“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
DOOMSQUAD debut the down-tempo industrial track “Disremember/Dismemberment” over at Noisey and announce the release of their debut album Kalaboogie February 25 via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/USA) & No Pain In Pop (UK/EU). PRE-ORDERS for the light haze coloured vinyl are open now in our HDD STORE.
“music that actually rules – a swirling, haunting track that feels like October” ~ Noisey
Last winter, two monthly events took Toronto by storm, drawing sold out crowds and incredible artists. One was AGO First Thursdays, a monthly celebration of music, art, and culture that opened up the doors to Toronto’s most prestigious art museum to throngs of new audiences. The other was Long Winter, a monthly event at The Great Hall that featured the city’s most cutting-edge independent and underground musicians, artists, performers, and DJs. For one night only, on January 2, the two events merge for AGO First Thursdays: Long Winter Takeover.
The 5th floor of the AGO’s contemporary tower will turn into a music and installation space, featuring performances by Snowblink and Doomsquad w/ Not The Wind Not The Flag, and immersive installations by Paul Kneale, Tough Guy Mountain, and Anni Spadafora. Plus, a conversation with artists Shary Boyle, Vanessa Dunn, Petra Collins and Aminah Sheikh, presented by After School and Hazlitt.
Meanwhile, in Galleria Italia, DJ Stelmanis (Katie Stelmanis of Austra) will spin. In the Atrium, Dangling Participle, presented by Kate Young, Adam Terejko, Dan Thornhill, Robin Clason, Cell Memory, and Processor, will create an interactive video portrait installation with a live soundtrack. And Isla Craig and Henri Fabergé will offer pop-up performances around the galleries. Plus enjoy a Moroccan menu, cash bars around the Gallery and more!
A First Thursday like no other – don’t miss it!
Music by Snowblink, Doomsquad & much MORE
We’re pleased to announce that Weeknight have joined HDD’s Artificial label division! Listen to ‘Im The Beaches (The ’77 Switchblade Remix)’ below and pick up the limited tour cd (including remix) at the following dates w/ Phantogram. Announcing the debut Weeknight LP in 2014 soon!
12/04 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
12/05 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
12/06 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
12/07 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
12/08 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
12/28 The Drake – Toronto, ON w/ Doomsquad, etiquette, Phedre
DOOMSQUAD release a new video for “Ovoo” and the digital single “Ovoo / The Cools” via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/US/World) and No Pain In Pop (EU/UK). The trio begin their mini tour of EU/UK with No Joy, Jessy Lanza, and Dead Gaze this week. The video was directed by Chris Boni and the single features art by Randy Grskovic.
Premiered: Line of Best Fit (UK) // Featured: MTV (DE), Spindle Mag (UK), Subbacultcha (NE), Indienative (JP), Warszawa (JP), Hartzine (FR), Rock Club (UK), Sonic More, QBIM, Silent Shout, BlogTO, Chartattack, Exclaim! Magazine, Impose Magazine (US), Notes from Left of the Dial (US), No Fear of Pop (DE)
Stream ‘The Cools’: BBC Radio 6 (UK)
Tiers are Jennifer Mears (vocals, synth, electronics) and Cult of Youth‘s Glenn Maryansky (electronics, synth, bass). “Winter” music video directed by Adam Seward and premiered on Hartzine (FR), Mishka (NYC), IndieNative (JP), and Brooklyn Vegan.
HDD PRESENTS… MILKIN’ IT · NIRVANA “IN UTERO” TRIBUTE by a selection of bands from Toronto. Curated by Wooden Sky, Greys, and Hand Drawn Dracula. Mastered by Gavin Gardiner at Lacquer Channel, Toronto, Canada. Project information, artist biographies and FREE digital download available HERE.
BELIEFS are setting out on their first European Tour with stops at the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, Incubate in Holland, and a DJ Night at 8MM in Berlin. Only a few copies of their debut on smokey coloured vinyl are still available via the HDD Store!
09.08.13 – Grolsch Festival Party @ TiFF – Toronto, ON
09.19.13 – Harlem Bar – Reykjavik IS
09.21.13 – Incubate Festival – Tilburg NL
09.22.13 – JC Den Eglantier – Antwerp BE
09.25.13 – Hafen 2 – Offenbach DE
09.26.13 – West Germany – Berlin DE
09.28.13 – Reeperbahnn Festival – Hamburg DE
09.30.13 – Seabright Arms – London UK
10.01.13 – Pivo – Glasgow UK
10.02.13 – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool UK
10.03.13 – Old Blue Last – London UK
10.04.13 – Espace B – Paris FR
10.20.13 – Piston – Toronto ON w/ is/is
BY DIVINE RIGHT launch a new video for the sun drenched tune “Zoomies” from the critically acclaimed “Organized Accidents“.
The third video in a trilogy of work by Australian-born director Benjamin Portas, the visuals shimmer and flicker with vibrant washes of colour like summer sun bouncing off cottage windows reflecting the tune’s musical exploration of ambience and deconstruction. Portas used heavily treated pinhole footage collected in fields in Canada and Australia. Goerdie Dynes (drummer) also made a road video for Zoomies HERE.