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
6. Jasper
 
Excited about the first release from Hand Drawn Dracula label division ARTIFICIAL RECORDS! DREAM AFFAIRFrom 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

BELIEFS #1 BUZZ in this week’s issue of NME MAGAZINE!

Beamed up from the same Canadian hype scene that made good with Grimes and Doldrums, Toronto duo Beliefs are, in a musical sense, the blissed-out siblings of their freaky Montreal buddies. Clinging to the shaky shoegaze train, they manage to not be totally boring – unlike 99.9 per cent of their genre compatriots. Songs like ‘Catch My Breath’ give a serotonin injection to soaring dreampop that’s every bit as spiritual as their name suggests. What’s more, singer-guitarist Jesse Crowe used to have a hairdressing salon called – ahem – Grateful Head.

Their self-titled debut LP – out March 4 on No Pain In Pop [March 5th on Hand Drawn Dracula & Manimal] – promises nifty cuts of the sonic variety.
 
BELIEFS SELF TITLED (BUY HERE)
 
photo by Laura Lynn-Petrick

BELIEFS new video for bonus digital single “Violets“, directed by Adam Christopher Seward, premiered on MuchMusic’s The Wedge, Exclaim!, Chartattack, & NYLON.

BELIEFS Self Titled LP on Limited Smokey Vinyl (BUY HERE)


 
BY DIVINE RIGHT return with a brand new album this spring and are prepping by hitting the road with Halifax duo Cousins and Shotgun Jimmie! BDR Organized Accidents out May 7th 2013!   (tour poster by Maryanna Hardy)

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02/23/13 Montreal PQ : TBA w/ Cousins
02/22/13 Kingston ON : The Mansion w/ Cousins
02/21/13 Ottawa ON : Zaphods
02/17/13 Hamilton ON : Casbah w/ Cousins
02/16/13 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ Shotgun Jimmie, Cousins
02/13/13 Waterloo ON : The Starlight w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/09/13 Windsor : The Phog w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/08/13 Chatam ON : Cultural Centre Studio A w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/07/13 London ON : Call The Office w/ Shotgun Jimmie


BELIEFS‘ new track Gallows Bird premiered on PITCHFORK today and on STEREOGUM!!!

PRE-ORDER BELIEFS “Self Titled” LP available in a limited run of 300 Clear Smokey Vinyl.
 
BELIEFS // SELF TITLED
HDD021 (BUY HERE)

01. Iron Streams
02. Catch My Breath
03. Strangers
04. Waiting For The World To End
05. Dead Water
06. Mitte
07. Lilly
08. She Comes Alive
09. Carousel
10. Gallows Bird
11. Violets (digital bonus)

EXCLAIM!TV was invited to Candle Recording to shoot a session with Toronto shoe-gazers, BELIEFS. Gearing up for a new album to be released in 2013, the band treated Exclaim! to a couple of album cuts that have not been released yet. You already got a taste for what the yet-to-be-titled album will sound like back in October when we posted the first song from the session, “Dead Water.” Now, you can take a listen to the second song from that session, “Lily.”” ~ EXCLAIM!TV