Doomsquad at The ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

Last winter, two monthly events took Toronto by storm, drawing sold out crowds and incredible artists. One was AGO First Thursdays, a monthly celebration of music, art, and culture that opened up the doors to Toronto’s most prestigious art museum to throngs of new audiences. The other was Long Winter, a monthly event at The Great Hall that featured the city’s most cutting-edge independent and underground musicians, artists, performers, and DJs. For one night only, on January 2, the two events merge for AGO First Thursdays: Long Winter Takeover.

The 5th floor of the AGO’s contemporary tower will turn into a music and installation space, featuring performances by Snowblink and Doomsquad w/ Not The Wind Not The Flag, and immersive installations by Paul Kneale, Tough Guy Mountain, and Anni Spadafora. Plus, a conversation with artists Shary Boyle, Vanessa Dunn, Petra Collins and Aminah Sheikh, presented by After School and Hazlitt.

Meanwhile, in Galleria Italia, DJ Stelmanis (Katie Stelmanis of Austra) will spin. In the Atrium, Dangling Participle, presented by Kate Young, Adam Terejko, Dan Thornhill, Robin Clason, Cell Memory, and Processor, will create an interactive video portrait installation with a live soundtrack. And Isla Craig and Henri Fabergé will offer pop-up performances around the galleries. Plus enjoy a Moroccan menu, cash bars around the Gallery and more!

A First Thursday like no other – don’t miss it!

Music by Snowblink, Doomsquad & much MORE

Weeknight Join HDD’s Artificial Label Division

We’re pleased to announce that Weeknight have joined HDD’s Artificial label division! Listen to ‘Im The Beaches (The ’77 Switchblade Remix)’ below and pick up the limited tour cd (including remix) at the following dates w/ Phantogram. Announcing the debut Weeknight LP in 2014 soon!

12/04 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
12/05 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
12/06 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
12/07 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
12/08 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
12/28 The Drake – Toronto, ON w/ Doomsquad, etiquette, Phedre

Doomsquad – Ovoo (Video) Single & Tour

DOOMSQUAD release a new video for “Ovoo” and the digital single “Ovoo / The Cools” via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/US/World) and No Pain In Pop (EU/UK). The trio begin their mini tour of EU/UK with No Joy, Jessy Lanza, and Dead Gaze this week. The video was directed by Chris Boni and the single features art by Randy Grskovic.

Premiered: Line of Best Fit (UK) // Featured: MTV (DE), Spindle Mag (UK), Subbacultcha (NE), Indienative (JP), Warszawa (JP), Hartzine (FR), Rock Club (UK), Sonic More, QBIM, Silent Shout, BlogTO, Chartattack, Exclaim! Magazine, Impose Magazine (US), Notes from Left of the Dial (US), No Fear of Pop (DE)

Stream ‘The Cools’: BBC Radio 6 (UK)

Tiers “Winter”

Tiers are Jennifer Mears (vocals, synth, electronics) and Cult of Youth‘s Glenn Maryansky (electronics, synth, bass). “Winter” music video directed by Adam Seward and premiered on Hartzine (FR), Mishka (NYC), IndieNative (JP), and Brooklyn Vegan.

Pre-order Tiers’ Winter 12″ (deluxe packaging) via HDD sub-label Artificial Records.

HDD030: ‘MILKIN’ IT’ by Various Artists

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HDD PRESENTS… MILKIN’ IT · NIRVANA “IN UTERO” TRIBUTE by a selection of bands from Toronto. Curated by Wooden Sky, Greys, and Hand Drawn Dracula. Mastered by Gavin Gardiner at Lacquer Channel, Toronto, Canada. Project information, artist biographies and FREE digital download available HERE.

// Premieres on Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, auxTV, NOW, Chartattack, MUCHMusic, Indienative (JP), Hartzine (FR), Vapor Music, NY Magazine, Silent Shout, QBIM, Wavelength

Beliefs Video & European Tour


BELIEFS are setting out on their first European Tour with stops at the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, Incubate in Holland, and a DJ Night at 8MM in Berlin. Only a few copies of their debut on smokey coloured vinyl are still available via the HDD Store!

She Comes Alive” premiered on NME (UK)
featured on Indienative (JP), Sounds Better w Reverb (AU), Exclaim! (CAN) + Ride the Tempo

BELIEFS TOUR
09.08.13 – Grolsch Festival Party @ TiFF – Toronto, ON
09.19.13 – Harlem Bar – Reykjavik IS
09.21.13 – Incubate Festival – Tilburg NL
09.22.13 – JC Den Eglantier – Antwerp BE
09.25.13 – Hafen 2 – Offenbach DE
09.26.13 – West Germany – Berlin DE
09.28.13 – Reeperbahnn Festival – Hamburg DE
09.30.13 – Seabright Arms – London UK
10.01.13 – Pivo – Glasgow UK
10.02.13 – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool UK
10.03.13 – Old Blue Last – London UK
10.04.13 – Espace B – Paris FR
10.20.13 – Piston – Toronto ON w/ is/is

Breeze ‘Dolls’ Video


BREEZE release a new video directed by Adam Seward (Rituals).
“Get carried away by the propulsive bass line and shimmering guitars while watching the video for new single ‘Dolls’” ~ LOBF UK

“Dolls” premiered on The Line of Best Fit (UK), Subbacultcha (NL), Indienative (JP) + Video of the Week: Hartizne (FR)

Breeze photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick.
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By Divine Right ‘Zoomies’ Video

BY DIVINE RIGHT launch a new video for the sun drenched tune “Zoomies” from the critically acclaimed “Organized Accidents“.

The third video in a trilogy of work by Australian-born director Benjamin Portas, the visuals shimmer and flicker with vibrant washes of colour like summer sun bouncing off cottage windows reflecting the tune’s musical exploration of ambience and deconstruction. Portas used heavily treated pinhole footage collected in fields in Canada and Australia. Goerdie Dynes (drummer) also made a road video for Zoomies HERE.

WATCH BENJAMIN PORTAS’ HDD TRILOGY HERE!
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Doomsquad “Eternal Return” Video

DOOMSQUAD release a hypnotic new video for “Eternal Return” from their Artificial EP and their upcoming HDD full-length debut. Director Steve Reaume created the video “using his own algorithm that visually interprets the song mathematically. This results in a unique formation of blurred, grainy lines, slowly moving in kaleidoscope vision, triggering swift, paralyzing light as they begin to form more detailed objects ~ find yourself lost between their spiritual forces and a wicked video that matches the vibe perfectly.” (via Portals)

Doomsquad will be touring Eastern Canada with HSY this September/October, followed by a tour of the UK/EU in November.

“Eternal Return” premiered on Portals and is featured as “Video of the Week” in Hartzine (Paris).
+ Subbacultcha (NL) + Exclaim! + Silent Shout + QBiM + Chartattack + Rock Club UK

Beliefs w/ Martha (and the Muffins) “Echo Beach”

42BELIEFS are joined by original Martha & The Muffins singer Martha Johnson on their rendition of the classic Toronto tune “Echo Beach” from their seminal album “Metro Music” which landed at number 42 on NOW Magazine’s Top 50 Toronto Albums list.

MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS // METRO MUSIC (1979) : With a British record deal, a hit in Echo Beach and Metro Music’s cover designed by Peter Saville, Martha and the Muffins were never confined to the CanCon ghetto. The group’s core was singer Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane, but the original lineup, including sax player Andy Haas, shone with jazzy inventiveness. (Read via NOW Magazine)









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 FREE #DOOMSQUAD Show Tonight @emptybottle Chicago! Follow @eldoomsquad  #Doomsquad play the 12th @ Minneapolis College of Art & Design / 13th Minneapolis @ Organ Hause / 14th Chicago @emptybottle -- @eldoomsquad  @kyleedwardconnolly & @jessecrowe DJ night #beliefsband  COUSINS play the 12th in Kingston @ The Grad House / 11th in London @ Call the Office / 10th in Guelph @ Kazoo! Fest ~ eBar --- !  #Doomsquad at Los Globos LA // photo by @holloweyed // follow @eldoomsquad  #fbf Last year's #NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula showcase w/ Tangiers, Dusted, Beliefs, Cousins, Doomsquad, Greys, Breeze, & Dream Affair!!! Announcing 2014 line up soon!




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