Praises – The Devil (Video)


PRAISES “The Devil” video premieres on CHARTATTACK, an ICEAGE cover, and local shows announced.

“The co-leader of Toronto shoegazers Beliefs debuts an otherworldly video for her dusted pop solo project. In Jesse Crowe’s Praises, you can still hear the same knack for sweeping melody displayed in the fuzzier shoegaze project Beliefs. It’s good music for impromptu journeys, and in her video for the “The Devil” we’re treated to a living room performance (shot by her father) superimposed with footage of a trip through Iceland.” ~ CHARTATTACK
 

Also listen to PRAISES cover of Iceage “Morals” via EXCLAIM!
“Crowe lets her cover slowly hit your core, like a couple extra shots of high-grade NyQuil” ~ Exclaim!
 

 

DOOMSQUAD – KALABOOGIE TWICE ME (FREE EP)



KALABOOGIE • TWICE ME


 

DOOMSQUAD RELEASE FREE KALABOOGIE TWICE ME EP
BEFORE HEADING OUT WITH POLARIS PRIZE WINNER TANYA TAGAQ

DOOMSQUAD‘s latest release, Kalaboogie Twice Me, is an EP of remixed tracks from their critically acclaimed debut, and was curated by DOOMSQUAD to represent and unite the electronic music scenes in Canada’s three largest cities. The EP features remixes by nationally established producers in Vancouver (Slade Robbie of Humans), Toronto (Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck / Etiquette, Lee Paradise of Phedre / Hooded Fang, & the powerhouse production team at Polyphasic Studios), and Montreal (Sibian & Faun).
 

 
Most recently, DOOMSQUAD contributed their version of Timber Timbre’s “Curtains?!,” to the remix package released by Arts & Crafts last week, after having performed at CMJ in New York the previous week. With no signs of slowing down, DOOMSQUAD offer this selection of free remixes before their performances throughout November with Gazelle Twin in Toronto, M for Montreal, and opening dates for Tanya Tagaq.

DOOMSQUAD Tour Dates w/ TANYA TAGAQ
Nov. 6 – Toronto @ The Great Hall *
Nov. 7 – Ottawa @ National Arts Center *
Nov. 8 – Montreal @ Phi Theatre *
Nov. 13 – London @ Aeolian Hall *
Nov. 21 – Toronto @ Tattoo ^^
Nov. 22 – Montreal – M For Montreal @ Divan Orange ^^
 
* supporting Tanya Tagaq
^^ supporting Gazelle Twin
 
 

WISH – ALL THE TIME (Video) Premiere on Impose


WISH “All The Time” video premiere on IMPOSE Magazine. Filmed at Toronto’s Silver Dollar & The CNE by director Scarlett Rose.
Featured : EXCLAIM! + CMJ (US) + GOLD FLAKE PAINT (UK) + BROOKLYN VEGAN + SOUNDS BETTER WITH REVERB (AU) + INDIENATIVE (JP)

“Scarlett Rose’s video catches Kyle, Peter, Emily, and Josh performing within the multiple kaleidoscopic frames, combining the illumination from the neon bathed carnival attractions with the low-lit glow of stage lights.” ~ IMPOSE

 

NEW LOBBY, ETIQUETTE, & TORONTO, MONTREAL, KINGSTON SHOWS!

HAND DRAWN DRACULA is excited to welcome and introduce LOBBY and ETIQUETTE! Stream the first listen of both artists below and make sure to catch them along with other HDD artists at our label showcases at POP Montreal, Kingston, and Toronto:

09/17/14 : KINGSTON ON : HDD Showcase @ The Grad Club
w/ Lobby, etiquette, Beliefs – FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

09/18/14 : MONTREAL PQ : POP Montreal HDD Showcase @ O Patre Vys
w/ Dirty Nil, Lobby, etiquette, Weeknight, Doomsquad, Beliefs – FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

09/26/14 : TORONTO ON : HDD & Field Trip Discovery Series @ The Garrison
w/ RLMDL, etiquette, Lobby, Beliefs – FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

 
ETIQUETTE – What happens when the stunning singer/songwriter Julie Fader meets Graham Walsh of HOLY FUCK? In a nutshell, incredibly sophisticated pop music that is funky, slick, and seductive.

LOBBY – Members of Decades and Elsa form a new project as LOBBY and release their first single, “Out On The Scene”. Lobby sets a classic aesthetic tone with a modern edge that acknowledges artistic influences from Brian Eno, Roxy Music, the Chameleons, Pet Shop Boys, early Acid House, and ’90s sophisti-pop Sade.
 

WISH – Nothing to Say (Video) Premiere on The Fader


WISH premiere their new video for “Nothing To Say”, directed by Dylin North, on THE FADER today!
Featured: CMJ (Track of the Week), WILD Magazine, Exclaim Magazine, BAST (DK), IndieNative (JP)

“Watch a Hallucinogenic Video from Toronto Four-Piece WISH – With drawled vocals and gently muddled guitars, it’s the kind of stoned, comforting rock song easy to zone out to” ~ THE FADER

09/27/14   Toronto ON : White House w/ Zones, Animai
09/25/14   Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ The Dandy Warhols
09/18/14   Montreal PQ : POP Montreal @ Balattou w/ Country
09/13/14   Hamilton ON : Supercrawl w/ Petra Glynt, Beliefs
09/11/14   Toronto ON : The Horseshoe w/ Dirty Nil
MORE TBA!!!!

WISH – Album Premiere on Consequence of Sound

WISH‘s self-tiled debut album premiered on CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, EXCLAIM!, and earned a NNNN review in NOW Magazine so far! WISH will be released August 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula / PRE-ORDER now on HDD’s Web Store.
 

 

COUSINS – Live on KEXP (Video)

 
Watch COUSINS full in studio performance : Live on KEXP

“Cousins, the grungy garage pop outfit from Halifax, Nova Scotia treat KEXP listeners to a live in-studio performance featuring songs from their 2014 release, The Halls Of Wickwire” ~ KEXP 90.3FM Seattle
 

WISH – Retro Grade (Video) Stereogum Premiere

WISH “Retro Grade” directed by Henry Sansom & James Mejia. WISH debut out 8/26. Pre-order HERE.

“Toronto band WISH play stripped-down psych rock, and on “Retro Grade,” they manage to stuff a lot of spacey jamming into a two and a half minutes. The track appears on the band’s upcoming self-titled debut, and you can hear it in the video below, which also gives you a good look at the lyrics and the band themselves.” ~ STEREOGUM

08/19 Toronto ON @ Garrison w/ Grooms, Hooray for Earth
09/11 Toronto ON @ The Horseshoe w/ Dirty Nil
09/13 Hamilton ON @ Supercrawl w/ Petra Glynt, Beliefs

WISH – Retro Grade (Alternate Versions)

When we made WISH‘s “Retro Grade” music video, we also made three alternate versions featuring each member of the band… watch the Josh Korody, Emily Bitze, and Peter Gosling versions. “Clearly, one of the band members is a bit more excited about the shoot than the others” ~ EXCLAIM! Magazine

The “Director’s Cut” (featuring Kyle Connolly) premiered on STEREOGUM, EXCLAIM, INDIE88, and Australia’s iconic RAGE TV.

WISH debut is out August 26th. Pre-order HERE.

   Watch all 4 videos below / Read More…

COUSINS Tour w/ Constantines, Chad VanGaalen

“As part of our Altered States series, Noisey ventured out to Halifax with Cousins to perform on Georges Island. Watch as garage rockers Aaron Mangle and Leigh Dotey take their live set onto the grassy hills of Halifax’s largest island” ~ NOISEY/VICE

COUSINS‘ release their Polaris Music Prize Long Listed album The Halls of Wickwire in Europe on September 8th via Mutations Record Co. In addition to Sappy-Fest, Wolfe Island, and Dawson City Music Festivals, COUSINS will play a string of Canadian dates with Constantines, and tour across the UK and continental Europe opening for Chad VanGaalen.

10/24/14   Halifax NS : Halifax Pop ~ Reflections Cabaret
10/04/14   Montreal PQ : Club Soda w/ Constantines
10/03/14   Toronto ON : The Danforth Music Hall w/ Constantines
10/02/14   Toronto ON : The Danforth Music Hall w/ Constantines
09/23/14   London UK : Birthdays
09/22/14   Brighton UK : The Hope,
09/15/14   Tillburg NL : Incubate w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/14/14   Amsterdam NL : Dokzaal w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/13/14   Cologne DE : King Georg w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/12/14   Copenhagen DK : Ideal Bar w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/11/14   Stockholm SE : Stacken w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/09/14   Aarhus DK : Radar w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/08/14   Berlin DE : Kantine am Berghain w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/07/14   Hamburg DE : Aalhaus w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/06/14   Hilvarenbeek NL : Itchy Feet Festival
09/05/14   Massembre BE : Deep In The Woods Festival
09/04/14   Gent BE : DOK w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/02/14   Paris FR : Le Point Ephémere w/ Chad VanGaalen
09/01/14   London UK : Oslo w/ Chad VanGaalen
08/09/14   Kingston ON : Wolfe Island Music Festival
08/08/14   Toronto ON : The Silver Dollar w/ Hands & Teeth, Beliefs
08/02/14   Sackville NB : SappyFest
07/20/14   Dawson YT : Dawson City Music Festival









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 TONIGHT 9pm #DOOMSQUAD at Divan Orange @MforMontreal w/ @GazelleTwin • photo by @photogmusic  #DOOMSQUAD Tonight in Toronto @thedrakehotel w/ @gazelletwin Saturday 9pm @MforMontreal @ Divan Orange w/ Gazelle Twin  #WISHband feature @hartzinehartzine Paris today // photo by @jusmich  PRAISES last night w/ @dirtyfrigs // next show w/ @rlmdl  PRAISES "The Devil" video premieres on @chartattack + TONIGHT at S.H.I.B.G.B.S for @dirtyfrigs EP release party! #BELIEFSband #do416 // photo by @iamtessparks  TONIGHT! @etiquettetheband at Hamilton's @thebaltimorehouse w/ New Hands




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