2010 HDD/159 Manning BBQ


The HDD/159 Manning BBQ coinciding with NXNE was a huge success and the annual event is now seeing similar community parties being organized around the music festival.

This year performances included BAD TITS, BRIAN BORCHERDT (Fields of Fur), Deloro, Rich Aucoin and Violent Soho. Video of BRIAN BORCHERDT by Tim McCready : timmccready.tv.

Postdata ‘Tobias Grey’ Video

POSTDATA (Paul Murphy of WINTERSLEEP) has a brand-new music video for ‘Tobias Grey’ directed by Chris Mills (The Dead Weather, Modest Mouse, Buck 65). Limited edition Postdata Vinyl still available!

2010 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE Long List

Congratulations to BY DIVINE RIGHT for their 2010 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE Long List nomination for Mutant Message!!! Keeping good company amongst some amazing Canadian talent!

By Divine Right: I Will Hook You Up | From: Mutant Message (2010) | Director: Ben Srokosz

HDD NXNE 2010


Hand Drawn Dracula and The Drake Underground present an HDD Showcase Thursday June 17th at NXNE 2010. 4am last call!

Little Girls (12am)
Bishop Morocco (11pm)
Bad Tits (10pm)
Fields of Fur (9pm)
Rituals (8pm)

NXNE: Feature | Bishop Morocco | NOW Magazine
NXNE: A Buffet for the Ears | Bad Tits | The Star
NXNE: Must Sees | Bishop Morocco | Herohill
NXNE: Thursday Picks | Indie Music Filter
NXNE: Recommend | NXEW

“Sebastien Grainger (DFA’79, Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains) and Josh Reichmann (ex-Tangiers, Jewish Legend) create greasy, industrial disco, drizzled with danceable beats and carried by Grainger’s soulful howl and Reichmann’s rock-and-roll jangle.” – The Star

By Divine Right ‘Cupid in Oilskins’ Video


Cupid in Oilskins is the soundtrack to director Jose Miguel Contreras’ (aka Salvatore Splattorini) three minute homage to the films of George Romero & Lucio Fulci. Jose’s music video sends up zombie cinema with a tongue in cheek humor and DIY attitude that is BY DIVINE RIGHT.

Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to present Cupid in Oilskins from BDR’s Mutant Message – “a compact, potent collection of punchy hooks delivered with devil-may-care energy.” – The National Post

Bad Tits ‘Bankok Hilton’ Video


BAD TITSBankok Hilton from Garbage Night EP & 7″ (edition of 300) directed by Alex Jones.

“As BAD TITS, Sebastien Grainger and Josh Reichmann delve deeper into the garage-y post-punk inclinations of their former projects, and experiment a bit more with electronics.” – XLR8R

“A propulsive bit of strangeness that sounds like Philip Glass mashed into Bronski Beat mashed into David Bowie. From the forthcoming Garbage Night 7″ EP on sexy new Hand Drawn Dracula label.” – The Star

Bishop Morocco ‘Last Year’s Disco Guitars’ Video


HDD is pleased to release the debut single Last Year’s Disco Guitars by Toronto’s BISHOP MOROCCO, the remix by HOLY FUCK‘s Graham Walsh and the music video directed by Eva Michon (ghostdiamond.com). Download Last Year’s Disco Guitars digital single HERE.

Postdata on ‘Camera Music’


POSTDATA (Paul Murphy with Tim D’Eon of WINTERSLEEP) performs Easter, Tobias Grey, Paranoid Clusters, Drift, The Coroner and Close the Window. This episode of CAMERA MUSIC by Scott Cudmore was shot in Paris during POSTDATA‘s mini European tour with David Bazan in the winter 2010.

2009 FAVORITES & RECOMMENDS

HDD’s 2009 Year End Recommended Music List includes…
Fergus & Geronimo, Julianna Barwick, The Babies, Salem, Beach Fossils…

»»» Read the full list HERE

HDD’s JULIE FADER made CBC Radio3‘s Top Songs of the year with Maps and topped Herohill‘s and POLARIS Jury Member’s Best Canadian LPs lists.

»»» Read the full HDD list HERE

Brian Borcherdt ‘While I Was Asleep’ Video


Award winning director Drew Lightfoot brings a haunting video to BRIAN BORCHERDT‘s While I Was Asleep from Coyotes.
Go to www.drewlightfoot.com to see more of Drew’s videos.









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