Tasseomancy // Missoula (stream) via The Line Of Best Fit


TASSEOMANCY reveal “Missoula”, the subtly beautiful new track is streaming via THE LINE OF BEST FIT (UK).
Do Easy LP will be released November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada).
*** Dates TBA + Limited Canada Only Coloured Vinyl Edition /// Pre-Order HERE.

Missoula has hypnotic rhythms with jazz brass and Bon Iver-y vocals. It creeps and slinks, with bursts of colour peppering the shadowy bones of the song – noises swoop in and out of earshot, never lingering long enough to clutter the atmosphere.”
~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

VALLENS // CONSENT (VIDEO) via NOISEY


VALLENS CONSENT video premiere and interview with Robyn Phillips and director Michele Ayoub via NOISEY.
Vallens debut “Consent” LP available on limited Blue vinyl HERE.
 
“The lo-fi Toronto band’s David Lynchian inspired video demands respect and belief in women. – Vallens’ debut album, a dark aura of lo-fi rock led by singer-songwriter Robyn Phillips that explores a myriad of women’s issues including sexual, physical, and communicative consent” ~ NOISEY
 
Sept 21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto w/ Psychic TV
Sept 22 – Club Lambi – Montreal (Pop Montreal)
Sept 23 – Pressed – Ottawa w/ His Clancyness
 

CHASTITY // YOU’RE SCARY NOW (VIDEO) via EXCLAIM + NA TOUR!


CHASTITY premiere “You’re Scary Now” video, from TAPE EP // order here // and announce North American tour with PUP.

“Directed by Justin Singer, the clip focuses on a long-haired smoker and fence-hopping cohort as they wander off their high school’s property – the united march scored by Chastity’s fuzz-blown anthem.” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

 

HIS CLANCYNESS // URANIUM (stream) via NOISEY & EXCLAIM!


HIS CLANCYNESS premiere “Uranium” via NOISEY and EXCLAIM! Magazine. Isolation Culture LP was produced by Matthew Johnson (Hookworms) and Stu Matthews (Beak, Anika, Portishead) and will be released October 14th 2016. PRE-ORDER the VERY LIMITED North American Gatefold Vinyl HERE.

“A motorik rhythm accompanied by a layered lament synthetico paint a claustrophobic landscape – balanced by the warmth of analog recording – a slacker Kurt Vile meets the artistically lo-fi approach of Swell Maps, the austerity of Berlin Bowie and the romanticismo stramboide of the first 4AD releases” ~ NOISEY

“ascending guitar line, live drums and “Blade Runner synth” were added to the track at Geoff Barrow’s Invada studio in Bristol, UK. There might not be any bass, but there’s plenty of other sound play to keep your ears entertained” ~ EXCLAIM!

 

FRESH SNOW // Three-Way Mirror (stream) via FLOOD Magazine & Song Of The day via The Line of Best Fit

FRESH SNOW share “Three-Way Mirror” stream via FLOOD Magazine & land SONG OF THE DAY over at UK’s THE LINE OF BEST FIT.   New LP “ONE” out this Friday // PRE-ORDER LIMITED WHITE VINYL HERE.

 

FRESH SNOW // JANUARY SKIES (stream) via CLASH


FRESH SNOW premiere another track from their brand new album “ONE” (9/9) // Stream “January Skies” via CLASH (UK).
PRE-ORDER limited white vinyl via HERE.

“Fresh Snow seem to have returned from the wilds of Canada with their most visceral, immediate, and engrossing record yet –
Epic musicianship that looks out towards the extremes” ~ CLASH

 

FRESH SNOW // I CAN’T DIE (stream) via THE FADER


FRESH SNOW premiere their track “I Can’t Die” via the good people at THE FADER.
“ONE” LP is out September 9th in limited white vinyl and available for PRE-ORDER.

“I CAN’T DIE Is Eternally Menacing Krautrock – a classic krautrock marathon morphs into something sacred with the introduction of an Italian boy’s choir and church organ, and closes with warm psychedelic trails” ~ THE FADER

 

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

 



 
 






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