Cousins “What’s Your Name?” (Video)

HDD’s been working closely this past year with Cousins on their new record “The Halls of Wickwire” and it’s a good one! The album was recorded with HDD collaborators Graham Walsh (HOLY FUCK) and engineer Josh Korody (BELIEFS). More news, dates, and a proper press release with all the info soon! In the meantime, watch the UK premiere of their new video “What’s Your Name?” from the forthcoming digital single and full length LP. UK/EU/CAN Tour Dates listed HERE and below:

06/22/13 Calgary AB : Sled Island
06/21/13 Calgary AB : Sled Island
06/15/13 Toronto ON : NXNE ~ Hand Drawn Dracula Showcase
06/07/13 Halifax NS : Obey Convention ~ Bus Stop Theatre
05/31/13 Osnabruck DE : Kleine Freiheit
05/30/13 Hamburg DE : Molotow
05/29/13 Berlin DE : Crystal
05/24/13 Amsterdam NL : Delicatessen Zeeburg
05/18/13 Brighton UK : The Great Escape ~ The Hope Artrocker Stage (7:45 pm)
05/17/13 Brighton UK : The Great Escape ~ Blind Tiger Club (2:45 pm)
05/15/13 London UK : Lock Tavern
05/15/13 London UK : Shacklewell Arms

Dream Affair “From Now On” (Video)

DREAM AFFAIR’s new video for the title track, “From Now On” directed by Jeremy Jansen. From their six-song F12-inch EP From Now On released via Artificial Records/Hand Drawn Dracula. Video stills 1 & 2. Upcoming tour dates here.

“The clip’s dark tone befits the song’s noisy, goth tinged electro-rock mood. We see flashing lights and and a disorienting quick edits while barely recognizable hands and faces emerge from behind some sort of translucent screen, making the whole thing resemble a shadowy nightmare.” ~ Exclaim!

Dusted Unreleased Tracks & Tour Dates

dusted metz flexi

In advance of their four SXSW shows this week, DUSTED open the vault sharing two early, unreleased tracks. “No Trouble” makes its debut; the never-before-heard track is available as a free download via Soundcloud. DUSTED also release a video stream of “In Yr Skull”, originally available at CMJ as an extremely limited edition flexidisc split with METZ.

Both tracks were recorded early in the genesis of DUSTED and feature HOLY FUCK as the backing band. In this incarnation of Dusted are BRIAN BORCHERDT on vocals and guitar, Brad Kilpatrick on drums, Matt McQuaid on bass and Graham Walsh also on guitar. Anna Edwards provides background vocals on “No Trouble”.

In April DUSTED return to Canada, playing eight cozy venues with stops in the eastern corridor from Montreal, Quebec to London, Ontario. Full tour dates listed below.

TOUR DATES
March 14 Austin, TX – SXSW Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly – 9 pm
March 15 Austin, TX – SXSW Halifax Pop Explosion Party @ Friends – 1:45 pm
March 15 Austin, TX – SXSW Under The Radar Party @ Flamingo Cantina – 3:15 pm
March 16 Austin, TX – SXSW Halifax Pop Explosion @ Friends – 11 pm
April 5 Guelph, ON – Kazoo Fest *
April 7 Hamilton, ON – This Aint Hollywood *%
April 11 Kitchener – Waterloo, ON – Starlight *#
April 12 Ottawa, ON – Pressed *^
April 13 Montreal, ON – TBA ^
April 20 Kingston, ON – Grad Club *
April 26 London, ON – APK
April 27 Toronto, ON – Parkdale Library *
August 2-4 Montreal, PQ – Osheaga, Parc Jean-Drapeau

# Absolutely Free, % Blackburn, ^ Ell V Gore, * Rituals

Stream Beliefs at Dazed & Exclaim!


BELIEFS – BELIEFS   (clear smokey vinyl / premium digital)

“First Look: Prepare to get hooked on the glistening new album from fuzzy dream-pop band, Beliefs” ~ Dazed & Confused

“using their seminal influences as a catalyst rather than template, “their self-titled debut album is a frighteningly assured and expansive effort, recalls last decade’s High Water Marks, Women or Deerhunter” ~ Rough Trade UK

“Layers of dreamy barely-there vocals, thick crunchy guitar chords, feedback overtones and urgent drums propel this addictive, rousing shoe-gaze anthem.” ~ Rough Trade/The Guardian UK

“The album will please fuzz-lovers with distortion-filled amp-melters like “Catch My Breath,” while seven-and-a-half minute closer “Gallows Bird” begins with contemplative arpeggios before exploding into a cinematic epic.” ~ Exclaim! Magazine

Beliefs – Lilly (Video)

Just ahead of their debut album (PRE-ORDER HERE), BELIEFS release a new video for “Lilly“, directed by Ivy Lovell and Benjamin Portas. “Lilly” premiered on Stereogum, Paper Magazine, Chartattack, & Exclaim! Magazine. “Catch My Breath” is also named Track Of The Week over at Rough Trade & The Guardian UK.

“You are invited too the strangest of dinner parties in Beliefs’ video for “Lilly.” The Toronto shoegazers deliver a hazy Matthew Barney-like fever dream with black and pink spaghetti served as the main course.” ~ Stereogum

TOUR DATES
03/30/13   Toronto, ON : The Garrison w/ Kestrels, Decades, Greys *** Record Release Party
03/23/13   Brooklyn, NY : Shea Stadium Brooklyn w/ Black Marble
03/22/13   Boston, MA : PA’s Lounge w/ 28 Degrees Taurus
03/19/13   Chicago, IL : The Empty Glass w/ Jacco Gardner
03/16/13   Austin, TX : SXSW, Empire Room w/ KXP, Heliotropes, Hott MT
03/10/13   St. Louis, MO : Blank Space w/ Heliotropes
03/09/13   Louisville, KY : Zanzabar w/ Heliotropes
03/08/13   Charleston, WV : The Empty Glass w/ Heliotropes
03/07/13   Pittsburgh, PA : 6119 w/ Heliotropes
03/06/13   Brooklyn, NY : Death By Audio w/ Heliotropes
02/27/13   Toronto, ON : The Garrison w/ Grounders, Beach Fossils

Dream Affair ‘From Now On’ via Artificial Records

Excited to announce the first release from Hand Drawn Dracula label division ARTIFICIAL RECORDS!
DREAM AFFAIR’s ‘From Now On‘ is a post-punk, synth-laden, stark and industrial statement already earning attention from Pitchfork Media. Noisey / Vice interviewed DREAM AFFAIR and premiered lead off track ‘From Now On’.

PRE-ORDERS available now! Digital release date February 26 and 12″ EP release April 9, 2013.

Beliefs – NME’s #1 The Buzz

#1 BUZZ in this week’s issue of NME Magazine!

NME The Buzz
#1 BELIEFS
Beamed up from the same Canadian hype scene that made good with Grimes and Doldrums, Toronto duo Beliefs are, in a musical sense, the blissed-out siblings of their freaky Montreal buddies. Clinging to the shaky shoegaze train, they manage to not be totally boring – unlike 99.9 per cent of their genre compatriots. Songs like ‘Catch My Breath’ give a serotonin injection to soaring dreampop that’s every bit as spiritual as their name suggests. What’s more, singer-guitarist Jesse Crowe used to have a hairdressing salon called – ahem – Grateful Head. Their self-titled debut LP – out March 4 on No Pain In Pop [March 5th on Hand Drawn Dracula & Manimal] – promises nifty cuts of the sonic variety.

Beliefs “Violets” Video

BELIEFS have a brand new video for the bonus track and digital single “Violets“, directed by Adam Christopher Seward of RITUALS (http://adamchristopher.4ormat.com). “Violets” premiered on MuchMusic’s The Wedge, Exclaim!, Chartattack, & NYLON Magazine.

· PRE-ORDER BELIEFS “Self Titled” on Premium Digital & Limited Clear/Smokey Vinyl.

By Divine Right On Tour!

By Divine Right Tour

BY DIVINE RIGHT return with a brand new album this spring and are prepping by hitting the road with Halifax duo Cousins and Shotgun Jimmie! Make sure to keep up to date with the band by joining their Facebook. BDR dates listed below and look for “Organized Accidents” May 7th 2013!   (tour poster by Maryanna Hardy)

Win an EXCLAIM! prize pack ~ tickets, t-shirt, limited edition Daps/HDD LP, Good Morning Beautiful CD, & BDR buttons!
Enter here: http://exclaim.ca/Contests/see_by_divine_right_in_toronto_ottawa_montreal

02/23/13 Montreal PQ : TBA w/ Cousins
02/22/13 Kingston ON : The Mansion w/ Cousins
02/21/13 Ottawa ON : Zaphods
02/17/13 Hamilton ON : Casbah w/ Cousins
02/16/13 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ Shotgun Jimmie, Cousins
02/13/13 Waterloo ON : The Starlight w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/09/13 Windsor : The Phog w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/08/13 Chatam ON : Cultural Centre Studio A w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/07/13 London ON : Call The Office w/ Shotgun Jimmie

Beliefs Pre-Orders & Pitchfork Premiere

BELIEFS‘ new track Gallows Bird premieres on Pitchfork today.
And on Stereogum. A good week!

PRE-ORDER BELIEFS “Self Titled” debut now from our HDD ONLINE STORE.
Available on a Limited Edition run of 300 Clear Smokey Vinyl, and Premium Digital (MP3, FLAC).









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