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”.

Beliefs ‘Dead Water’ on Exclaim! TV


Toronto-based shoe-gazers BELIEFS share a track from their upcoming HDD full-length on Exclaim! TV. Filmed and recorded at Candle Recording (co-owned by vocalist/guitarist Josh Korody), watch BELIEFS perform the slow building “Dead Water”. ~ Exclaim!

10/17 Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour w/ Amen Dunes
11/10 Montreal, QB – Cabaret Underworld w/ The Men

2012 POP Montreal 12″

SCION SESSIONS,
DAPS RECORDS,
HAND DRAWN DRACULA,
& POP MONTREAL


FREE DAPS & HDD SPLIT 12″!!! including tracks, some previously unreleased, from:

»»» Check out the great SCION SESSIONS party pics HERE

Dusted ‘There Somehow’ Video

DUSTED releases a music video for “There Somehow”, collaborating with Canadian Director Scott Cudmore. The song, which pairs BRIAN BORCHERDT‘s haunting vocals with a simple guitar, hints at frustration in communication. Cudmore’s filmic take is equally vexed, showing a girl releasing all through a silent scream. It was premiered today via Stereogum.

Director Scott Cudmore had this to say about the new music video:
“Brian sent me the Dusted record last year and I immediately fell in love with it. It stayed in my car for almost the entire year. Something about the sounds and textures on that record, I guess they made me think that they could complement images and sounds of my own. The subject matter of ‘There Somehow’ and the short length of it really made sense with this material. It’s a different kind of project – it’s not a music video for a ‘single’ but more of a little film collaboration between two existing works.”

New Breeze Video

BREEZE is the dream-pop side project of BELIEFS‘ Josh Korody. HDD is releasing the digital single “Paradise (in a while)” / “Repent” as a limited pressing of 100 cassette tapes with photography by Laura Lynn Petrick (www.lauralynnpetrick.com) and a music video by Adam Seward (Rituals).

The Release party is September 8th @ Day+Night Salon: Facebook Event Info
Day + Night party photos here: Breeze
Laura Lynn party photos here: lauralynnpetrick.blogspot.ca

Dusted on Exclaim! & BTR TV

DUSTED stopped by Exclaim TV for a live performance of “Property Lines” and to the Break Thru Radio studio for a Live Session and a chat with host Maia MacDonald. Watch both videos above!

Dusted New Video & Fall Tour!

The new DUSTED video for “(Into The) Atmosphere” made its debut on Pitchfork.tv today. The video is almost as dreamy & lo-fi as the song itself. Watch it above!

“(Into The) Atmosphere” appears on DUSTED‘s debut album, Total Dust, which is available on Deluxe CD, Limited Edition 180-g maroon colored LP, and Premium Digital (MP3, FLAC) in our HDD ONLINE STORE.

PERFUME GENIUS w/ DUSTED TOUR
http://pitchfork.com/news/47362-perfume-genius-announces-north-american-tour/

10.02 Minneapolis MN : Bryant Lake Bowl
10.03 Chicago IL : Logan Square Auditorium
10.05 Toronto ON : 918 Bathurst Space
10.06 Montreal QC : Il Motore
10.07 Somerville MA : Johnny D’s
10.08 Brooklyn NY : Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.09 New York NY : Le Poisson Rouge
10.11 Philadelphia PA : Johnny Brenda’s
10.12 Washington DC : The Hamilton
10.13 Carrboro NC : The ArtsCenter
10.15 Nashville TN : The High Watt
10.17 Fort Worth TX : Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
10.18 Austin TX : Central Presbyterian Church
10.22 San Diego CA : Irenic
10.23 Los Angeles CA : The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood
10.24 San Francisco CA : Swedish American Hall
10.26 Portland OR : Aladdin Theater

Dusted Release Party!

Dusted photo by Julia Schill

TOTALLY excited for the release of ‘TOTAL DUST’! Pre-orders are shipping this week, videos are in the works, tour dates will be announced soon. And to celebrate the release of DUSTED‘s debut album, we’re throwing a release party at Toronto’s Get Well (1181 Dundas St. W.). More info here: Facebook Event Page

DUSTED is the X3 Artist of the Month (AUX TV + CBC R3 + Exclaim) !
MUCH MUSIC First Spin! Stream ‘Total Dust’ HERE!

08/16/12 Toronto ON: Open Roof Festival
07/26/12 Toronto CAN: The Mod Club w/ Cousins, Chad VanGaalen
07/15/12 Brooklyn NY US: Glasslands Gallery
07/12/12 New York NY US: Cake Shop
07/07/12 Toronto CAN: Get Well Bar – Dusted Release Party w/ Cousins









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