Posts tagged: Beliefs

Beliefs “Leaper” – KCRW Album Preview

Head to KCRW, Southern California’s National Public Radio flagship, to preview BELIEFS album new “LEAPER” in it’s entirety! In stores and available online Friday November 13th. Limited translucent green vinyl available now… order HERE soon!

“full-scale sonic assault” ~ EXCLAIM! (CA)

“On November 13, Hand Drawn Dracula will release Beliefs’ Leaper, which has to be one of the year’s more solid shoegaze/dream pop records.” ~ UNDER THE RADAR (US)

“25 years from now, when “dream pop” returns from a number of years of exile, it may very be records like Leaper that inspire the next generation of shoe-gazers.” ~ KCRW (US)

Beliefs // Leaper (Video) Premiere via Stereogum

BELIEFS share a new video for the title track of their upcoming album Leaper. The Adam Leon directed video premiered on STEREOGUM (US), EXCLAIM (CA), and FILTER (MX). LEAPER is out November 13th on limited translucent green vinyl with pre-orders going fast (almost half way through the first run!) … PRE-ORDER HERE.

“a propulsive midnight rocker accented by ominous whispers and gorgeous noise” ~ STEREOGUM (US)

“On November 13, Hand Drawn Dracula will release Beliefs’ Leaper, which has to be one of the year’s more solid shoegaze/dream pop records.” ~ UNDER THE RADAR (US)


BELIEFS – 1992 (VIDEO) PREMIERE via NOISEY, Stereogum, Exclaim!

BELIEFS premiere 1992 on NOISEY (US), STEREOGUM (US), FILTER (MX), EXCLAIM! (CA) and announce the release of their new album LEAPER on November 13th. The video was directed by Joe Roth & Ivy Lovell and stars Robyn (VALLENS) along with a lot of friends. Limited to a run of 300 translucent green vinyl ~ PRE-ORDER.

“Leaper ~ a ten track killer that creates a landscape of strange disassociation from everything around.” ~ NOISEY (US)


NAILBITER ‘FORMATS’ premiere on Brooklyn Vegan & Exclaim!

NAILBITER‘s FORMATS was Written / Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Josh Korody (BELIEFS / WISH / BREEZE) in his apartment January – July 2015. A transitional project leaning more on the exploration of sounds and rhythms than melodys and popular structures of other associated acts. Nailbiter Formats out September 25, 2015 on Digital via Hand Drawn Dracula + Limited Cassette Edition via Heretical Objects.

“Nailbiter (Josh Korody of Beliefs) soundtracks your industrial nightmare on ‘Formats’ – Taking inspiration from late-’80s/early-’90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow)” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE


BELIEFS // Tidal Wave (VIDEO) STEREOGUM Premiere

BELIEFS is pleased to launch the video for new song “Tidal Wave” via the fine folks at STEREOGUM. The video, directed by Trevor Blumas (DOOMSQUAD) and Laura Lynn Petrick, perfectly complements the song evoking an atmosphere of pre-digital age, public access late-night music television. The track is a preview from the forthcoming album Leaper, scheduled to be released in spring 2015.

“Beliefs hail from Toronto and make the kind of fogged-in shoegaze that stands the test of time — I could have seen this band play last weekend in Brooklyn, but my mom could have seen them the year I was born.” ~ STEREOGUM

Praises // The Devil (Video)

PRAISES “The Devil” video premieres on CHARTATTACK, an ICEAGE cover, and local shows announced.

“The co-leader of Toronto shoegazers Beliefs debuts an otherworldly video for her dusted pop solo project. In Jesse Crowe’s Praises, you can still hear the same knack for sweeping melody displayed in the fuzzier shoegaze project Beliefs. It’s good music for impromptu journeys, and in her video for the “The Devil” we’re treated to a living room performance (shot by her father) superimposed with footage of a trip through Iceland.” ~ CHARTATTACK

Also listen to PRAISES cover of Iceage “Morals” via EXCLAIM!
“Crowe lets her cover slowly hit your core, like a couple extra shots of high-grade NyQuil” ~ Exclaim!


WISH // ALL THE TIME (Video) Premiere on Impose

WISH “All The Time” video premiere on IMPOSE Magazine. Filmed at Toronto’s Silver Dollar & The CNE by director Scarlett Rose.

“Scarlett Rose’s video catches Kyle, Peter, Emily, and Josh performing within the multiple kaleidoscopic frames, combining the illumination from the neon bathed carnival attractions with the low-lit glow of stage lights.” ~ IMPOSE


WISH // Nothing to Say (Video) Premiere on The Fader

WISH premiere their new video for “Nothing To Say”, directed by Dylin North, on THE FADER today!
Featured: CMJ (Track of the Week), WILD Magazine, Exclaim Magazine, BAST (DK), IndieNative (JP)

“Watch a Hallucinogenic Video from Toronto Four-Piece WISH – With drawled vocals and gently muddled guitars, it’s the kind of stoned, comforting rock song easy to zone out to” ~ THE FADER

09/27/14   Toronto ON : White House w/ Zones, Animai
09/25/14   Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ The Dandy Warhols
09/18/14   Montreal PQ : POP Montreal @ Balattou w/ Country
09/13/14   Hamilton ON : Supercrawl w/ Petra Glynt, Beliefs
09/11/14   Toronto ON : The Horseshoe w/ Dirty Nil

WISH // Album Premiere on Consequence of Sound

WISH‘s self-tiled debut album premiered on CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, EXCLAIM!, and earned a NNNN review in NOW Magazine so far! WISH will be released August 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula / PRE-ORDER now on HDD’s Web Store.


WISH // Retro Grade (Alternate Versions)

When we made WISH‘s “Retro Grade” music video, we also made three alternate versions featuring each member of the band… watch the Josh Korody, Emily Bitze, and Peter Gosling versions. “Clearly, one of the band members is a bit more excited about the shoot than the others” ~ EXCLAIM! Magazine

The “Director’s Cut” (featuring Kyle Connolly) premiered on STEREOGUM, EXCLAIM, INDIE88, and Australia’s iconic RAGE TV.

WISH debut is out August 26th. Pre-order HERE.

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Beliefs on Duran Duran tribute w/ Moby, Warpaint, & More!

BELIEFS cover “Sound of Thunder” for Making Patterns Rhyme: a tribute to Duran Duran released via Manimal Vinyl with all proceeds going to Amnesty International. The comp features Warpaint, Little Dragon, Moby, Austra and more.

SPIN Magazine Premiere + Brooklyn Vegan +

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