Tiers “Winter”

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.

Pre-order Tiers’ Winter 12″ (deluxe packaging) via HDD sub-label Artificial Records.

HDD030: ‘MILKIN’ IT’ by Various Artists

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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.

// Premieres on Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, auxTV, NOW, Chartattack, MUCHMusic, Indienative (JP), Hartzine (FR), Vapor Music, NY Magazine, Silent Shout, QBIM, Wavelength

Beliefs Video & European Tour


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!

She Comes Alive” premiered on NME (UK)
featured on Indienative (JP), Sounds Better w Reverb (AU), Exclaim! (CAN) + Ride the Tempo

BELIEFS TOUR
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

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.
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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/









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