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
DREAM AFFAIR | From Now On | from: From Now On EP | directed by Jeremy Jansen
“The clip’s dark tone befits the song’s noisy, goth tinged electro-rock mood. We see flashing lights and and a disorienting quick edits while barely recognizable hands and faces emerge from behind some sort of translucent screen, making the whole thing resemble a shadowy nightmare.” ~ EXCLAIM!
DUSTED shares two early, unreleased tracks… “No Trouble” (the never-before-heard track is available as a free download via Soundcloud) and “In Yr Skull” (originally available at CMJ as an extremely limited edition flexidisc split with METZ).
Both tracks feature HOLY FUCK as backing band, with BRIAN BORCHERDT on vocals and guitar, Brad Kilpatrick on drums, Matt McQuaid on bass and Graham Walsh also on guitar. Anna Edwards provides background vocals on “No Trouble”.
March 14 Austin, TX – SXSW Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly – 9 pm
March 15 Austin, TX – SXSW Halifax Pop Explosion Party @ Friends – 1:45 pm
March 15 Austin, TX – SXSW Under The Radar Party @ Flamingo Cantina – 3:15 pm
March 16 Austin, TX – SXSW Halifax Pop Explosion @ Friends – 11 pm
April 5 Guelph, ON – Kazoo Fest *
April 7 Hamilton, ON – This Aint Hollywood *%
April 11 Kitchener – Waterloo, ON – Starlight *#
April 12 Ottawa, ON – Pressed *^
April 13 Montreal, ON – TBA ^
April 20 Kingston, ON – Grad Club *
April 26 London, ON – APK
April 27 Toronto, ON – Parkdale Library *
August 2-4 Montreal, PQ – Osheaga, Parc Jean-Drapeau
# Absolutely Free, % Blackburn, ^ Ell V Gore, * Rituals
“using their seminal influences as a catalyst rather than template, “their self-titled debut album is a frighteningly assured and expansive effort, recalls last decade’s High Water Marks, Women or Deerhunter” ~ Rough Trade UK
“Layers of dreamy barely-there vocals, thick crunchy guitar chords, feedback overtones and urgent drums propel this addictive, rousing shoe-gaze anthem.” ~ Rough Trade/The Guardian UK
“The album will please fuzz-lovers with distortion-filled amp-melters like “Catch My Breath,” while seven-and-a-half minute closer “Gallows Bird” begins with contemplative arpeggios before exploding into a cinematic epic.” ~ EXCLAIM!
Just ahead of their debut album (ORDER HERE), BELIEFS release a stunning new video for “Lilly“, directed by Ivy Lovell and Benjamin Portas. “Lilly” premiered on Stereogum, Paper Magazine, Chartattack, & Exclaim! Magazine. “Catch My Breath” is also named Track Of The Week over at Rough Trade & The Guardian UK.
“You are invited too the strangest of dinner parties in Beliefs’ video for “Lilly.” The Toronto shoegazers deliver a hazy Matthew Barney-like fever dream with black and pink spaghetti served as the main course.” ~ Stereogum
BELIEFS TOUR DATES
03/30/13 Toronto, ON : The Garrison w/ Kestrels, Decades, Greys *** Record Release Party
03/23/13 Brooklyn, NY : Shea Stadium Brooklyn w/ Black Marble
03/22/13 Boston, MA : PA’s Lounge w/ 28 Degrees Taurus
03/19/13 Chicago, IL : The Empty Glass w/ Jacco Gardner
03/16/13 Austin, TX : SXSW, Empire Room w/ KXP, Heliotropes, Hott MT
03/10/13 St. Louis, MO : Blank Space w/ Heliotropes
03/09/13 Louisville, KY : Zanzabar w/ Heliotropes
03/08/13 Charleston, WV : The Empty Glass w/ Heliotropes
03/07/13 Pittsburgh, PA : 6119 w/ Heliotropes
03/06/13 Brooklyn, NY : Death By Audio w/ Heliotropes
02/27/13 Toronto, ON : The Garrison w/ Grounders, Beach Fossils
DREAM AFFAIR ‘FROM NOW ON’
1. From Now On
2. All I Want
3. Torn Apart
4. The Porter
5. Over and Over
Excited about the first release from Hand Drawn Dracula label division ARTIFICIAL RECORDS! DREAM AFFAIR ‘From Now On‘ is a post-punk, synth-laden, stark and industrial statement already earning attention from Pitchfork and interview/feature track premiere via NOISEY.
Out February 26th and 12″ EP (digital) & April 9th, 2013.
01/26/13 Brooklyn, NY : 131 Chrystie Street
03/01/13 Montreal, PQ : Katacombes
03/02/13 Toronto, ON : Double Double Land
03/15/13 Austin, TX : SXSW – Soho Lounge