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PRAISES “Cult of Absence” // From EP2 – BUY HERE // directed by Ivy Lovell and edited by Sandy Miranda (F*d Up).

PRAISES “Calm As Colour” is #5 on CBC Music Radio3‘s top 30 this week,
along side label mates THE SEAMS #29 “Lemonade” and BREEZE “Please” #16.

NEW ALBUMS by PRAISES & BREEZE — FREE on HDD’s BANDCAMP!!!

We’re closing out 2017 & moving on to 2018 with PRAISES – EP2 (Jesse of BELIEFS / YI) and
BREEZE – RECORD (Josh of BELIEFS & Kyle of THE SEAMS / WISH).

PRAISES is the solo project of Beliefs co-founder Jesse Crowe. Following the world-wide critical acclaim of Beliefs and the release of her first EP1 as Praises, Jesse Recorded EP2 at Toronto’s Candle Recording Studio with co-producer Josh Korody, Andrew Roy on bass, Robyn Phillips (Vallens) on guitar, and Laura Jane Beach on violin.

BREEZE started as a few sketches in the notebook of songwriter, producer, and engineer Josh Korody. Their dream-pop sound took form soon after with collaborators and friends Kyle Connolly and Shawn Dell joining the band. After a few weeks of rehearsals, the three went into Korody’s Candle Recording Studio in Toronto’s west-end with producer Leon Taheny to record a full length record in 2013.

https://handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com/album/record
https://handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com/album/ep2

BELIEFS share their new Christopher Mills directed video for “Swamp Core” via CLASH Magazine + UK dates!

HABITAT album out now // ORDER HERE //

“‘Swamp Core’ is a menacing, brooding piece of post-punk.” ~ CLASH

Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

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”.

HABITAT LP out now // ORDER HERE //

“[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

Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 13 – Berlin, Germany – Internet Explorer
Nov 14 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Roodkapje w/ Jo Marches
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 18 – Milan, Italy – Labrutepoque
Nov 20 – Paris, France – Supersonic
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

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

Oct 12 – Hamilton, CA – The Casbah w/ Fake Palms
Oct 13 – Sudbury, CA – Townhouse Tavern w/ Fake Palms
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 13 – Berlin, Germany – Internet Explorer
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 18 – Milan, Italy – Labrutepoque
Nov 20 – Paris, France – Supersonic
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

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: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T and here: https://beliefsband.bandcamp.com
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.

Sept 14 – Montreal, CA – Pop Montreal / Brasserie Beaubien w/ Ora Cogan, Petra Glynt, Fake Palms, Vallens
Oct 12 – Hamilton, CA – The Casbah w/ Fake Palms
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

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!”
http://www.hexinverter.net/mutant-modular

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


YI premiere “Ladyfingers” stream via NOISEY/VICE from their debut “EP1” out April 14th.
Pre-order here: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T

“New & Notable: Yi’s dreamy, ambient shoegaze skips and skitters through various experimental passages” ~ BANDCAMP DAILY

“Yi establish a ying-yang approach to their intensity; confident in shoegaze and no-wave
as much as more ambient, rhythmic spaces.” ~ NOISEY

04/20/17 Toronto ON : Silver Dollar CMW w/ The Seams, Japanese Breakfast
04/05/17 Toronto ON : Baby G w/ Fresh Snow, Decorum


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!