Beliefs “Leaper” – KCRW Album Preview

Head to KCRW, Southern California’s National Public Radio flagship, to preview BELIEFS album new “LEAPER” in it’s entirety! In stores and available online Friday November 13th. Limited translucent green vinyl available now… order HERE soon!

“full-scale sonic assault” ~ EXCLAIM! (CA)

“On November 13, Hand Drawn Dracula will release Beliefs’ Leaper, which has to be one of the year’s more solid shoegaze/dream pop records.” ~ UNDER THE RADAR (US)

“25 years from now, when “dream pop” returns from a number of years of exile, it may very be records like Leaper that inspire the next generation of shoe-gazers.” ~ KCRW (US)
 

Chastity “You’re Scary Now” via Consequence of Sound


CHASTITY release another track from their TAPE release, available November 13th on limited Cassette and Premium Digital via the HDD STORE. “You’re Scary Now” premiere is streaming now at CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND and CLASH.

“Williams’ voice swoons over layers of reverb-drenched guitars and droning bass lines on the song, blurring the lines between punk and shoegaze – continues to escalate, becoming an anthem for suburban dysphoria” ~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND (US)

“an enormous sense of atmosphere – swamped in reverb, draped in echo and suggestion” ~ CLASH (UK)

“… one of Canada’s brightest new prospects” ~ DIY MAGAZINE (UK)

“Your First Listen” On-Air ~ INDIE 88.1FM (CA)

 

Beliefs // Leaper (Video) Premiere via Stereogum


BELIEFS share a new video for the title track of their upcoming album Leaper. The Adam Leon directed video premiered on STEREOGUM (US), EXCLAIM (CA), and FILTER (MX). LEAPER is out November 13th on limited translucent green vinyl with pre-orders going fast (almost half way through the first run!) … PRE-ORDER HERE.

“a propulsive midnight rocker accented by ominous whispers and gorgeous noise” ~ STEREOGUM (US)

“On November 13, Hand Drawn Dracula will release Beliefs’ Leaper, which has to be one of the year’s more solid shoegaze/dream pop records.” ~ UNDER THE RADAR (US)

 

Chastity // Saliva (VIDEO) PREMIERE ON NOISEY UK & CLASH


CHASTITY premiere “Saliva” video via NOISEY (UK) & CLASH magazine, and announce USA, CAN, and UK tour dates.

“It’s a staring contest with ignorance and it isn’t about to blink. It’s discomfort for those given no reason to feel uncomfortable in the first place. It hopes to be a getting out of the way of inherited or old ignorance. It hopes to be an opportunity for compassion, for individual and social progress and awakening. It’s two boys kissing.” ~ NOISEY (UK)

“Sometimes the simplest of acts can be the most striking.” ~ CLASH

 

FRESH SNOW – “DON’T FUCK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH” (FEAT. FUCKED UP’S DAMIAN ABRAHAM) – UNDER THE RADAR & Stereogum


FRESH SNOW premiere their NSFW video for “DON’T FUCK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH” (FEAT. FUCKED UP’S DAMIAN ABRAHAM) on UNDER THE RADAR // STEREOGUM + EXCLAIM + VISIONS (DE) + NEW NOISE MAGAZINE // and play benefit show for The Ronnie Morris Recovery Fund  →  INFO / DONATE

“The mutant krautrock epic levitates beyond the 10-minute mark and is bludgeoned by steamroller vocals courtesy of Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham” ~ UNDER THE RADAR

The “appropriately disorienting” video was directed by Ghostprom, who also directed the “Proper Burial” video. FRESH SNOW’s new mini-album “WON” is available now in the HDD STORE on Premium Digital and Limited Edition White Vinyl.

BELIEFS – 1992 (VIDEO) PREMIERE via NOISEY, Stereogum, Exclaim!


BELIEFS premiere 1992 on NOISEY (US), STEREOGUM (US), FILTER (MX), EXCLAIM! (CA) and announce the release of their new album LEAPER on November 13th. The video was directed by Joe Roth & Ivy Lovell and stars Robyn (VALLENS) along with a lot of friends. Limited to a run of 300 translucent green vinyl ~ PRE-ORDER.

“Leaper ~ a ten track killer that creates a landscape of strange disassociation from everything around.” ~ NOISEY (US)

 

CHASTITY JOIN HDD & PREMIERE ‘SALIVA’ VIA DIY

CHASTITY join HDD!!! Hear the debut single ‘Saliva’ via DIY magazine and the “Manning Hill” video released via NOISEY. Catch them at CMJ w/ Doomsquad, Beliefs, Vallens, Landshapes and at UK’s Mutations Festival w/ METZ, Ought and Lightning Bolt.

“scorched guitars, flailing drums and vocals that flit between desperation and becoming supremely energised.” ~ CLASH (UK)

 
Chastity ‘TAPE’ out 13th November 13th on cassette and digital via Hand Drawn Dracula.

NAILBITER ‘FORMATS’ premiere on Brooklyn Vegan & Exclaim!

NAILBITER‘s FORMATS was Written / Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Josh Korody (BELIEFS / WISH / BREEZE) in his apartment January – July 2015. A transitional project leaning more on the exploration of sounds and rhythms than melodys and popular structures of other associated acts. Nailbiter Formats out September 25, 2015 on Digital via Hand Drawn Dracula + Limited Cassette Edition via Heretical Objects.
 

“Nailbiter (Josh Korody of Beliefs) soundtracks your industrial nightmare on ‘Formats’ – Taking inspiration from late-’80s/early-’90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow)” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE
 

 

Fresh Snow – “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham) ~~~ Exclaim + CoS + Stereogum


FRESH SNOW shares “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham) stream on CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, STEREOGUM, and EXCLAIM Magazine! WON available on digital & limited white vinyl 09/11 – PRE-ORDER
 

“close to 11 minutes in length, with the arrangement based around an insistent, fuzzy rock groove. It takes a dreamy turn a few minutes in, but the peace is interrupted when Abraham begins screaming bloody murder” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

“The 10-minute opus opens with clamoring drums and a methodical bass line curling up against synthesizer stutters. It’s a patient song, slowly building with layers of fuzz and locking into a groove. – It’s a powerful epic, contorting between psych meltdowns and post-rock sincerity.” ~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“And now, the motherlode. Fresh Snow have shared an enormous 11-minute monolith that comes bearing the generally amazing title “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth.”” ~ STEREOGUM

UPDATE: “Top 10 Songs Of The Week ~ File it next to Deafheaven under “screams to cry to.”” ~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
 

Fresh Snow // Proper Burial (video) Noisey Premiere



Toronto instrumental four-piece FRESH SNOW is set to release their latest musical offering ‘WON’ on September 11. The album will be made available on vinyl/digitial (PRE-ORDER) via Hand Drawn Dracula and on limited cassette edition via Reel Cod Records. The album’s first single “Proper Burial” features vocals from DIANA’s Carmen Elle. This week they share the cinematic video, directed by Ghostprom, for the track over at Noisey.

“Fresh Snow is a band out of Toronto, ON that makes music blending together electronic and organic instruments to create a hard to classify sound ~ (Proper Burial) just a sample of what the band is capable of, creating huge sonic enviornments in relatively short amounts of time.” ~ NOISEY

 

Vallens // Dark Tunnel (Video) BUST Magazine Premiere


VALLENS “Dark Tunnel” video, directed by Adam Christopher Seward, premiered on BUST Magazine today — “an essential listen for fans of David Lynch’s acclaimed series and for anyone whose fingers are always on the pulse of new music.” ~ BUST

“The song rides a hypnotic, alt-rock-inclined shoegaze groove for close to four minutes. In that time — Dark Tunnel definitely lives up to its shadowy name” ~ EXCLAIM! Magazine

“I’ve fallen in love with Vallens, a shoegaze band from Toronto, and their music video for “Dark Tunnel.” It is a shadowy mirage through the woods, splashed with glitter and fairy lights.” ~ ROOKIE Mag

“Vallens s’invite à nos oreilles tel un énième remugle nébuleux et hypnotique émanant d’Ontario” ~ HARTZINE

UPDATE: “21 Female-Fronted Bands You Need To Listen To” ~ BUST Magazine

09.01.15 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall w/ La Luz
09.11.15 Hamilton ON : Supercrawl Festival
09.16.15 Montreal PQ : POP Montreal Festival
10.05.15 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
 



 
 






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