COUSINS – The Halls of Wickwire (ALBUM STREAM)

Ahead of the May 13the release, COUSINS The Halls of Wickwire is available to stream in FULL over at EXCLAIM! Magazine, Impose Magazine, and more.

HDD put the band in Toronto’s Candle Recording studio with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck, etiquette, Metz) and Josh Korody (Beliefs, Greys, Fucked Up) to record the 10-song collection described as “the ghost of a young Walkmen frontman tackling a head-banging proclamation of internal struggle and motivation” ~ PORTALS

 PRE-ORDER The Halls of Wickwire on limited vinyl now, also available on CD and premium digital on May 13th.

 

Doomsquad – Disremember/Dismemberment (NSFW)

DOOMSQUAD share their new music video for “Disremember/Dismemberment” (NSFW) from their debut album “Kalaboogie“. The video was directed by Luke McCutcheon, with art directoion by Trevor Wheatley, and editing by Colin Murdock.

To celebrate the band’s upcoming UK/EU tour, Doomsquad’s single “Ovoo” gets a down-tempo synth remix by London producer Kit Grill. Full tour dates, including Brighton’s The Great Escape Music Festival, are listed below.

MAY EU/UK TOUR

May 03 Nottingham UK – Stealth VS Rescue
May 05 Leeds UK – Nation of Shopkeepers
May 06 Bristol UK – Start the Bus
May 07 London UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
May 08 Brighton UK – The Great Escape @ Blind Tiger Club (afternoon)
May 08 London UK – No Pain In Pop @ Cafe OTO (evening)
May 09 Brighton UK – The Great Escape @ The Green Door
May 14 – Grotteingen NL – Subsonic
May 16 – Rennes FR – 1988 Live Club
May 22 – Berlin DE – Monarch

View EU/UK TOUR POSTER HERE


 

Praises – Breathing In (Video)

PRAISES is the solo project of BELIEFS co-founder Jesse Crowe. Following the world-wide critical acclaim of Beliefs, Jesse wasted no time and headed into Toronto’s Candle Recording Studio (Owen Pallet, Austra, F’d Up) to put her creative energy into a 4 song EP filled with Dream Pop, Freak Folk, and Madchester sounds.

Catch Praises debut performance at CMW May 08th at Toronto’s Silver Dollar with Strands, Omhouse, Red Mass, RLMDL, and Operators (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits).

Praises featured: Hartzine Magazine (FR) Warszawa (Japan), Indienative (Japan), PIC Magazine (Japan), Photog Music (CAN)

Cousins “Mess” on SPIN & Exclaim! (Video)

Halifax indie-rock duo COUSINS premiere their condiment-heavy new video for “Mess” via SPIN & Exclaim! Magazine today! Cousin’s much anticipated third full-length The Halls of Wickwire is set for release on May 13th 2014 via Hand Drawn Dracula. Catch them on tour with Chad VanGaalen throughout North America with more Canadian dates TBA.

“bold, tastefully fuzzy garage-rock” ~ SPIN

 
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Doomsquad Album Premiere on Dazed (Stream)

DOOMSQUAD‘s debut album Kalaboogie is streaming now in it’s entirety over at UK’s DAZED AND CONFUSED Magazine! The siblings have been garnering some serious international praise and are now set to tour North America & Europe this March through June with scheduled dates at Valley Of The Vapors, SXSW, The Great Escape UK, NXNE, and more!

 
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Cousins – The Halls of Wickwire (Pre-Order)

We’re excited to officially announce COUSINS have joined Hand Drawn Dracula!

HDD has worked closely with Cousins over the past two years, hosting them at our HDD 2012 Pop Montreal & 2013 NXNE label showcases, and featuring their track “Baby” on our Scion Sessions 2012 vinyl compilation. Their much anticipated The Halls of Wickwire full length was recorded with HDD collaborators Graham Walsh (HOLY FUCK) and Josh Korody (BELIEFS) at Toronto’s fast emerging Candle Recording Studio (Fucked Up, Austra, Owen Palett). “The Halls of Wickwire” is co-released with Ba Da Bing Records (USA). Check them out!

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Com Truise – Dark Light (Remix)

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Stream/Free download COM TRUISE remix of WEEKNIGHT‘s ‘Dark Light – premiered on XLR8R. Pre-Order Weeknight’s “Post-Everything” debut LP released March 4th (digital) & March 25th (vinyl) by HDD label division Artificial Records.

“Com Truise – peels back the original tune’s layers of crisp distortion, electing to open up the song to a more galactic soundscape where the producer’s trademarked brand of uber-compressed drums and ’80s-inflected synth tones take the lead” ~ XLR8R

Doomsquad – Waka Waka (Video)

DOOMSQUAD‘s Waka Waka video directed by Ghostprom premiered on Black Book Magazine today.

“Toronto’s post-punk moonchildren – have a video for the latest single from their upcoming debut LP Kalaboogie. Waka Waka lulls you in with a couple characteristic minutes of ominous build before pulling the trigger on a surprisingly upbeat psych rhythm. But call the onscreen toll-free number, 1-844-666-hell, and they’re right back to script:

“Hello earth child. You have arrived at the altar of all things, or at least the teleportal that will help transport you,” via a secret code to download yet another piece of drifting ambience, Waka Binaural” ~ chartattack

Call 1-844-666-HELL for FREE download code!

By Divine Right – Past The Stars (Video)

BY DIVINE RIGHT release a brand new video for “Past The Stars” from “Organized Accidents” available now in blue translucent vinyl in our HDD STORE! “Past The Stars is about space aliens waiting for them to come and get me and my son. It’s also about how being in a touring band is like being space aliens visiting different world and then leaving back into the “black” between planets between cities. Its title was suggested to me years ago by a little boy i met in Ohio.” ~ Jose

 

Cousins Tour w/ Chad VanGallen

COUSINS announce North American tour with Chad VanGallen and ready new album The Halls Of Wickwire due out later this year on Hand Drawn Dracula.

 









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