ~ SPIN Magazine

Nailbiter (Josh Korody of BELIEFS / WISH) also recently released a new Live Improvised #1 session via Hand Drawn Dracula. The track was recorded live on October 4th, 2015 in his living room in front of small group of friends and musicians from the Toronto indie music scene. The experimental electronic session is the first in a series of live sessions. (photo by Harley Haskett)

Toronto’s Nailbiter brings an entirely different trance-inducing force. The modular electronic solo project of Josh Korody finds his dreams of wires shifting into industrial nightmares.” ~ AUX TV
 

Fresh Snow – King Twink Rides Again (Video) via FLOOD


FRESH SNOW premiere “King Twink Rides Again” video, from WON EP, via FLOOD Magazine (US)
+ Exclaim! Magazine (CAN), MARVIN Magazine (MX).

“One truly instrumental highlight of that EP was the epic “King Twink Rides Again,” ~ the experimental cut-up experience—made by Craig Orrett and Sturdy Films—is a beautiful traverse through woods, streams, and states of mind.” ~ FLOOD Magazine

02/19/16 Toronto ON : Endless City Gallery w/ Blue Light, Andrew Roy ~ FACEBOOK

Doomsquad “Solar Ass” premiere stream via Noisey

DOOMSQUAD premiere “Solar Ass” via Noisey (Canada, France, Italy, UK, USA) from their second full length album, Total Time, out April 29th 2016 on Bella Union / Hand Drawn Dracula.

“unearthly meditative dance track features desonant vocalization and techno loops that hang on the strand of buzzing bass lines and collection of drums that create an intoxicating loop of atmopsheric immersion” ~ NOISEY (CAN) / NOISEY (FR) / NOISEY (IT)
 

Endless City Gallery + HDD + MOOG

ENDLESS CITY [VOL 1]
Hand Drawn Dracula & Moog Audio Presents a weekend of experimental sound and visuals
in a pop up gallery space (1161 Dundas St W, Toronto ON)  8PM / $10 Door  // FACEBOOK EVENT

NIGHT 1 [FRI FEB 19]
Fresh Snow /// guest Carmen Elle (DIANA)
Andrew Roy /// of Etiquette
Blue Light /// of Crosss, Shønsee

NIGHT 2 [SAT FEB 20]
Rhythms and Drones … Nailbiter Collaborations aka Josh Korody Birthday Extravaganza
/// Set 1 Nailbiter w/ Shønsee (Ami and Scarlett)
/// Set 2 Nailbiter w/ Simone (Darlene Shrugg), Mike (Fake Palms), and Shehzaad (Greys)
DJ Coarse Language (Jon Shouten)

/// poster James Mejia
http://endlesscity.org

Beliefs – Leave With You (VIDEO) via CLASH & STEREOGUM


BELIEFS premiere “Leave With You” video, directed by Sean Cartwright, via CLASH Magazine (UK), STEREOGUM (US), and KEXP 90.3FM. LEAPER has been popping up on numerous end of year lists including #3 on Sound Better With Reverb‘s “SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2015”. LEAPER is out now on a limited run of green translucent vinyl. Order HERE.

“Dream pop viewed through a prism of distortion… build up into an atmospheric and deeply unique world. New album ‘Leaper’ emerged at the tail end of last year, matching sumptuous sonics against some of the band’s most developing songwriting yet. ‘Leave With You’ is an apt introductory point for those new to the charms of Beliefs.” ~ CLASH (UK)

 



 
 






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