VALLENS // SIN SO VAIN (VIDEO SERIES) via IMPOSE


VALLENS premiere “Sin So Vain” video, the first in a series directed by Christopher Mills via IMPOSE MAGAZINE.
From their critically acclaimed debut album, Consent, available now on limited Blue vinyl HERE.

VALLENS perform Febuary 17th at Wavelength / Red Bull Sound Select with more dates and new music TBA.

“Toronto’s alternative/darkwave collective Vallens – expertly comprised of Robyn Phillips, Colin J Morgan, Marta Cikojevic, and Devon Henderson – have teamed up with Chris Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Metric, BSS) as the first in a line of musicians to have their work made into visual art in a series with the label Hand Drawn Dracula. Mills is spearheading the project, and it’s going to be a big one.” ~ IMPOSE MAGAZINE
 
02/17/17 Toronto ON : The Garrison w/ Chandra, DIANA, TOPS
 

YI // NOT SO DEAD “song of the day” via The Line of Best Fit


Discover YI on THE LINE OF BEST FIT. Jessie and Jordan (BELIEFS / ROLEMODEL) unveil their new project, share new track, and perform at Wavelength, Exclaim! 25th Anniversary, and NeXT’s “Class of 2017” new music series.
 

“Brand new Toronto supergroup Yi prove art rock is “Not So Dead” on this searing EP teaser – Thurston Moore once said “Teenage Riot” was about appointing J Mascis as a de facto alternative dream president; when “Not So Dead” changes direction halfway through with a searing new guitar melody, you could easily believe Mascis got a second term in office.” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“If you’re a fan of Dinosaur Jr. (or indeed authentic indie rock) you’re going to love this” ~ CDNX UK

“YI: The Wavelength Interview” ~ WAVELENGTH MUSIC
 

 

THE SEAMS // SEEDS (VIDEO) via INDIE88 88.1FM


THE SEAMS premiere ‘Seeds’ video, directed by Giulia Mazza , via INDIE88 88.1FM and NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS. Debut album “Meet The Seams” is out now on digital and limited cassette format via Hand Drawn Dracula // order here: goo.gl/V4kY7T

“The Seams have no shortage of talent composing their 60s-esque pop that manages to be both fun and lethargic.” ~ INDIE 88

“Best New Indie 6 Songs You Need To Hear This Week – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Flaming Lips, Madlib, MF Doom, Passion Pit, The Seams, Why?” ~ INDIE 88

01/06/17 Toronto ON : The Silver Dollar w/ Lonely Parade, Partner

THE SEAMS // REMEMBRANCE DAY (VIDEO) VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN


THE SEAMS premiere ‘Remembrance Day’ video, directed by Colin Medley, via Brooklyn Vegan. Debut album “Meet The Seams” is out now on digital and limited cassette format via Hand Drawn Dracula // order here: goo.gl/V4kY7T

The Seams “make the kind of ringing guitar pop you would hear a lot on college radio in the ’80s – More nerdy comparisons: Shack, The dB’s or, to bring it back to Canada, Grapes of Wrath” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

01/06/17 Toronto ON : The Silver Dollar w/ Lonely Parade, Partner

TASSEOMANCY // 29 PALMS (VIDEO) + EU TOUR w/ ANDY SHAUF


TASSEOMANCY share surreal video for 29 Palms from the critically acclaimed “Do Easy” LP, out now on Hand Drawn Dracula, and announce EU/UK Tour w/ Andy Shauf. Purchase Limited Canadian Only Clear Vinyl Version of Do Easy HERE.

“The video for 29 Palms was created by our friend the very talented visual artist Jesi Jordan on one of her many adventures. To us, this song encapsulates so much: written for women; for artists and for any human who has ever felt themselves falling into nothingness while grasping at their own poetic string. Whether it be it a loss of self, loss of another or an attempt to create meaning in what we have all been recently reminded to be an obscene, unjust and uncertain world. This video helps push past the disappointment, the shock, and transforms the energy of apathy and apprehension into action. Jesi’s video is like a friend who calls us up on the phone and gently reminds us that life is not elsewhere but is happening right now and that’s all we’ve got. Immersed in the imaginative world of J.J. and her larger then life puppetry, 29 Palms gives us permission to be playful, to be soft, to be curious, to be real and to be constantly becoming our own stinky selves. SO how are you going to take your time? Why not seed the source of your own late blooming?” ~ Tasseomancy

“a witchy brew of new age mysticism, Cocteau Twins-style dreampop and good humor, with the Lightmans’ ethereal harmonies floating overtop” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN
 

 

FRESH SNOW // I CAN’T DIE (VIDEO) via AD HOC & BOOOOOOOM


FRESH SNOW unveil a psychedelic maze through their “I CAN’T DIE” video, directed by Benjamin Portas, premiere via AD HOC & featured on BOOOOOOOM  //  ONE LP out now via Hand Drawn Dracula (ORDER HERE)

“Hands and eyes whirl in surreal and vibrant landscapes until the song becomes centered around a slow bass line. The video has the same addictive and hypnotic effect of that Windows 95 screensaver maze. As geometric shapes pass through one another, it’s easy to let your mind sink into a meditative trance.” ~ AD HOC

“a digital shitshow of mutating eyes, planetary spheres and ritualistic activities, all presented through what seems like a ’90s VR filter” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

Nov 11 // Toronto – The Baby G (Record Release Party)
Dec 03 // Montreal – La Vitrola
 

DOOMSQUAD // Who Owns Noon in Sandusky (video)


DOOMSQUAD have unveiled the wild, flamboyant video for ‘Who Owns Noon in Sundusky’ on their own www.666hell.net, taken from the album Total Time which is out now on Bella Union/Hand Drawn Dracula (order HERE). Directed by the band’s friend Jesi Jordan, her bright coloured, hand-sewn costumes take center stage.

 

TASSEOMANCY // 29 PALMS (stream) via NOISEY


TASSEOMANCY share “29 Palms” via NOISEY
Do Easy LP release November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada).
*** Limited Canada Only Clear Vinyl Edition /// Pre-Order HERE.

“Tasseomancy creates music for the 21st century occultist in all of us” ~ NOISEY

“Tasseomancy strike gold with woozy new track “29 Palms”” ~ LINE OF BEST FIT

“Tasseomancy have shared alluring new track “29 Palms” – described by Romy Lightman as: “An ode to all the women in waiting for their psychic plumage to arrive”” ~ NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS

11/17 Montreal, QC – M for Montreal
11/18 Hamilton, ON – Strangebarn
11/20 Guelph, ON – Ebar
11/21 Peterborough, ON – The Garnet
11/23 Toronto, ON – Baby Gs
11/24 Ottawa ON – Le Temporaire
11/25 Montreal, QC – Vitrola
11/30 Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale

CHASTITY // YOU’RE SCARY NOW (VIDEO) + CAPTURED TRACKS


CHASTITY shared “You’re Scary Now” video via EXCLAIM Magazine (Sept 16) and announced North American tour.

TAPE re-released in Canada/Australia via Hand Drawn Dracula (HERE) & in all other territories via Captured Tracks (HERE).

“Directed by Justin Singer, the clip focuses on a long-haired smoker and fence-hopping cohort as they wander off their high school’s property – the united march scored by Chastity’s fuzz-blown anthem.” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE
 

 

The Seams // Seeds (stream) via CLASH


CLASH Magazine premiere’s THE SEAMS latest track from their debut album “Meet The Seams,” released digitally and on limited cassette Oct 28th via Hand Drawn Dracula // pre-order here: goo.gl/V4kY7T

“NEW & NOTEABLE: Jangle pop just like REM used to make from a Toronto indie supergroup” ~ BANDCAMP.COM

“think 60s pop, think Paisley Underground, think early R.E.M., The Go-Betweens or even those initial Creation Records 45s – Anglophone guitar pop that nods towards its influences while stepping patiently out on its own path, ‘Seeds’ is the sign that bright things are about to occur. Hit play now.” ~ CLASH (UK)

 

TASSEOMANCY // MISSOULA (VIDEO) via I-D Magazine


TASSEOMANCY share “Missoula” video via I-D Magazine.
Do Easy LP release November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada).
*** Limited Canada Only Clear Vinyl Edition /// Pre-Order HERE.
 
“This fifth album from twin sisters Sari and Romi Lightman is easily the finest work of art to come out of Canada all year. Do Easy is a beautiful, accessible, jaw droppingly big sounding 11 track lesson in how to do witty, wise, lyrical dream-pop with the sort of perfection that the genre deserves.” ~ MONOCLE / MAGAZINE
 
“The Toronto-born duo have tapped into their folk origins to explore the otherworldly dimensions of pop music in their new release Do Easy (due out November 18 via Bella Union). The album’s atmospheric grooves draw from synth-pop and prog-rock to create a psychedelic pop experience.” ~ I-D MAGAZINE.
 
17th November – M for Montreal, Montreal
23rd November – Baby Gs, Toronto
24th November – Le Temporaire, Ottawa
25th November – Vitrola, Montreal
30th November – Sunnyvale, Brooklyn
 



 
 






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