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Hand Drawn Dracula is excited to announce TANGIERS as our headliner for NXNE 2013!
Photos by Tess Parks

Ten years ago, Toronto band Tangiers recorded and released their debut record “Hot New Spirits”. These life long friends recorded this document  live off the floor to tape,  thus beginning a whirlwind of chaotic live shows, critical acclaim and heavy strange wildness.  Tangiers was built with equal measure muscular intensity and lithe weirdo damaged poetry.

Blending core rock and roll, manic energy, and an outsider art soul, Tangiers predated a Toronto band explosion to come. Their unhinged energy and “locals only” city kid aesthetic came along with a rancid garbage strike and a sweltering heat wave. International recognition suggested a star on the precipice of birth, instead implosion.

It was over for this original line up in under a year.
10 years later Tangiers are reforming for a show, because playing feels good.

 
“Hot New Spirits is the lost gem of that time—an anxious, nervy, joyous announcement to the world. Other bands would come to define the scene and the decade, but this is what it sounded like before we knew where we were going – Top 10 Canadian albums of the decade” ~ MACLEANS

“Americas, here is your garage-rock underdog. 8.2” – PITCHFORK
 

JOSH REICHMANN / DOPES ‘Burning Books’ music video taken from After Live (HDD013).
Directed by Amos LeBlanc & Johnny Nghiem. BUY HERE

JOSH REICHMANN ‘Wildly Waiting’ video from ‘After Live’ directed by Henry Sansom and James Mejia.
 
“[After Live] is all about synthetic, folkloric, body-horror-rocking strangeness — imagine 30 minutes on mushrooms with loops of Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” in one ear, elec­tro remixes of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in the other and eyes glued to Bob Dylan’s Don’t Look Back on a blood-soaked screen.” – THE MONTREAL MIRROR

“After Live is a striking collection of dark, forward-thinking pop music that might just be his best work yet.” – 4/5 NOW MAGAZINE
 
AFTER LIVE LP // BUY HERE

JOSH REICHMANN video for ‘All Day Wrong’ Remix by Sebastien Grainger (DEATH FROM ABOVE, DESERTS).

JOSH REICHMANN // AFTER LIVE
(HDD013) BUY HERE

1. After Live
2. All Day Wrong
3. People Fade Away
4. Track 04
5. Burning Books
6. Wildly Waiting
7. Empty Purse
8. Florida
9. Florida ll

digital bonus
All Day Wrong (Sebastien Grainger Remix)
 
Video by James Mejia.

DESERTS perform ‘Street Walker’ & ‘No Skin’ in studio for LiVE@TheVerge (XM Radio The Verge) at the Music Mansion.
Look out for a new DESERTS LP … in the works!

DESERTS hit the road and try to play some shows. Things are going real well, we’re making a lot of cool contacts (what’s up allen?)… the HEATER IS WORKING! BUY 7″ HERE!!!

DESERTS TOUR
12/5 St. Catharines, ON w/ Phantogram
12/6 London, ON w/ Phantogram
12/7 Peterborough, ON w/ Phantogram
12/8 Quebec City, QC w/ Phantogram
12/10 Montreal, QC w/ Phantogram
12/11 Toronto, ON w/ Phantogram


DESERTS // GARBAGE NIGHT
HDD010 (BUY HERE)

7″
A1. Bankok Hilton
A2. No Skin
B3. Consider Yourself Crazy

Digital EP
1. FTW in 2010
2. Consider Yourself Crazy
3. Reincarnate Yourself
4. Serious Dome
5. Bankok Hilton
6. No Skin

DESERTS ‘No Skin’ video, from Garbage Night 7″ & EP (Edition of 300), directored by Alex Jones.

DESERTS have a lot going for them; a great label that lets them record whatever music they want, a pedigree of awesomeness and probably most importantly to herohill, a love for The Warriors. ” – HEROHILL

“It’s truly a collision of genres, but under their deft guidance, music springs out of the mess. It’s sonic urban decay, it’s messy infatuation, it’s spontaneous & unpredictable, & it’s a shit-load of fun” – quickbeforeitmelts


 

DESERTSBankok Hilton from Garbage Night EP & 7″ (edition of 300) directed by Alex Jones.

“As DESERTS, Sebastien Grainger and Josh Reichmann delve deeper into the garage-y post-punk inclinations of their former projects, and experiment a bit more with electronics.” – XLR8R

“A propulsive bit of strangeness that sounds like Philip Glass mashed into Bronski Beat mashed into David Bowie. From the forthcoming Garbage Night 7″ EP on sexy new Hand Drawn Dracula label.” – The Star