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Today, Toronto’s PRAISES – the dark electronic solo project of BELIEFS‘ Jesse Crowe – announces her debut album, In This Year: Ten of Swords, set for release on December 7th via Hand Drawn Dracula. She unveils the album’s haunting piano driven sound with its first single, “Love Unkind”, before embarking on a European tour that begins on November 10th.

In This Year: Ten of Swords features all instruments played and self-recorded by Crowe with contributions from her longtime collaborator Josh Korody, whose work as a producer includes celebrated releases from Dilly Dally, Partner, and Fucked Up. As the shoegaze/industrial band Beliefs, Crowe and Korody have earned praise from publications including Pitchfork, The Guardian, Billboard, NOISEY, FADER, Stereogum, Exclaim!, BrooklynVegan, Dazed, Clash, and The Quietus.

Praises’ In This Year: Ten of Swords will be released by Hand Drawn Dracula on December 7th.
It is now available for PRE-ORDER HERE.

 
11/10/18 Berlin DE – Madame Claude
11/11/18 Leipzig DE – TBA
11/12/18 Kassel DE – Sanderhause
11/14/18 Copenhagen DK – Blagards Apotek
11/17/18 Amsterdam NL – Vondelbunker
11/19/18 Manchester UK – The Peer Hat
11/20/18 Nottingham UK – Chameleon Arts
11/22/18 Leeds UK – Northern Guitars
11/23/18 London UK – Caravansérail
11/25/18 Oxford UK – The Library
w/ Dumb Angel

HDD CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

VALLENS / May 07
The Opera House
Shmu, This Will Destroy You

VALLENS / May 08
The Baby G
Peeling, Scarlett Rose

ZONES / May 10
Sneaky Dee’s
Absolutely Free, Yonatan Gat

DELILUH / May 11
Lower Bay Subway Station
E-Saggila, FUCKED UP

ORA COGAN / May 11
The Great Hall
Datu, Anml, Iskwé

PRAISES / May 11
Super Wonder Galley
Josin, Han Han

TALLIES / May 11
The Drake
Luge, Varsity

TALLIES / May 12
Yonge & Dundas Square
Starcrawler, Sloan

Poster Mejia Design

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


ROLEMODEL premiere “Until” feat. Jesse Crowe of BELIEFS / PRAISES // CLAIRE EP – BUY HERE

“The music of Rolemodel is often described as “dreamy,” “hazy,” “ethereal” – the list of adjectives with nods to the subconscious go on. This mood defined the pop-meets-shoegaze project’s 2013 full-length, Before Then Was Now, and continues on “Until,” an intoxicating new track” ~ FLAVORWIRE

06/17/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ Lee’s Palace w/ Doomsquad, Zola Jesus
05/16/15 Toronto ON : Drake Underground w/ Featurette


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!
 

12/04/14 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe Tavern w/ RLMDL
11/14/14 Toronto ON : S.H.I.B.G.B.S w/ Bile Sister, Dirty Frigs

PRAISES EP1 | HDD035 | BUY HERE

1. Breathing In
2. Way Back When
3. The Devil
4. Confessor
 

PRAISES is the solo project of BELIEFS co-founder Jesse Crowe. Following the world-wide critical acclaim of Beliefs, Jesse wasted no time and headed into Toronto’s Candle Recording Studio (Owen Pallet, Austra, F’d Up) to put her creative energy into a 4 song EP filled with Dream Pop, Freak Folk, and Madchester sounds.

Praises debut performance at CMW May 08th at Toronto’s Silver Dollar with Strands, Omhouse, Red Mass, RLMDL, and Operators (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits).

“quatre morceaux rendant grâce à son timbre de voix titillant celui d’une Patti Smith” ~ Hartzine (FR)

Praises featured: Hartzine (FR) Warszawa (Japan), Indienative (Japan), PIC Mag (Japan), Photog (CAN)

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!

She Comes Alive” premiered on NME

Featured on Indienative (JP), Sounds Better w Reverb (AU), Exclaim! (CAN) + Ride the Tempo
 

BELIEFS TOUR

09.08.13 Toronto, ON – Grolsch Festival Party @ TiFF
09.19.13 Harlem Bar – Reykjavik IS
09.21.13 Tilburg NL – Incubate Festival
09.22.13 Antwerp BE – JC Den Eglantier
09.25.13 Offenbach DE – Hafen 2
09.26.13 Berlin DE- West Germany
09.28.13 Hamburg DE – Reeperbahnn Festival
09.30.13 London UK – Seabright Arms
10.01.13 Glasgow UK – Pivo
10.02.13 Liverpool UK – Shipping Forecast
10.03.13 London UK – Old Blue Last
10.04.13 Paris FR – Espace B
10.20.13 Toronto ON – Piston

(photo by Richmond Lam)