“Julie Fader and Graham Walsh of ETIQUETTE – partners in music and life – bring their intoxicating, sultry sound to Studio Q. Their debut record, Reminisce, is a wholly original sonic exploration. Listening feels like wandering foggy city streets in the twilight hours.
The pair join guest host Jelena Adzic to discuss their penchant for collaboration and how their first major project together differs from what came before.” ~ Q
ETIQUETTE is a collaborative project of producer Graham Walsh (METZ, Viet Cong, Alvvays) and vocalist JULIE FADER.
Walsh’s “synth-heavy production also recalls classic acts like Eurythmics and Depeche Mode, and feels especially hypnotic when paired with Fader’s vocals, steady and feathery like those of Metric’s Emily Haines. ~ From the sparse starts (“Pleasantries”) to the pulsing intensity (“Twinkling Stars”), it’s difficult not to be enveloped by the Canadian natives’ lush and dreamy atmospherics.”
~ CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“slow, pulsing, dreamy synth clouds and melancholy lyrics, with the occasional blast of uptempo, dancefloor-ready electro”
~ CBC Music
05/01/15 Ottawa ON : Ritual w/ Cold Specks
04/29/15 Kingston ON : The Grad Club w/ Cold Specks
04/24/15 Hamilton ON : Mills Hardware w/ Cold Specks
04/23/15 Waterloo ON : The Starlight w/ Cold Specks
03/28/15 Guelph ON : Silence w/ Program
03/27/15 Montreal PQ : Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. w/ Program
03/26/15 Hamilton ON : The Baltimore House w/ Program
03/25/15 Toronto ON : The Drake Underground w/ Program
DOOMSQUAD announce USA / Canada tour dates with Phèdre. Working their way up from New Mexico (where the band started preliminary work on a new full length), DOOMSQUAD are stopping by Austin’s SXSW Music Festival to play several shows with The POP Group, Will Butler and more! Look out for Spring tour dates, new music, and announcements to be made very soon…
05.16.15 Montreal PQ : Bar Le Ritz w/ Follakzoid
05.09.15 Ottawa ON : Ritual w/ Fucked Up
04.11.15 Guelph ON : Kazoo Fest @ Van Gogh’s Ear w/ Phèdre
04.10.15 Hamilton ON : The Baltimore House w/ Phèdre
04.04.15 Toronto ON : Double Double Land w/ Phèdre, Tenderness
04.03.15 London ON : Party Loft w/ Phèdre
04.02.15 Waterloo ON : Raintree Cafe w/ Phèdre
03.28.15 Brooklyn NY : Shea Stadium w/ Phèdre
03.27.15 Philadelphia PA : Kung Fu Necktie w/ Phèdre
03.26.15 Baltimore MD : TBA w/ Phèdre
03.25.15 Atlanto GA : Mammal Gallery w/ Phèdre
03.23.15 Savanna GA : Hang Fire w/ Phèdre
03.21.15 Oxford MS : Cat’s Purring Ranch w/ Phèdre
03.20.15 Austin TX : SXSW POP Montreal Showcase 10pm @ Maggie Mays w/ Homeshake, The POP Group, Will Butler
03.20.15 Austin TX : SXSW Redefine Magazine Day Party (unofficial) 2:30pm @ House of Commons w/ Phèdre, Lydia Ainsworth
03.19.15 Austin TX : SXSW MuchFACT BBQ (DJ SET) w/ Phèdre
03.18.15 Austin TX : SXSW Escapes Festchival (unofficial) 2:40pm @ Big Easy Bar
03.17.15 Marfa TX : El Cosmico
Scion Sessions and Toronto dream pop duo ETIQUETTE (HolyFuck’s Graham Walsh and indie icon JULIE FADER) bring you the visual treatment for Brown and Blue; the latest offering from their debut album Reminisce, due out March 24th, 2015.
Directors Christopher Mills and Gaëlle Legrand bring their unique vision to the table, capturing the ethereal mood and tone of Etiquette’s Brown and Blue. “When a lonely Alchemist from a parallel universe begins experimenting with the abstract, new worlds can open up. Our camera floats hypnotically around his breezy, dilapidated laboratory, at times guided by the ghosts and memories of his past experiments – pushed, it seems, by Etiquette’s steady, pace, lush production, vocals, and cryptic lyrics.” ~ Chris Mills
Scion Sessions has previously collaborated with Etiquette & HDD on the sparse and moody track Outside In as part of the joint Scion Sessions x Field Trip limited edition Discovery Series 7”, as well as supporting their unforgettable live performance at the Field Trip Discovery Series / Hand Drawn Dracula showcase.
WISH kick off 2015 with a video premiere of “Slacker,” directed by Luke McClutcheon, from their self-titled debut album via SPIN.
“”Slacker,” a highlight from last year’s self-titled album by Canadian dream-pop fuzzsters Wish. As dueling Yo La Tengo-esque guitars envelop Kyle Connolly’s washed-out vocals, the singer walks around an empty Aquarium of Niagara, gawking at the fish, cuddling with a sea lion, and at video’s climax, taking a dip in the deep blue himself.” ~ SPIN
Catch WISH this Friday, January 16th at Heretical Objects Cooperative’s opening night for Come Up To My Room, the 10-day annual alternative design extravaganza held at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.
“The ancient electronic sounds of Doomsquad are part new age, part experimental and entirely original. After releasing their 2014 debut, Kalaboogie, on Toronto’s Hand Drawn Dracula label, they’ve been building a slow and steady momentum. One day they will explode like 1,000 stars in the sky, and we’ll be there to say, “Told you so.”” ~ CBC Radio3
“A defiantly “album”-like album in an iPod era, Doomsquad’s full-length debut is a monument to bloodyminded strangeness: a free-flowing melange of creepy chants, druggy drones and lockstep beats that only truly betrays its greatness when consumed in a single, enchanting sitting.” ~ The Star
Top 10 Music Videos ~ Disremember/Dismemberment ~ Silent Shout
Top 10 Album Covers ~ Kalaboogie ~ Silent Shout
100 Essential Canadian Songs from 2014 ~ Head Spirit (Four our Mechanical Time) ~ Wavelength
“the Halifax duo washes over you with a sound rich with texture and reverb ~ buzzing with garage-rock energy and layered with a California fuzz so warm that if you just rolled down the window, you could almost taste the salty air.” ~ CBC Radio3
“Drawing on all the right influences, yet still maintaining originality, Wish are a tasteful band and one to look out for in 2015.”
~ The 12 Most Underrated Canadian Albums of 2014 ~ CBC Radio3
#90 of Top 100 Canadian Songs of 2014 ~ CBC Radio 3
ETIQUETTE is pleased to share the video for “Outside In” through a premiere by STEREOGUM. The song appears on their forthcoming debut album, Reminisce, due for release February 24, 2015 on Hand Drawn Dracula. The video was directed by Christopher Mills and Gaëlle Legrand, with support from MuchFACT.
“the album will be one to look out for. It’s eerie, minimal synth and guitar music in the vein of Chromatics, or the back half of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light” ~ STEREOGUM
“Outside In” will be available digitally on December 16th, just two days before Etiquette take the stage in their hometown of Toronto at Danforth Music Hall, opening for Rural Alberta Advantage.
BELIEFS is pleased to launch the video for new song “Tidal Wave” via the fine folks at STEREOGUM. The video, directed by Trevor Blumas (DOOMSQUAD) and Laura Lynn Petrick, perfectly complements the song evoking an atmosphere of pre-digital age, public access late-night music television. The track is a preview from the forthcoming album Leaper, scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
“Beliefs hail from Toronto and make the kind of fogged-in shoegaze that stands the test of time — I could have seen this band play last weekend in Brooklyn, but my mom could have seen them the year I was born.” ~ STEREOGUM
PRAISES “The Devil” video premieres on CHARTATTACK, an ICEAGE cover, and local shows announced.
“The co-leader of Toronto shoegazers Beliefs debuts an otherworldly video for her dusted pop solo project. In Jesse Crowe’s Praises, you can still hear the same knack for sweeping melody displayed in the fuzzier shoegaze project Beliefs. It’s good music for impromptu journeys, and in her video for the “The Devil” we’re treated to a living room performance (shot by her father) superimposed with footage of a trip through Iceland.” ~ CHARTATTACK
Also listen to PRAISES cover of Iceage “Morals” via EXCLAIM!
“Crowe lets her cover slowly hit your core, like a couple extra shots of high-grade NyQuil” ~ Exclaim!
12/04/14 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe Tavern w/ RLMDL
11/14/14 Toronto ON : S.H.I.B.G.B.S w/ Bile Sister, Dirty Frigs
1. Kalaboogie (Graham Walsh / Holy Fuck / Etiquette Remix)
2. Eternal Return (Slade Robbie / Humans Remix)
3. Born from the Marriage of the Moon & Crocodile (Lee Paradise Remix)
4. Disremember/Dismemberment (Moonwood Remix)
5. Ovoo (Sibian+Faun Remix)
6. Eternal Return (Mono Cliffs Remix)
7. Ovoo (Kitt Grill Remix)
Remixed selections from Doomsquad’s debut LP Kalaboogie // out now through Hand Drawn Dracula & No Pain In Pop.
Artwork by Chris Boni. Mastered by Josh Korody at Candle Recording. FREE DOWNLOAD BELOW ▼
DOOMSQUAD RELEASE FREE KALABOOGIE TWICE ME EP
BEFORE HEADING OUT WITH POLARIS PRIZE WINNER TANYA TAGAQ
DOOMSQUAD‘s latest release, Kalaboogie Twice Me, is an EP of remixed tracks from their critically acclaimed debut, and was curated by DOOMSQUAD to represent and unite the electronic music scenes in Canada’s three largest cities. The EP features remixes by nationally established producers in Vancouver (Slade Robbie of Humans), Toronto (Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck / Etiquette, Lee Paradise of Phedre / Hooded Fang, & the powerhouse production team at Polyphasic Studios), and Montreal (Sibian & Faun).
Most recently, DOOMSQUAD contributed their version of Timber Timbre’s “Curtains?!,” to the remix package released by Arts & Crafts last week, after having performed at CMJ in New York the previous week. With no signs of slowing down, DOOMSQUAD offer this selection of free remixes before their performances throughout November with Gazelle Twin in Toronto, M for Montreal, and opening dates for Tanya Tagaq.
DOOMSQUAD Tour Dates w/ TANYA TAGAQ
Nov. 6 – Toronto @ The Great Hall *
Nov. 7 – Ottawa @ National Arts Center *
Nov. 8 – Montreal @ Phi Theatre *
Nov. 13 – London @ Aeolian Hall *
Nov. 21 – Toronto @ Tattoo ^^
Nov. 22 – Montreal – M For Montreal @ Divan Orange ^^
“Scarlett Rose’s video catches Kyle, Peter, Emily, and Josh performing within the multiple kaleidoscopic frames, combining the illumination from the neon bathed carnival attractions with the low-lit glow of stage lights.” ~ IMPOSE
10/22/14 Brooklyn NY : Palisades – CMJ / HDD Showcase
10/18/14 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ The Wooden Sky, Absolutely Free
10/17/14 Toronto ON : S.H.I.B.G.B.S w/ Dilly Dally
10/08/14 Hamilton ON : The Casbah w/ Jaunt