TASSEOMANCY // DO EASY (stream) via THE FADER

Excited to announce TASSEOMANCY, aka Canadian twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman, have joined Hand Drawn Dracula! The title track of their new album, Do Easy, is streaming via The Fader and the LP will be released November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada). *** Dates TBA + Limited Canada Only Coloured Vinyl Edition Pre-Orders HERE.

“glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melanchony – Romy and Sari’s lush vocals flit between pillowy and crystalline” ~ THE FADER

“Inspired by the wild flamingos of all the night karaoke soirees and the domestic manifesto of William S Burroughs’s The Discipline of DE, “Do Easy” is a iconoclast pop hit written from Romy Lightman’s sub-conscious in a basement apartment. Burroughs’s doctrine on finding “the easy way” struck me as something rare and I hung onto it like a piece of protection. Later on, I discovered that Genesis P-Orridge believed this text to be one of the greatest magic techniques for retraining the mind. Endorsed by Occultists, stoners, freaks, the ultra zen and the highly sensitive, Do Easy attempts to infuse the mundane with a gentle joy and a sense of simple delight. Tasseomancy’s choral interpretation was created with all this in mind. Additional vocals by Sari Lightman and arrangements by band members Johnny Spence on synth/piano and Evan Cartwright on drums with musical accompaniment by Brodie West on saxophone.” ~ TASSEOMANCY

FRESH SNOW // JANUARY SKIES (live) via EXCLAIM! TV


FRESH SNOW perform “January Skies” live for EXCLAIM! TV ~ from their second full-length album “ONE” ~ available September 9th, 2016 via Hand Drawn Dracula on limited white vinyl // PRE-ORDER HERE

“The genre-jumping quartet let their imaginations run wild with their cosmic, electronic-based music, focusing heavily on ambience and groove – another awe-inspiring performance” ~ EXCLAIM! TV

Vallens // Devour (video) premiere via Interview Magazine


VALLENS share the exclusive video premiere of “Devour”, directed by Benjamin Portas, via Andy Warhol’s INTERVIEW MAGAZINE (founded in 1969). CONSENT is available now on limited blue vinyl and premium digital: goo.gl/V4kY7T

“The Lynchian influence returns full force in the Toronto-based ensemble’s new music video for “Devour” – a twisted boudoir photo shoot – a troubling meditation on identity – the gentle shoegaze soundtrack” ~ INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

08.17 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival – Bar Robo w/ Beliefs
09.02 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Elsa
09.09 Hamilton ON // BaltimoreHouse w/ Fake Palms
09.22 Montreal QC // POP Montreal w/ Tasseomancy
 

His Clancyness // Isolation Culture (stream) via CLASH


HDD is happy to announce that HIS CLANCYNESS (rooted in Italy – Canada) will release their sophomore album, “Isolation Culture”, on October 14th via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/US/ROW) and Tannen / Maple Death (EU/UK).

PRE-ORDER via HDD HERE.

CLASH has the premiere stream of the title track; “The woozy, cassette-tape feel in the production nods towards the DIY scene, but the chugging bass and nagging vocals feel more like Talking Heads – arch post-punk bulldozers Pere Ubu.” ~ CLASH (UK)

Recorded at Portishead’s Invada Studios with engineer Stu Matthews (BEAK>, Anika, Portishead) and Matthew Johnson, the album already has the attention of The Line OF Best Fit, Tiny Mix Tape, Impose Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, and BBC Radio 6.
 

EU/UK TOUR
08/05 Pesaro, Italy // Villa’n’ Roll Fest w/ Soft Moon
08/06 Verona, Italy // Malalido
08/19 Molfetta, Italy // Eremo
08/20 Pisticci, Italy // Sputnik Festival
08/21 Rosignano Solvay, Italy // Festa Democratica
08/30 Milano, Italy // Carroponte w/ Any Other
10/01 Munich, Germany // Glockenbachwerkstatt
10/02 Berlin, Germany // ACUD
10/03 Hamburg, Germany // Club!heim im Schanzenpark
10/04 Rotterdam, Netherlands // Wunderbar
10/05 London, UK // The Waiting Room
10/06 Sheffield, UK // Bungalows & Bears
10/07 Liverpool, UK // The Shipping Forecast
10/08 Brighton, UK // Stiky Mike’s Frog Bar
10/09 Paris, France // Point Ephemere
10/10 Nantes, France // Madame Rêve
10/11 Lille, France // La Peniche
10/12 Luxembourg // De Gudden Wellen

 

NAILBITER // SPIRAL (STREAM) via THE FADER


 
NAILBITER premieres “SPIRAL” over at THE FADER from his upcoming “SWORM” EP out August 5th via Hand Drawn Dracula!

“Starting off with craggy static pulses of a top secret radio transmission, it veers into a potent blend of rudimentary beats and distorted laser beam synth improvisation, Pete Swanson meets Giorgio Moroder style.” ~ THE FADER

Sworm EP (HDD052) ~ All Songs Produced/Mixed/Recorded by Josh Korody, except “Sworm” Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV). Mastered by Jarod Gibson (Odonis Odonis).

PRE-ORDER SWORM EP HERE
1) Sworm
2) The Hunt
3) Spiral
4) Malgorithm
5) Shield
 

VALLENS // CONSENT LP via CLASH, DAILY VICE, CBC RADIO3 …


 

VALLENS debut album CONSENT is available now on limited BLUE VINYL!

 

07.09.16 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Casper Skulls, Yi
08.17.16 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival w/ Beliefs
 


 

Vallens // KAREN (Video) premiere via THE FADER


VALLENS premiere ‘KAREN’ video, directed by Allison Johnston, via the FADER. >>> PRE-ORDER LP NOW !!!

“The Toronto band doesn’t pull any punches in their abstract new clip. ~ explores ashen, textured rock music that’s often
shoegaze-y, but songs like “Karen” nod toward Sonic Youth’s tightly wound and distraught melodies” ~ THE FADER

 

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)
 

 

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).



 
 






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