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
 
10.15 NYC – Alphaville w/ Ringo Deathstar, Dead Leaf Echoe, Lazyeyes, Vallens, Beliefs
10.22 Toronto – Bambi’s w/ Marriage, Mystic Triangle


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 – BUY HERE
 
“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!

“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

“Top 10 Songs Of The Week ~ File it next to Deafheaven under “screams to cry to.”” ~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
 
09/09 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddah w/ Carl Didur, Zones, Nailbiter
09/11 Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House (Supercrawl) w/ Chastity, Vallens, WISH, Beliefs, Doomsquad, Moon King
09/16 Montreal, QC – O Patro Vys (POP Montreal) w/ Etiquette, Vallens, WISH, Beliefs


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

09/16 Montreal, QC – POP Montreal Festival
09/11 Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl Festival
09/09 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddah ——- RELEASE PARTY *
08/22 Hamilton, ON – Strangewaves Music Festival #
* = w/ Zones, Nailbiter, Carl Didur
# = w/ Etiquette, Egyptrixx


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!

“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 stopped by Exclaim!TV between tours to perform “Ice Storm”.

+ “Apocalypso” premiered today on FLOOD Magazine (US) and Line of Best Fit (UK).

“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


VALLENS “Dark Tunnel” premiere + “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

06/19/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ 159 Manning BBQ w/ Heaters
06/19/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ The Silver Dollar w/ Cassie Ramone, No Joy
06/20/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ The Garrison w/ Un Blonde, Jennifer Castle, Doomsquad
06/25/15 Toronto ON : The Smiling Buddah w/ Them Are Us Too
07/16/15 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ MOURN
07/19/15 Guelph ON : Incline / Decline Festival w/ Teenanger, Loom, Hooded Fang