Breeze ‘Dolls’ Video


BREEZE release a new video directed by Adam Seward (Rituals).
“Get carried away by the propulsive bass line and shimmering guitars while watching the video for new single ‘Dolls’” ~ LOBF UK

“Dolls” premiered on The Line of Best Fit (UK), Subbacultcha (NL), Indienative (JP) + Video of the Week: Hartizne (FR)

Breeze photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick.
Breeze-photo-by-Laura-Lynn Petrick

By Divine Right ‘Zoomies’ Video

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.

WATCH BENJAMIN PORTAS’ HDD TRILOGY HERE!
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Doomsquad “Eternal Return” Video

DOOMSQUAD release a hypnotic new video for “Eternal Return” from their Artificial EP and their upcoming HDD full-length debut. Director Steve Reaume created the video “using his own algorithm that visually interprets the song mathematically. This results in a unique formation of blurred, grainy lines, slowly moving in kaleidoscope vision, triggering swift, paralyzing light as they begin to form more detailed objects ~ find yourself lost between their spiritual forces and a wicked video that matches the vibe perfectly.” (via Portals)

Doomsquad will be touring Eastern Canada with HSY this September/October, followed by a tour of the UK/EU in November.

“Eternal Return” premiered on Portals and is featured as “Video of the Week” in Hartzine (Paris).
+ Subbacultcha (NL) + Exclaim! + Silent Shout + QBiM + Chartattack + Rock Club UK

Beliefs w/ Martha (and the Muffins) “Echo Beach”

42BELIEFS are joined by original Martha & The Muffins singer Martha Johnson on their rendition of the classic Toronto tune “Echo Beach” from their seminal album “Metro Music” which landed at number 42 on NOW Magazine’s Top 50 Toronto Albums list.

MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS // METRO MUSIC (1979) : With a British record deal, a hit in Echo Beach and Metro Music’s cover designed by Peter Saville, Martha and the Muffins were never confined to the CanCon ghetto. The group’s core was singer Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane, but the original lineup, including sax player Andy Haas, shone with jazzy inventiveness. (Read via NOW Magazine)

Dusted Perform “Property Lines” Live

DUSTED perform “Property Lines” and talk books and influences for CHARTattack’s Noisemakers series. ~ CHARTattack

Doomsquad “Ovoo” on ExclaimTV

DOOMSQUAD, the mysterious Toronto/Montreal-based sibling trio, have been crafting eerie electronica for several years, and recently signed to Hand Drawn Dracula / Artificial in order to spread their tunes to parts unknown.

To celebrate their new signing, we met with them in their basement, which conveniently doubles as a studio, for a performance of “Oovo,” off their as-yet-unannounced debut LP, tentatively titled Kalaboogie. The haunting track features chilling harmonies, a pulsing electronic beat, and a recorder solo.” ~ Exclaim

Beliefs “Long Wings” Live Video

BELIEFS invited AUX into their Candle Recording on a sweltering day in early summer to capture this live studio performance of “Long Wings”, which appears on a limited Hand Drawn Dracula / Scion Sessions 7″ along with Greys’s “Dodgson”.

Beliefs and Greys release the Long Wings/Dodgson FREE 7″ and play with Tangiers, Dusted, Doom Squad, Breeze, & Cousins on Saturday June 15 @ the Hand Drawn Dracula NXNE showcase: www.facebook.com/events/663062563710835/

HDD Welcomes DOOMSQUAD

DOOMSQUAD photo by Justin Tyler Close


DOOMSQUAD

Dark new agers DOOMSQUAD re-code the electronic music narrative with a more worldly and cosmological presence than the genre would normally dictate. Their songs are rich in variance and full of vividness, spanning across their entire debut LP Kalaboogie. Drawing in guitar, flute, percussion and synth, the Montreal and Toronto-based siblings Allie, Jaclyn and Trevor Blumas act as aural anthropologists, teaming relics of cross cultural traditions like chanting and repetition over seismic ripples of deep bass. Doomsquad’s mixing of influences leaves you feeling awakened.


Doomsquad EP released this summer via Artifiacial Records / Hand Drawn Dracula and the debut full-length released this fall via Hand Drawn Dracula


Download: Riders on the Storm (from EP)
Catch DOOMSQUAD at HDD’s NXNE Showcase (facebook)

By Divine Right “More Thorns” Video


NEW BY DIVINE RIGHT video for “More Thorns” from “Organized Accidents”. Directed by Ben Srokosz! Album OUT NOW!

“strip away Slowdive’s lush glaze, and you may be left with “Zoomies” which glows with very early-’90s shoegaze and dream pop ~ might be what results if Yo La Tengo dunked Sonic Youth’s “Little Trouble Girl” in one of the Hoboken trio’s documentary-scoring seascapes.” ~ Vacouver Weekly

Beliefs “Carousel” Video

BELIEFS new video for “Carousel” off their self-titled debut album is Part Two in director Benjamin Portas’ HDD Video Trilogy. Part One was Dusted’s beautiful video for “Bruises”. Benjamin and Production Assistant Erica Beyea shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of their surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.

The “dreamier” and “hazy” new clip for “Carousel” debuted on Brooklyn Vegan to coincide with the Beliefs’ Brooklyn show at Shea Stadium. Look for a European tour this fall including a few festival stops. Beliefs “Self-Titled” is available on limited smokey vinyl (only a handful of copies left) in our HDD on-line store.

featured: Brooklyn Vegan // Exclaim! // Chartattack // Sidewalk Hustle // Soft Signal // Natural Anthems // Indienative

05/30/13 Brooklyn NY : Shea Stadium Brooklyn w/ Slowdance
06/15/13 Toronto ON : NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula showcase w/ Dusted, Tangiers









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