Excited to announce TASSEOMANCY, aka Canadian twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman, have joined Hand Drawn Dracula! The title track of their new album, Do Easy, is streaming via The Fader and the LP will be released November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada). *** Dates TBA + Limited Canada Only Coloured Vinyl Edition Pre-Orders HERE.

“glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melanchony – Romy and Sari’s lush vocals flit between pillowy and crystalline” ~ THE FADER

 

 

“Inspired by the wild flamingos of all the night karaoke soirees and the domestic manifesto of William S Burroughs’s The Discipline of DE, “Do Easy” is a iconoclast pop hit written from Romy Lightman’s sub-conscious in a basement apartment. Burroughs’s doctrine on finding “the easy way” struck me as something rare and I hung onto it like a piece of protection. Later on, I discovered that Genesis P-Orridge believed this text to be one of the greatest magic techniques for retraining the mind. Endorsed by Occultists, stoners, freaks, the ultra zen and the highly sensitive, Do Easy attempts to infuse the mundane with a gentle joy and a sense of simple delight. Tasseomancy’s choral interpretation was created with all this in mind. Additional vocals by Sari Lightman and arrangements by band members Johnny Spence on synth/piano and Evan Cartwright on drums with musical accompaniment by Brodie West on saxophone.” ~ TASSEOMANCY

FRESH SNOW perform “January Skies” live for EXCLAIM! TV ~ from their second full-length album “ONE” ~ available September 9th, 2016 via Hand Drawn Dracula on limited white vinyl // PRE-ORDER HERE

“The genre-jumping quartet let their imaginations run wild with their cosmic, electronic-based music, focusing heavily on ambience and groove – another awe-inspiring performance” ~ EXCLAIM! TV

VALLENS share the exclusive video premiere of “Devour”, directed by Benjamin Portas, via Andy Warhol’s INTERVIEW MAGAZINE (founded in 1969). CONSENT is available now on limited blue vinyl and premium digital: goo.gl/V4kY7T

“The Lynchian influence returns full force in the Toronto-based ensemble’s new music video for “Devour” – a twisted boudoir photo shoot – a troubling meditation on identity – the gentle shoegaze soundtrack” ~ INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

08.17 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival – Bar Robo w/ Beliefs
09.02 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Elsa
09.09 Hamilton ON // BaltimoreHouse w/ Fake Palms
09.22 Montreal QC // POP Montreal w/ Tasseomancy


 

HDD is happy to announce that HIS CLANCYNESS (rooted in Italy – Canada) will release their sophomore album, “Isolation Culture”, on October 14th via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/US/ROW) and Tannen / Maple Death (EU/UK).

PRE-ORDER via HDD HERE.

CLASH has the premiere stream of the title track; “The woozy, cassette-tape feel in the production nods towards the DIY scene, but the chugging bass and nagging vocals feel more like Talking Heads – arch post-punk bulldozers Pere Ubu.” ~ CLASH (UK)

Recorded at Portishead’s Invada Studios with engineer Stu Matthews (BEAK>, Anika, Portishead) and Matthew Johnson, the album already has the attention of The Line OF Best Fit, Tiny Mix Tape, Impose Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, and BBC Radio 6.

 

 

EU/UK TOUR
08/05 Pesaro, Italy // Villa’n’ Roll Fest w/ Soft Moon
08/06 Verona, Italy // Malalido
08/19 Molfetta, Italy // Eremo
08/20 Pisticci, Italy // Sputnik Festival
08/21 Rosignano Solvay, Italy // Festa Democratica
08/30 Milano, Italy // Carroponte w/ Any Other
10/01 Munich, Germany // Glockenbachwerkstatt
10/02 Berlin, Germany // ACUD
10/03 Hamburg, Germany // Club!heim im Schanzenpark
10/04 Rotterdam, Netherlands // Wunderbar
10/05 London, UK // The Waiting Room
10/06 Sheffield, UK // Bungalows & Bears
10/07 Liverpool, UK // The Shipping Forecast
10/08 Brighton, UK // Stiky Mike’s Frog Bar
10/09 Paris, France // Point Ephemere
10/10 Nantes, France // Madame Rêve
10/11 Lille, France // La Peniche
10/12 Luxembourg // De Gudden Wellen



 

NAILBITER premieres “SPIRAL” over at THE FADER from his upcoming “SWORM” EP out August 5th via Hand Drawn Dracula!

“Starting off with craggy static pulses of a top secret radio transmission, it veers into a potent blend of rudimentary beats and distorted laser beam synth improvisation, Pete Swanson meets Giorgio Moroder style.” ~ THE FADER

Sworm EP (HDD052) ~ All Songs Produced/Mixed/Recorded by Josh Korody, except “Sworm” Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV). Mastered by Jarod Gibson (Odonis Odonis).

PRE-ORDER SWORM EP HERE
1) Sworm
2) The Hunt
3) Spiral
4) Malgorithm
5) Shield



 

VALLENS debut album CONSENT is available now on limited BLUE VINYL!

CLASH (UK PREMIERE) – “Consent’ is topical, powerful, and wholly invigorating”

NOW Magazine (ALBUM OF THE WEEK) – “From its melancholy start to its fantastic finish,
Consent is a twisted fever dream truly evoking the band’s namesake.”

EXCLAIM! Magazine (8/10) – “the type of record one should listen to with eyes closed,
to fully allow the mind to be swept away on a journey that both delights and disturbs, in the most enchanting of ways”

CBC RADIO3 (INTERVIEW) – “Consent is layered in a cloudy haze of dusky guitars over mysterious melodies,
dreamy synthesizers seemingly taken from the lost tapes of a David Lynch film score, and shadowy, post punk grooves.”

DAILY VICE (INTERVIEW) – “Robyn Phillips of Vallens wants you to believe women”

 
07.09.16 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Casper Skulls, Yi
08.17.16 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival w/ Beliefs


VALLENS premiere ‘KAREN’ video, directed by Allison Johnston, via the FADER. >>> PRE-ORDER LP NOW !!!

“The Toronto band doesn’t pull any punches in their abstract new clip. ~ explores ashen, textured rock music that’s often
shoegaze-y, but songs like “Karen” nod toward Sonic Youth’s tightly wound and distraught melodies” ~ THE FADER

06.10.16 Brooklyn NY // Northside Festival – Alphaville w/ Dead Leaf Echo
06.18.16 Toronto ON // The Garrison w/ Greys, Speedy Ortiz
08.17.16 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival w/ Beliefs