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.

 

Weeknight – Dark Light (Video)

New York-based dark electronic duo WEEKNIGHT premiered their new video for “Dark Light” over at Vice Magazine’s Noisey. Their debut album ‘Post-Everything’ is set to be released on Artificial (a division of Hand Drawn Dracula) digitally March 4 & vinyl date TBA. Pre-Orders at HDD’s online store!

Doomsquad “Disremember/Dismemberment” Live

DOOMSQUAD perform “Disremember/Dismemberment” at The Great Hall for Scion Sessions & Long Winter Festival.

“Disremember/Dismemberment is all about the rhythm and beat. What is revealed? Unveiled? While at the same moment, to indulge in rhythm, to feast on it, to isolate on insulate, while heading to new places that are brand new.” ~ Scion









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 9PM TONIGHT @etiquettetheband play The Danforth Music Hall w/ @RuralAlberta (sold out)  @etiquettetheband first single released & featured on @itunesmusic alternative today • playing The Piston tonight  #WISHband debut reviewed over at @weirdcanada • limited cassettes going fast  #WISHband at last night's @longwinterto • photo by @shaneparent  Tonight 9:45 #WISHband @longwinterto • great night! get there early!  @etiquettetheband - "Outside In" music video premiere on @Stereogum // directed by Christopher Mills & @gaelle_legrand




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