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


Doomsquad // Two-Way Mirror (VIDEO) Premiere

DOOMSQUAD “Two-Way Mirror” video premiere on HUH MAGAZINE (UK) + BROOKLYN VEGAN (US) + Q&A feature in THE WILD MAGAZINE (US) + a photoshoot with Brad Casey (above photo credit) with costumes made by Heather English.
PAGEANTRY SUITE limited blue vinyl shipping now via THE HDD STORE.


DOOMSQUAD play Prague CZ (06.10), NYC’s Northside Festival @ Rough Trade (06.13), and NXNE w/ ZOLA JESUS (06.17), before heading back on the “ZODIAC” summer tour with FUCKED UP. Dates listed below w/ more TBA.

*** WIN a pair of tickets to FUCKED UP / DOOMSQUAD @ The Wick NYC on June 26 via BROOKLYN VEGAN


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

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.

More festival dates added, including Northside Fest, Camp Wavelength, Incline/Decline, NXNE & more! Dates listed HERE.

Etiquette // Outside In & Pleasantries (BRBR Session)

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 at HDD STORE.







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