Posts tagged: Beliefs


BELIEFS share a new video directed by Christopher Mills for “All Things Considered” via EARMILK and NOW MAGAZINE. The first in the HABITAT video trilogy of “All Things Considered,” “Retreat (light the fire),” and “1994”.


“[Beliefs] created the album in an astounding 16 days. This flurry of creativity is evident in the outcome, which is an accomplished exploration into darker, grittier sounds and looser structures – This band has locked into something exciting” ~ EARMILK



BELIEFS “darkly enigmatic new video” for the Christopher Mills directed “Retreat (Light The Fire)” premieres on UK’s GOLD FLAKE PAINT ahead of their “brilliant” new LP release this Friday.

“The song itself is as warped and wonderful as we’ve come to expect, the whole thing seemingly pitched on the very precipice of falling apart throughout, the vivid instrumentation juxtaposed by a led vocal which is anything but” ~ GOLD FLAKE PAINT



Stream BELIEFS “Weirder, Darker, More Industrial” new album “Habitat” via NOISEY.

PRE_ORDER HERE ON LIMITED RED VINYL / CD / DGTL /// Out Friday, September 22nd.

“the sounds, intricate and layered, often times completely and beautifully weird; and patience with the direction they are going toward. For Beliefs’ latest record, Habitat, that patience pays off in dividends. Their third LP is harsher and admittedly much darker but it still promises to be illuminating and rich.” ~ NOISEY


BELIEFS “Habitat” LP with die-cut jacket & pressed on translucent red vinyl (as well as limited cassette, cd and digital) available now for pre-order here: and here:
Out worldwide September 22nd via Outside Music / Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Comb” recorded live in Toronto at The Baby G, directed by Andrew Matthews & Ivy Lovell with lights by Romar L. Johnson.


BELIEFS premiere “1994” video on BILLBOARD!

Directed by HDD collaborator Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Vallens), “1994” is the first music video from Beliefs new album Habitat, out September 22nd 2017.

“the seductive new song does a dazzling job of setting steely, urban structures with a sensuality typically reserved for flesh and blood – If “1994’ is any indication, the new LP figures to augment the feathery, shoegazey dream pop of their past with stark, stylish post-punk.” – BILLBOARD

08/11/17 Kingston ON : Wolf Island Music Festival
09/14/17 Montreal QC : POP Montreal


Watch NAILBITER‘s live-improv performance on Hexinverter Électronique headquarters’ massive modular system.
Nailbiter “Waveshaper” EP out now via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Dark, atmospheric, but always danceable, his sounds have been making waves from NYC to Montreal.
Now check out his exclusive set for Mutant Modular, coming at you straight from Hexinverter HQ in Montreal!”

08.24.17 – Toronto ON – The Baby G w/ Mnisota, Mike Rocha, C.R. Gillespie, Castle If

Nailbiter // Smeared (stream) via Silent Shout

NAILBITER (Josh Korody of BELIEFS) new album Waveshaper, mastered by David Psutka (Egyptrixx) and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys), out March 3rd via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Nailbiter makes sludgy experimental electro with shades of industrial and a pinch of gothiness. “Smeared” is a short song with a sense of impending doom, and though the sounds are cacophonous, it is still melodious and beat-driven.” ~ SILENT SHOUT

“a moody, threatening sonic vibe” ~ EXCLAIM!

Beliefs // Get There (Stream) via Fader + Stereogum

BELIEFS premiere (stream) and FREE DOWNLOAD via The FADER.

“GET THERE”, an outtake from the LEAPER recording sessions, features vocals by fellow Toronto musician Jonathan Rogers (Elsa, The Seams), and describes “a road trip that feel like it will never end, running from your life and having no idea where you’re going.” ~ Jesse Crowe.

“Beliefs Share “Get There,” A Lucid Shoegazing Odyssey ~ the sensation of getting lost in a current, the kind of zoning out commonly associated with this kind of shoegaze. But the propulsion driving it is benevolent and calming” ~ The FADER

Get There is a starry collaboration between them and fellow Toronto band Elsa’s Jonathan Rogers, and it makes it sound like life’s all about the journey.” ~ STEREOGUM


Beliefs // Swooner (VIDEO) premiere via CLASH

BELIEFS release a new video for Swooner, directed by Ivy Lovell, via UK’s CLASH magazine.

“Even 40 years on from the dawn of punk, shaving your head can still be a rebellious move. For a woman, it’s an especially profound gesture. It’s the complete removal from a capitalist hierarchy, from the monetisation of female beauty. Don’t want to partake in the endless beauty chase? Shave it all off and let the world stare.

Thankfully, director Ivy Lovell captured the process, and an oddly intimate experience – matched to the searingly truthful music of Beliefs, it’s a coruscating listen and an addictive watch” ~ CLASH (UK)

04/22/16 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall – Toronto ON w/ Casper Skulls, SUUNS

Beliefs – Leave With You (VIDEO) via CLASH & STEREOGUM

BELIEFS premiere “Leave With You” video, directed by Sean Cartwright, via CLASH Magazine (UK), STEREOGUM (US), and KEXP 90.3FM. LEAPER has been popping up on numerous end of year lists including #3 on Sound Better With Reverb‘s “SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2015”. LEAPER is out now on a limited run of green translucent vinyl. Order HERE.

“Dream pop viewed through a prism of distortion… build up into an atmospheric and deeply unique world. New album ‘Leaper’ emerged at the tail end of last year, matching sumptuous sonics against some of the band’s most developing songwriting yet. ‘Leave With You’ is an apt introductory point for those new to the charms of Beliefs.” ~ CLASH (UK)


Beliefs – Colour Of Your Name (Video) Under The Radar

BELIEFS premiere “Colour Of Your Name” video, directed by Alex Earl Grey, on Under The Radar Magazine.
LEAPER is available now on limited edition of 300 translucent green vinyl worldwide… order HERE soon!

“Leaper, a fine album that blurred all distinctions between dream pop euphoria and warped shoegaze disorientation – “Colour of Your Name,” one of the record’s more concise, pop-leaning highlights” ~ Under The Radar Magazine

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