BELIEFS “Self-Titled” | limited smokey vinyl | BUY HERE

BELIEFS new video for “Carousel” off their self-titled debut album is Part Two in director Benjamin Portas’ HDD Video Trilogy. Part One was Dusted’s beautiful video for “Bruises”. Benjamin and Production Assistant Erica Beyea shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of their surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.

The “dreamier” and “hazy” new clip for “Carousel” debuted on Brooklyn Vegan to coincide with the Beliefs’ Brooklyn show at Shea Stadium. Look for a European tour this fall including a few festival stops.

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05/30/13 Brooklyn NY : Shea Stadium Brooklyn w/ Slowdance
06/15/13 Toronto ON : NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula showcase w/ Dusted, Tangiers

HAND DRAWN DRACULA //NXNE 2013
5 Year Anniversary Showcase!

Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Garrison
1197 Dundas St. W.

with

TANGIERS
(Reunited performing Hot New Spirits)
DUSTED
BELIEFS
COUSINS
DOOMSQUAD
BREEZE
DREAM AFFAIR
GREYS

 

BELIEFS / GREYS SPLIT 7″ LAUNCH!!
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BELIEFS “Long Wings” / GREYS “Dodgson” 7″ | HDD025 | BUY HERE

Scion Sessions and Hand Drawn Dracula combine for a second time on an original release pairing up bands from the family canon. On the occasion of the label’s 5th anniversary, two of its most peerless recent additions take grain of salt stabs on besting one another’s sound. Beliefs’ languid shoe-ward gaze raises to an accelerated pace on “Long Wings”, informed by Greys’ breakneck clip and guttural twists. The inverse: Greys’ deliberate “Dodgson” illuminates the gentleness hidden under their sludge. Almost too perfect a collaboration for already companion bands, who evidently could blur the line between them more often.

These two brand new tracks appear on opposing sides of a limited coloured & splattered vinyl 7″, hitting the streets at Hand Drawn Dracula’s NXNE party, June 15 at The Garrison (Toronto).


 

Hand Drawn Dracula is excited to announce TANGIERS as our headliner for NXNE 2013!
Photos by Tess Parks

Ten years ago, Toronto band Tangiers recorded and released their debut record “Hot New Spirits”. These life long friends recorded this document  live off the floor to tape,  thus beginning a whirlwind of chaotic live shows, critical acclaim and heavy strange wildness.  Tangiers was built with equal measure muscular intensity and lithe weirdo damaged poetry.

Blending core rock and roll, manic energy, and an outsider art soul, Tangiers predated a Toronto band explosion to come. Their unhinged energy and “locals only” city kid aesthetic came along with a rancid garbage strike and a sweltering heat wave. International recognition suggested a star on the precipice of birth, instead implosion.

It was over for this original line up in under a year.
10 years later Tangiers are reforming for a show, because playing feels good.

 
“Hot New Spirits is the lost gem of that time—an anxious, nervy, joyous announcement to the world. Other bands would come to define the scene and the decade, but this is what it sounded like before we knew where we were going – Top 10 Canadian albums of the decade” ~ MACLEANS

“Americas, here is your garage-rock underdog. 8.2” – PITCHFORK
 


 
BY DIVINE RIGHT are pleased to announce the release of their 9th album, Organized Accidents, scheduled to be released June 4, 2013. Organized Accidents is the culmination of José Contreras’ songwriting and production pursuits. Written and recorded in a forest just outside of Toronto, Contreras has continued his explorations of ambience and deconstruction with a tight knit group of friends, including current BDR members Geordie Dynes (Mark Inside) and Alysha Haugen (Sheezer).

Listen to ORGANIZED ACCIDENTS now via Exclaim!, CBC Music, or AUX TV!

LP, CD, DIGITAL // June 4th 2013 // ORDER NOW

ON TOUR
06.14 · Toronto ON, NXNE @ St James Park
07.04 · Sault Ste Marie ON, Loplops
07.05 · Thunder Bay ON, Crocks
07.06 · Winnipeg MB, The Pyramid
07.09 · Regina SK, O’Hanlons
07.10 · Edmonton AB, Wunderbar
07.12 · Kelowna BC, Habitat
07.14 · Vancouver BC, The Cobalt
07.18 · Calgary AB, The Palomino
07.19 · Ness Creek SK, Ness Creek Festival
07.20 · Saskatoon SK, Vangelis
08.03 · Toronto ON, Lee’s Palace


DUSTED have a new video for “Bruises” off their critically acclaimed album Total Dust. The shimmering flares of sunlight and soft focus of the video pairs perfectly with Dusted’s fuzzed out guitars and haunting vocals. Director Benjamin Portas, a friend and collaborator of Hand Drawn Dracula (Beliefs’ “Lilly” and “Carousel” videos) and Production Assistant Erica Beyea shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of their surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.

Total Dust was described as a “dewy lo-fi pop ramble, with sweetly multi-tracked vocals, cavernous layers of melancholy guitar strums, and galloping, off-kilter percussion” by Spin Magazine. Total Dust is available on limited maroon-coloured LP (only a few copies left) and CD in our ONLINE STORE.

DUSTED TOUR DATES
08/02/13 Montreal, PQ – Osheaga
08/01/13 Montreal, PQ – Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile w/ Valleys, Besnard Lakes
06/15/13 Toronto, ON – NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula showcase

HDD’s been working closely this past year with Cousins on their new record “The Halls of Wickwire” and it’s a good one! The album was recorded with HDD collaborators Graham Walsh (HOLY FUCK) and engineer Josh Korody (BELIEFS). More news, dates, and a proper press release with all the info soon! In the meantime, watch the UK premiere of their new video “What’s Your Name?” from the forthcoming digital single and full length LP. UK/EU/CAN Tour Dates listed HERE and below:

06/22/13 Calgary AB : Sled Island
06/21/13 Calgary AB : Sled Island
06/15/13 Toronto ON : NXNE ~ Hand Drawn Dracula Showcase
06/07/13 Halifax NS : Obey Convention ~ Bus Stop Theatre
05/31/13 Osnabruck DE : Kleine Freiheit
05/30/13 Hamburg DE : Molotow
05/29/13 Berlin DE : Crystal
05/24/13 Amsterdam NL : Delicatessen Zeeburg
05/18/13 Brighton UK : The Great Escape ~ The Hope Artrocker Stage (7:45 pm)
05/17/13 Brighton UK : The Great Escape ~ Blind Tiger Club (2:45 pm)
05/15/13 London UK : Lock Tavern
05/15/13 London UK : Shacklewell Arms