We’re pleased to announce that Weeknight have joined HDD’s Artificial label division! Listen to ‘Im The Beaches (The ’77 Switchblade Remix)’ below and pick up the limited tour cd (including remix) at the following dates w/ Phantogram. Announcing the debut Weeknight LP in 2014 soon!
12/04 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
12/05 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
12/06 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
12/07 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
12/08 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
12/28 The Drake – Toronto, ON w/ Doomsquad, etiquette, Phedre
DOOMSQUAD release a new video for “Ovoo” and the digital single “Ovoo / The Cools” via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/US/World) and No Pain In Pop (EU/UK). The trio begin their mini tour of EU/UK with No Joy, Jessy Lanza, and Dead Gaze this week. The video was directed by Chris Boni and the single features art by Randy Grskovic.
MILKIN’ IT · ‘In Utero’Tribute · Various Artists
// FREE Digital Download HERE (320kbps)
1. Breeze “Serve The Servants”
2. Greys “Scentless Apprentice”
3. Beliefs “Heart-Shaped Box”
4. Ostrich Tuning “Rape Me”
5. Fresh Snow & Julie Fader “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge”
6. Lowell Sostomi “Dumb”
7. Teenanger “Very Ape”
8. Absolutely Free “Milk It”
9. Weather Station “Pennyroyal Tea”
10. Odonis Odonis “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
11. Hooded Fang ”Tourette’s”
12. Wooden Sky “All Apologies”
13. Doomsquad “I Hate Myself And Want To Die”
14. Milk Lines “Sappy”
15. Hsy “Moist Vagina”
16. Tess Parks “Marigold”
HDD PRESENTS… MILKIN’ IT · NIRVANA “IN UTERO” TRIBUTE by a selection of bands from Toronto. Curated by Wooden Sky, Greys, and Hand Drawn Dracula. Mastered by Gavin Gardiner at Lacquer Channel, Toronto, Canada. Project information, artist biographies and FREE digital download available HERE.
BELIEFS are setting out on their first European Tour with stops at the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, Incubate in Holland, and a DJ Night at 8MM in Berlin. Only a few copies of their debut on smokey coloured vinyl are still available via the HDD Store!
09.08.13 – Grolsch Festival Party @ TiFF – Toronto, ON
09.19.13 – Harlem Bar – Reykjavik IS
09.21.13 – Incubate Festival – Tilburg NL
09.22.13 – JC Den Eglantier – Antwerp BE
09.25.13 – Hafen 2 – Offenbach DE
09.26.13 – West Germany – Berlin DE
09.28.13 – Reeperbahnn Festival – Hamburg DE
09.30.13 – Seabright Arms – London UK
10.01.13 – Pivo – Glasgow UK
10.02.13 – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool UK
10.03.13 – Old Blue Last – London UK
10.04.13 – Espace B – Paris FR
10.20.13 – Piston – Toronto ON w/ is/is
BY DIVINE RIGHT launch a new video for the sun drenched tune “Zoomies” from the critically acclaimed “Organized Accidents“.
The third video in a trilogy of work by Australian-born director Benjamin Portas, the visuals shimmer and flicker with vibrant washes of colour like summer sun bouncing off cottage windows reflecting the tune’s musical exploration of ambience and deconstruction. Portas used heavily treated pinhole footage collected in fields in Canada and Australia. Goerdie Dynes (drummer) also made a road video for Zoomies HERE.
DOOMSQUAD release a hypnotic new video for “Eternal Return” from their Artificial EP and their upcoming HDD full-length debut. Director Steve Reaume created the video “using his own algorithm that visually interprets the song mathematically. This results in a unique formation of blurred, grainy lines, slowly moving in kaleidoscope vision, triggering swift, paralyzing light as they begin to form more detailed objects ~ find yourself lost between their spiritual forces and a wicked video that matches the vibe perfectly.” (via Portals)
Doomsquad will be touring Eastern Canada with HSY this September/October, followed by a tour of the UK/EU in November.
BELIEFS are joined by original Martha & The Muffins singer Martha Johnson on their rendition of the classic Toronto tune “Echo Beach” from their seminal album “Metro Music” which landed at number 42 on NOW Magazine’s Top 50 Toronto Albums list.
MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS // METRO MUSIC (1979) : With a British record deal, a hit in Echo Beach and Metro Music’s cover designed by Peter Saville, Martha and the Muffins were never confined to the CanCon ghetto. The group’s core was singer Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane, but the original lineup, including sax player Andy Haas, shone with jazzy inventiveness. (Read via NOW Magazine)
“DOOMSQUAD, the mysterious Toronto/Montreal-based sibling trio, have been crafting eerie electronica for several years, and recently signed to Hand Drawn Dracula / Artificial in order to spread their tunes to parts unknown.
To celebrate their new signing, we met with them in their basement, which conveniently doubles as a studio, for a performance of “Oovo,” off their as-yet-unannounced debut LP, tentatively titled Kalaboogie. The haunting track features chilling harmonies, a pulsing electronic beat, and a recorder solo.” ~ Exclaim