Bruce Peninsula ‘Open Flames’ and Tour

Bruce Peninsula (photo by Norman Wong)

Hand Drawn Dracula is proud to be working with BRUCE PENINSULA, who return with their sophomore full-length album, Open Flames, October 4th 2011. The multi-musician ensemble gives us 10 new, sprawling songs, drawn from the skin of a drum and sung from deep down in the gut.

It has been quite a journey. Bruce Peninsula’s previous record, 2009’s self-released debut, A Mountain Is A Mouth immediately caught fire, garnering countless glowing reviews and a Polaris Music Prize long-list nomination. Their raucous, big top live show, featuring at times, a 10-musician sprawl, has converted audiences across the continent with headline appearances at SXSW, Pop Montreal and Halifax Pop Explosion. Songs from that album (along with Open Flames’ opening track) were used to score the full-length feature film Small Town Murder Songs, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Watch the Bruce Penisula Trailers

Watch these BRUCE PENINSULA trailers / snapshots for Open Flame (above) and In Your Light (below) directed by Neil Haverty and Lara Mrkoci. From the full-length album Open Flames, available October 4th 2011 on Hand Drawn Dracula.

Little Girls ‘CULTS’

Hand Drawn Dracula welcomes Toronto’s LITTLE GIRLS to the label! CULTS EP is set to be released September 6th 2011 on limited red vinyl and digital.

Little Girls began in January 2009 as the solo recording project of multi-instrumentalist Josh McIntyre who, at the time, was one-half of Toronto shoegaze duo Pirate/Rock. While Little Girls is a four-piece live experience, CULTS was performed and recorded by Josh. The music combines elements of new wave and post punk with layers of fuzz to create murky yet melodic walls of sound. Influences are drawn everywhere from both ’80s post-punk as well as hip hop production of the late J Dilla.

In less than two years, McIntyre has released five singles, two EPs and an LP, on a variety of independent labels, including Brooklyn-based Mexican Summer and Captured Tracks, and Sixteen Tambourines in Japan. Meanwhile, Little Girls has been touring as a four-piece band, completing a major North American tour in late 2009, followed by numerous forays into the U.S. and throughout Eastern Canada, including appearances at NXNE (Toronto), SXSW (Austin, TX) and CMJ (NYC).

The music combines elements of new wave and post punk with layers of fuzz to create murky yet melodic walls of sound. Influences are drawn everywhere from both ’80s post-punk as well as hip hop production of the late J Dilla.

Little Girls’ press exposure has included “Essential Tracks” honours in the Globe and Mail (Toronto) and “New Band of the Day” in the Guardian (U.K.), as well as a NOW Magazine cover and coverage in Dazed and Confused, Eye Weekly, Nylon and Fader, among many others.

Mausoleum ‘(Meth) Hunters’ Video

MAUSOLEUM ‘(Meth) Hunters’ video from EP directed by David F. M. Hanes.

“Mausoleum is more about evoking an era, that very first tip over from punk into Goth and New Wave, than about echoing any one particular band. The Toronto trio has certainly got the frantic energy of that period – still punkishly aggressive and combative even as it flirted with the prettiness, melodrama and keyboards to come – down pat on the three curt, energetically brooding post-punk ditties collected on this set.”
( / Toronto Star) – Ben Rayner

“Mausoleum ‘(Meth) Hunters’ – Not only does this song sound like it was recorded in the studio next door to Echo and the Bunnymen in 1981, the video for these Toronto new wave punks’ single catches some snippets from the era of big black hair, egyptian eyeliner, skinny ties and moshpits. Love it.” (YVYNYL)

Josh Reichmann ‘Wildly Waiting’ Video

JOSH REICHMANN ‘Wildly Waiting’ video from ‘After Live’ directed by Henry Sansom and James Mejia.

“[After Live] is all about synthetic, folkloric, body-horror-rocking strangeness — imagine 30 minutes on mushrooms with loops of Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” in one ear, elec­tro remixes of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in the other and eyes glued to Bob Dylan’s Don’t Look Back on a blood-soaked screen.”
(The Montreal Mirror)

“After Live is a striking collection of dark, forward-thinking pop music that might just be his best work yet.” NNNN (Now Magazine)

2011 NXNE Showcase

The Garrison, Toronto ON
Saturday June 18th 2011


Visuals by Jamie Harley
In the Front Room:

Presented by
Hand Drawn Dracula
Unfamiliar Records

Bishop Morocco ‘Daydream Nation’

BISHOP MOROCCO, Sebadoh, Devendra Banhart, The Constantines and more featured on The Daydream Nation soundtrack/trailer. “JUNO as reimagined by David Lynch or a funnier, sunnier Donnie Darko” – Variety

Josh Reichmann ‘All Day Wrong Remix’

JOSH REICHMANN video for ‘All Day Wrong (Sebastien Grainger Remix)’ from his upcoming release
‘After Live’. Video by James Mejia. Read the article and video premiere.

By Divine Right on CAMERA MUSIC

CAMERA MUSIC follows BY DIVINE RIGHT around Orangville, Ontario and documents conversations and performances of 2002-2003, Come for a Ride, Eating the Ghost and Mountain’s Friend.

Watch part two, three and four below »»»
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2011 CMW Showcase & Mixtape

The Garrison, Toronto ON
Thursday March 10 2011


Hand Drawn Dracula and Unfamiliar Records release their 2011 CMW MIXTAPE with new and exclusive music from label artists BRIAN BORCHERDT, JOSH REICHMANN, No Gold, Makeout Videotape…

01. Brian Borcherdt – All Goes Down (unmastered studio from summer 2011 release)
02. Makeout Videotape – Only You
03. Josh Reichmann – All Day Wrong (from spring 2011 release)
04. No Gold – Rainforts
05. Rattail – Polkadots
06. Mausoleum – Hunters
07. Rituals – Our Blood (mastered studio from upcoming 2011 release)
08. Little Girls – Nights Out
09. Actual Water – Summer in the End
10. Bishop Morocco – Our Time
11. Holy Fuck – Red Lights (Sebastien Grainger Remix)

Bishop Morocco ‘Our Time’ Video

BISHOP MOROCCO perform ‘Our Time’ in rehearsal from their debut album. Video directed by Henry Sansom & James Mejia.






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