PORCH STORIES (SOUNDTRACK) Laura Barrett & José Contreras

The original soundtrack for PORCH STORIES features music from two of Canada’s finest songwriters, and the stars of the film, LAURA BARRETT & JOSE CONTRERAS. Listen to “the delicate, dramatic and dreamy lead single “You” above and via EXCLAIM // BUY HERE

With the blending of Kalimba and Spanish guitar, Contreras and Barrett create a magical atmosphere for the soundtrack of Porch Stories, a film by award winning Toronto producer and director, Sarah Goodman. Porch Stories is a touching, layered and musically-rich portrait of revolving stories – all connected by events on the porches of neighbouring homes. Porch Stories opens in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on June 19th at 6:45 (350 King St. W.).

DOOMSQUAD // Apocalypso + Ice Storm (BRBR session)

DOOMSQUAD perform “Apocalypso” at Candle Recording for BRBR French Canadian Television. DOOMSQUAD’S EP “Pageantry Suite” is available now on Limited Blue Vinyl (pre-order) and Premium Digital at HDD’s ONLINE STORE.


ETIQUETTE perform “Outside In” and “Pleasantries” at the historic Berkeley Church. Filmed in Toronto for BRBR Television by Gaëlle Legrand. Etiquette’s debut album Reminisce is available now on CD, Limited Vinyl, and Premium Digital // BUY HERE

09/10/15 Hamilton ON : Supercrawl w/ Corb Lund, Whitehorse
08/29/15 Toronto ON : Camp Wavelength w/ Do Make Say Think
07/26/15 Guelph ON : Hillside Music Festival
06/27/15 Toronto ON : NXNE Danforth Music Hall w/ Son Luxe, Glass Animals
05/30/15 Toronto ON : Artscape Gibraltar Point


DOOMSQUAD premiere “APOCALYPSO” on BROOKLYN VEGAN from PAGEANTRY SUITE EP. DIGITAL AVAILABLE NOW // Limited Blue Vinyl available June 16th via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/ROW) and Bella Union (UK/EU).

“These guys might be the most fascinating young band in Toronto right now” ~ REASONS TO LIVE ~ THE TORONTO STAR

“On their latest EP, the now Toronto-based siblings Trevor, Jaclyn and Allie Blumas continue their exploration of world music and dance, this time bringing the vocals to the forefront. The result is hypnotizing” ~ NNNN CRITICS PICK ~ NOW MAGAZINE

“Doomsquad is a Toronto-based art project made up of siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas, together making excellent electronic grooves in the vein of LCD Soundsystem, but with a huge dose of psychedelia.” ~ TRACK OF THE WEEK ~ ROUGH TRADE


VALLENS exclusive world premiere of TENNESSEE HAZE on VICE.COM // BUY HERE

“Vallens, who are influenced by Twin Peaks and recorded their album with a former member of Psychic TV, I was blown away — But name-checking aside, Vallens is actually good. The music is shoegazey, complex, and textured—don’t listen to it because it’s cool, listen to it because it’s a good song. Then buy their new album on Hand Drawn Dracula, a label that continues to be both stylish and full of substance.” ~ VICE.COM

07/19/15 Guelph ON : Incline / Decline Festival w/ Teenanger, Loom, Hooded Fang
06/25/15 Toronto ON : Smiling Budah w/ Them Are Us Too
06/19/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ The Silver Dollar w/ Cassie Ramone, No Joy
06/19/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ 159 Manning BBQ w/ Heaters
06/04/15 Hamilton ON : Baltimore House w/ Fake Palms, Mexican Slang
06/03/15 Toronto ON : Smiling Budah w/ Porches

ROLEMODEL // UNTIL (feat. Praises) Premiere

ROLEMODEL premiere “Until” feat. Jesse Crowe of BELIEFS / PRAISES // CLAIRE EP – BUY HERE

“The music of Rolemodel is often described as “dreamy,” “hazy,” “ethereal” – the list of adjectives with nods to the subconscious go on. This mood defined the pop-meets-shoegaze project’s 2013 full-length, Before Then Was Now, and continues on “Until,” an intoxicating new track” ~ FLAVORWIRE

06/17/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ Lee’s Palace w/ Doomsquad, Zola Jesus
05/16/15 Toronto ON : Drake Underground w/ Featurette


ETIQUETTE premiere their new video for Nine Circles minimal wave anthem “Twinkling Stars” (directed by Luke McCutchean) via Self-Titled Magazine, and announce several festivals including NXNE w/ Son Lux & Glass Animals, and Hillside Music Festival.

07/24/15 Guelph ON : Hillside Music Festival
06/27/15 Toronto ON : NXNE Danforth Music Hall w/ Son Luxe, Glass Animals
05/30/15 Toronto ON : Artscape Gibraltar Point
05/01/15 Ottawa ON : Ritual w/ Cold Specks