07.09.16 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Casper Skulls, Yi
08.17.16 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival w/ Beliefs
“The Toronto band doesn’t pull any punches in their abstract new clip. ~ explores ashen, textured rock music that’s often
shoegaze-y, but songs like “Karen” nod toward Sonic Youth’s tightly wound and distraught melodies” ~ THE FADER
Full length recorded with Jeff Berner of Psychic TV at his now defunct studio Galuminum Foil in Brooklyn, followed by several months recording songs at Candle Recording with Josh Korody (Beliefs, Wish). VALLENS debut album Consent out June 24th via Hand Drawn Dracula.
9/10 “psych-heavy meditations” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE
NNNN “The Toronto trio’s idiosyncratic blend of psychedelic rock, techno, industrial,
New Age and cosmic folk has solidified into a sound that’s unmistakably their own” ~ NOW MAGAZINE
ALBUM OF THE DAY // May 4th 2016 ~ BBC RADIO 6 (UK)
#3 National Electronic Chart ~ Earshot Magazine (CAN)
#2 most added album CMJ National Radio (USA)
“GET THERE”, an outtake from the LEAPER recording sessions, features vocals by fellow Toronto musician Jonathan Rogers (Elsa, The Seams), and describes “a road trip that feel like it will never end, running from your life and having no idea where you’re going.” ~ Jesse Crowe.
“Beliefs Share “Get There,” A Lucid Shoegazing Odyssey ~ the sensation of getting lost in a current, the kind of zoning out commonly associated with this kind of shoegaze. But the propulsion driving it is benevolent and calming” ~ The FADER
“Get There is a starry collaboration between them and fellow Toronto band Elsa’s Jonathan Rogers, and it makes it sound like life’s all about the journey.” ~ STEREOGUM
With the release of Total Time just a few weeks away, DOOMSQUAD have today unveiled a visually arresting and suitably psychedelic video for current single ‘Pyramids On Mars’. Co-directed by Ghostprom and Trevor Blumas for PORCH, ‘Pyramids On Mars’ is shot in a dreamlike desert landscape: “The video is about the cyclical nature of time in correlation with memory, biology and the environment”, say Doomsquad. “It examines the polarities of drought and abundance, barrenness and vitality, male and female, singularly and plurality through a psychic quagmire of astral dust and mirrors.”
The band will be celebrating the album’s release in Toronto on May 14th at The Smiling Buddha while debuting their new live lineup featuring Josh & Jesse Hasko (NYC).
“Not your average family band – “Pyramids On Mars” is filled with echoey effects, rapid-fire percussion, and a warbling, ominous bass synth melody—the hallmarks of quirky sci-fi sonics.” ~ THE FADER
Check out the band’s creepy new website, 666hell.net, and tour dates below. Total Time is out April 29 on Bella Union in the U.S. and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada. /// PRE-ORDER NOW via iTunes or HDD Store.
“Even 40 years on from the dawn of punk, shaving your head can still be a rebellious move. For a woman, it’s an especially profound gesture. It’s the complete removal from a capitalist hierarchy, from the monetisation of female beauty. Don’t want to partake in the endless beauty chase? Shave it all off and let the world stare.
Thankfully, director Ivy Lovell captured the process, and an oddly intimate experience – matched to the searingly truthful music of Beliefs, it’s a coruscating listen and an addictive watch” ~ CLASH (UK)
04/22/16 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall – Toronto ON w/ Casper Skulls, SUUNS
“Nailbiter Creates a Swarm of Sound on ‘Sworm’ ~ After releasing its tense debut album, Formats, back in September via Hand Drawn Dracula, Korody is now sharing his next effort, “Sworm.” Created solely with synthesizers, the anxiety-evoking track is a more experimental take on Korody’s guitar-less side. The surging rhythmic collection explores Korody’s modular potential, much like improvisational session recorded at his apartment party in October, the first in a series of live sessions.” ~ SPIN Magazine
Nailbiter (Josh Korody of BELIEFS / WISH) also recently released a new Live Improvised #1 session via Hand Drawn Dracula. The track was recorded live on October 4th, 2015 in his living room in front of small group of friends and musicians from the Toronto indie music scene. The experimental electronic session is the first in a series of live sessions. (photo by Harley Haskett)
“Toronto’s Nailbiter brings an entirely different trance-inducing force. The modular electronic solo project of Josh Korody finds his dreams of wires shifting into industrial nightmares.” ~ AUX TV
“One truly instrumental highlight of that EP was the epic “King Twink Rides Again,” ~ the experimental cut-up experience—made by Craig Orrett and Sturdy Films—is a beautiful traverse through woods, streams, and states of mind.” ~ FLOOD Magazine
02/19/16 Toronto ON : Endless City Gallery w/ Blue Light, Andrew Roy ~ FACEBOOK
DOOMSQUAD premiere “Solar Ass” via Noisey (Canada, France, Italy, UK, USA) from their second full length album, Total Time, out April 29th 2016 on Bella Union / Hand Drawn Dracula.
“unearthly meditative dance track features desonant vocalization and techno loops that hang on the strand of buzzing bass lines and collection of drums that create an intoxicating loop of atmopsheric immersion” ~ NOISEY (CAN) / NOISEY (FR) / NOISEY (IT)