BELIEFS – 1992 (VIDEO) PREMIERE via NOISEY, Stereogum, Exclaim!

BELIEFS premiere 1992 on NOISEY (US), STEREOGUM (US), FILTER (MX), EXCLAIM! (CA) and announce the release of their new album LEAPER on November 13th. The video was directed by Joe Roth & Ivy Lovell and stars Robyn (VALLENS) along with a lot of friends. Limited to a run of 300 translucent green vinyl ~ PRE-ORDER.

“Leaper ~ a ten track killer that creates a landscape of strange disassociation from everything around.” ~ NOISEY (US)



CHASTITY join HDD!!! Hear the debut single ‘Saliva’ via DIY magazine and the “Manning Hill” video released via NOISEY. Catch them at CMJ w/ Doomsquad, Beliefs, Vallens, Landshapes and at UK’s Mutations Festival w/ METZ, Ought and Lightning Bolt.

“scorched guitars, flailing drums and vocals that flit between desperation and becoming supremely energised.” ~ CLASH (UK)

Chastity ‘TAPE’ out 13th November 13th on cassette and digital via Hand Drawn Dracula.

NAILBITER ‘FORMATS’ premiere on Brooklyn Vegan & Exclaim!

NAILBITER‘s FORMATS was Written / Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Josh Korody (BELIEFS / WISH / BREEZE) in his apartment January – July 2015. A transitional project leaning more on the exploration of sounds and rhythms than melodys and popular structures of other associated acts. Nailbiter Formats out September 25, 2015 on Digital via Hand Drawn Dracula + Limited Cassette Edition via Heretical Objects.

“Nailbiter (Josh Korody of Beliefs) soundtracks your industrial nightmare on ‘Formats’ – Taking inspiration from late-’80s/early-’90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow)” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE


Fresh Snow – “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham) ~~~ Exclaim + CoS + Stereogum

FRESH SNOW shares “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham) stream on CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, STEREOGUM, and EXCLAIM Magazine! WON available on digital & limited white vinyl 09/11 – PRE-ORDER

“close to 11 minutes in length, with the arrangement based around an insistent, fuzzy rock groove. It takes a dreamy turn a few minutes in, but the peace is interrupted when Abraham begins screaming bloody murder” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

“The 10-minute opus opens with clamoring drums and a methodical bass line curling up against synthesizer stutters. It’s a patient song, slowly building with layers of fuzz and locking into a groove. – It’s a powerful epic, contorting between psych meltdowns and post-rock sincerity.” ~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“And now, the motherlode. Fresh Snow have shared an enormous 11-minute monolith that comes bearing the generally amazing title “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth.”” ~ STEREOGUM

UPDATE: “Top 10 Songs Of The Week ~ File it next to Deafheaven under “screams to cry to.”” ~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Fresh Snow // Proper Burial (video) Noisey Premiere

Toronto instrumental four-piece FRESH SNOW is set to release their latest musical offering ‘WON’ on September 11. The album will be made available on vinyl/digitial (PRE-ORDER) via Hand Drawn Dracula and on limited cassette edition via Reel Cod Records. The album’s first single “Proper Burial” features vocals from DIANA’s Carmen Elle. This week they share the cinematic video, directed by Ghostprom, for the track over at Noisey.

“Fresh Snow is a band out of Toronto, ON that makes music blending together electronic and organic instruments to create a hard to classify sound ~ (Proper Burial) just a sample of what the band is capable of, creating huge sonic enviornments in relatively short amounts of time.” ~ NOISEY


Vallens // Dark Tunnel (Video) BUST Magazine Premiere

VALLENS “Dark Tunnel” video, directed by Adam Christopher Seward, premiered on BUST Magazine today — “an essential listen for fans of David Lynch’s acclaimed series and for anyone whose fingers are always on the pulse of new music.” ~ BUST

“The song rides a hypnotic, alt-rock-inclined shoegaze groove for close to four minutes. In that time — Dark Tunnel definitely lives up to its shadowy name” ~ EXCLAIM! Magazine

“I’ve fallen in love with Vallens, a shoegaze band from Toronto, and their music video for “Dark Tunnel.” It is a shadowy mirage through the woods, splashed with glitter and fairy lights.” ~ ROOKIE Mag

“Vallens s’invite à nos oreilles tel un énième remugle nébuleux et hypnotique émanant d’Ontario” ~ HARTZINE

UPDATE: “21 Female-Fronted Bands You Need To Listen To” ~ BUST Magazine

09.01.15 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall w/ La Luz
09.11.15 Hamilton ON : Supercrawl Festival
09.16.15 Montreal PQ : POP Montreal Festival
10.05.15 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe w/ A Place To Bury Strangers


HDD is proud to announce the release of FRESH SNOW‘s new album “WON”

Available September 11 on limited white vinyl (PRE-ORDER NOW) and featuring guest vocals by Carmen Elle (DIANA, Army Girls) and Damian Abraham (Fucked Up). Listen to the premiere stream of “Proper Burial (ft. Carmen Elle)” today on STEREOGUM

“The track combines Elle’s beautifully haunting vocals with eerie dripping ambiance, and Canadian songwriter Laura C. Bates’ backing vocals and violin looming in the background. The prominent grooving bass line carries you through on a gentle wave, while the drums build you up and echoing synths strike hard on screeching notes.” ~ STEREOGUM

+ Under The Radar / Indie Shuffle / Austin Town Hall / LOBF / Thrd Coast / Exclaim! / QBIM / Chartattack / WRSZW

Doomsquad // Ice Storm (Live) & Apocalypso (Video)

DOOMSQUAD stopped by Exclaim!TV between tours to perform “Ice Storm”… #MUSTWATCH

+ “Apocalypso” premiered today on FLOOD Magazine (US) and Line of Best Fit (UK). The video is part 2 of director Chris Boni’s visual concept of Pageantry Suite. The limited edition vinyl is ALMOST SOLD OUT… get one of the few remaining copies HERE.

“an experimental dance group who utilize world music, repetition, and psychedelic flourishes to craft their brand of rhythmic trance tunes” ~ FLOOD Magazine

“The Owen Pallet endorsed group’s immersive blend of progressive beats and stoned psychedelia matched perfectly here as the video’s protagonist is caught up in a trance like state at a UFO convention” ~ LOBF


“In June 1990, By Divine Right played our first show ever. On July 1 2015, we’re playing our biggest show ever. Harbourfront Centre is helping us celebrate 25 years by having us headline their Canada Day festival! We’re gathering a bunch of the great musicians who have spent time in the band, plus a few special friends to help celebrate our big day.” ~ José Miguel Contreras


Vallens // Dark Tunnel (Brooklyn Vegan Premiere)

VALLENS “Dark Tunnel” premiere and “Tennessee Haze” stream on BROOKLYN VEGAN today + 3 NXNE shows!

“Vallens’ dark and smoky sound – definitely has a certain Black Lodge je ne sais quoi” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

Hand Drawn Dracula // NXNE 2015

Make sure to catch HAND DRAWND DRACULA artists performing at this years’s NXNE Music Festival
See below for dates and times! (poster art by James Mejia)

// 06.17.2015 //
8PM ETIQUETTE @ Danforth Music Hall // Son Lux + Glass Animals
11PM DOOMSQUAD @ Lee’s Palace // Zola Jesus
1AM ROLEMODEL @ Lee’s Palace // Zola Jesus

// 06.19.2015 //
3PM VALLENS // HDD + M for Montreal present M For @ 159 Manning BBQ
8PM WISH @ Danforth Music Hall // Real Estate + Amen Dune
9PM VALLENS @ The Silver Dollar // Cassie Ramone + No Joy
10PM FRESH SNOW @ Lee’s Palace // Atlas Sound + Holydrug Couple

// 06.20.2015 //
4:45PM VALLENS @ The Garrison // Record Fair
8PM PRAISES @ Handlebar // ION Magazine Party
10PM BELIEFS @ Silver Dollar // No Joy
2AM DOOMSQUAD @ The Garrison // Darlene Shrugg + Jennifer Castle

// + //

June 19th M for 159 Manning BBQ (presented by NXNE, M for Montreal, Hand Drawn Dracula)
June 20th The Sonic Boom & PPOP Record Fair @ The Garrison





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