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).

Beliefs – Lily (live video)

“In August, Exclaim! TV was invited to Candle Recording to shoot a session with Toronto shoe-gazers, BELIEFS. Gearing up for a new album to be released in 2013, the band treated Exclaim! to a couple of album cuts that have not been released yet. You already got a taste for what the yet-to-be-titled album will sound like back in October when we posted the first song from the session, “Dead Water.” Now, you can take a listen to the second song from that session, “Lily.”” ~ Exclaim!TV Magazine

Beliefs “Catch My Breath” Video

BELIEFS NEW VIDEO for “Catch My Breath” directed by Henry Sansom & James Mejia.

Video premiered today on » Noisey / VICE » Gorilla VS Bear » NEU Magaizne / DIY » Impose Magazine » Exclaim! Magazine » MUCH Music’s The Wedge + ION Magazine » Consequence of Sound » HELMUT LANG » Artrocker

Tiers join the Artificial Records Family


Photo: Phil Maier

We’re very happy to announce that Tiers have joined Artificial Records for their debut release.
Check out the track below for a taste of whats to come.

“Best Local Songwriter” Neil Haverty

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NOW MAGAZINE Best of Toronto – Readers’ Pick: Best Local Songwriter : Neil Haverty (BRUCE PENINSULA)

CONGRATS NEIL!!! “The lead singer of the sprawling prog folk collective BRUCE PENINSULA shares vocal duties with a number of other singers, but it’s his talent for songwriting and arranging that’s charmed NOW readers. We loved their last album, Open Flames, too, and gave it a NNNN review.” ~ NOW Magazine

Dream Affair & Artificial Records

Announcing the launch of ARTIFIAL RECORDS ~ a division of HAND DRAWN DRACULA Records ~ with a focus on cultivating artists patrolling the electronic, drone, and dark corners of the music scene. Artificial Records is Josh Voynovich (Artificial / Forming parties) and James Mejia (Hand Drawn Dracula / Mejia Design).

The first Artificial Release is DREAM AFFAIR‘s 12″ (February 2013) and Digital (December 2012) album. Stream the first video “The Porter” from the 12″ below.

PITCHFORK describes the young Brooklyn trio as “gothic sounds of 1980s Britain – fusing voguish Cure/Sisters of Mercy-derived morosity with industrial and pop leanings”.









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