MICHAEL PETER OLSEN‘s debut album, Yearning Flow, is set to arrive January 15, 2021 via Hand Drawn Dracula // PRE-SAVE / PRE-ORDER VINYL.

Having already released two singles in 2020, Olsen today follows with “Cloud Parade,” the first featured on Yearning Flow. The track is accompanied by a video featuring choreography from Mateo Gallindo-Torres and directed by Adrienne McLaren. It was named an Official Selection at this year’s Toronto International Short Film Festival in September.

Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, Olsen’s music transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance: what Olsen calls Post-Cello. For Yearning Flow, Olsen welcomed award winning film composer Todor Kobakov, experimental dance music artist Strange Robotix, bassist Brandon Lim (Yamataka Sonic Titan, HSY), and singer-songwriter Merival to collaborate on the project.

Michael Peter Olsen is a classically trained musician originally from British Columbia, Canada and a longtime resident of Toronto. A GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, Olsen has spent the past 25 years lending his talents to works by The Hidden Cameras, Drake, Arcade Fire, Haim, Owen Pallet, and Tiesto, while joining artists live on stage, such as Holy Fuck, Zaki Ibrahim, Great Lake Swimmers, The Constantines, Kevin Hearn, Rheostatics, The Blow, Sarah Slean and Mocky.

NAILBITER “Pinned” video premiere via Berlin’s THE BRVTALIST. Directed by Christopher Mills (Leonard Cohen, Interpol, The Cure) and taken from Nailbiter’s latest Hand Drawn Dracula release BRACE.

Available via the HDD Store and on all streaming platforms.

NEW! NAILBITER album “BRACE” out now / Oct 30 / via the HDD STORE and on all streaming platforms.
 
“A New Canadian Fave – Techno with a DIY punk aesthetic and occasionally jazzy noise experiments scream across this 15-track behemoth” – EXCLAIM!
 
NAILBITER is the synthesized alter ego of producer/studio guru and one half BELIEFS member Josh Korody. The album became an experiment wherein the composer scored a film that does not yet exist.

WATCH three Official Visualizers with background video by Christopher Mills (Interpol, DFA 1979, Leonard Cohen) : LXD / Jayme 420 / Tick
 

PRAISES‘ share their new video for “Shadow of a Doubt,” from EP THREE, via BREAKTHRU RADIO (BTR) Today. The Super 8 film was directed by Alex Gray and edited by Jesse Crowe.

“experimental, post-punk/goth orchestral song feels like something straight out of a classic 1970s thriller” – BTR TODAY

EP THREE is available now on all streaming platforms and via the HDD STORE.

Toronto songwriter, composer, producer MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released his second single of 2020, Falling Forward, today via Hand Drawn Dracula, sharing a gorgeous video from director Jessamine Fok.

Falling Forward, along with Olsen’s winter single, Mayday, hint at expectations for a full-length album in 2021. Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, the GRAMMY Nominated classically trained musician transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance. Inspired by a combination of acoustic and pure synthetic sounds, meditations on late 19th-century impressionist harmony, and film scoring, the album promises to build a bridge between new classical and pop music communities.

Falling Forward is available now on all streaming platforms and via the HDD STORE.

NEW PRINCE JOSH single “Jab Molassie” is available today on all streaming platforms.

“Jab Molassie” is also featured on the EVER NEW charity compilation, along side other Canadian artists including Cindy Lee, Chastity, Owen Palette, LA Timpa, Tess Roby, Mac DeMarco and many more. The compilation is available for purchase here, with 100% of proceeds going to Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2S charities (Black Health Alliance, Indspire, and The 519).

Prince Josh’s debut album THE JOY is available now!
https://smarturl.it/princejoshthejoy

SAHARA share their new Indoor Pool video today (directed by Joseph J Elaschuk & Andrew Wilson) via EXCLAIM! PURE GLASS is available via the HDD SHOP and all streaming platforms.

“Sahara merged optimistic dream pop with gritty shoegaze on debut album Pure Glass” – EXCLAIM!

SAHARA perform Friday, September 11 at 5:00pm EDT on The New Colossus Festival’s YouTube and Facebook.

For those unacquainted, NO JOY is Jasmine White-Gluz. She is a strange genius. Her new album, first in 5 years, Motherhood, is a fascinating album that is equal parts shoegaze, trip hop, trance, and nu-metal. Yes, NU-METAL. Motherhood is the culmination of years composing outside her comfort zone, and a return to DIY recording with leveled-up expertise in production.

“one of the most distinguished shoegaze acts of the last decade”… “a shoegaze album with a rare scope and an even rarer sense of fun and imagination” – 8 / PITCHFORK

“a blisteringly progressive record – one that genuinely feels years ahead of its time” – 9/10 THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“a 42-minute whirlwind of dreamy, danceable, shape-shifting art-pop that feels both chaotic and carefully controlled; staggeringly complex and laser-focused; exhausting and exhilarating” – PASTE

” White-Gluz branches out fearlessly in all directions on Motherhood … and takes No Joy’s always-restless creative spark to unimaginable new places.” – ALLMUSIC

FEATURED IN: PITCHFORK, BROOKLYN VEGAN, FADER, NME, DAILY BANDCAMP, INDIE88, EXCLAIM!
INTERVIEW: ALLMUSIC, FLOOD, CULT MTL, LE DEVOIR, LE CANAL AUDITIF, BROOKLYN VEGAN, APPLE MUSIC, JEZEBEL

Motherhood out now via Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN).
NEON VIOLET LP/CD: handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com
DIGTAL: smarturl.it/nojoy084

Today NO JOY releases the official music video for “Dream Rats” (directed by Beatrice Scharf-Pierzchala) from forthcoming album Motherhood. Also this Friday No Joy plays a full band livestream / album release show via Baby TV at 8pm EST. “Dream Rats” features frontperson and principal songwriter Jasamine White-Gluz’s sister, Alissa, of deathcore supergroup Arch Enemy.
 
PITCHFORK, INDIE88, EXCLAIM!, INDIE ROCKS, REVOLVER MAGAZINE
 
MOTHERHOOD out THIS FRIDAY via Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DIGTAL: smarturl.it/nojoy084

The video also features an amazing duck named Success who is somewhat of a local celebrity in Montreal. The White-Gluz sisters want to take this opportunity to spotlight the work of Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre, a non-profit organization located in Hudson, Quebec. Their mission is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage. Donate and learn more here: https://www.canadahelps.org/

Aug 21 6PM Irving Plaza (Q & A)
Aug 21 8PM Baby’s Alright (Live Stream), New York NY – TICKETS

NEW! NO JOY “Dream Rats” (featuring vocals by Jasmine’s sister Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy) streaming on STEREOGUM, THE LINE OF BEST FIT, PASTE, and BROOKLYN VEGAN.

AUG 10th 3PM EDT: tune in for the MOTHERHOOD album world premiere and Q&A ——> http://joyfulnoi.se/nojoyparty

MOTHERHOOD out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DIGTAL: https://smarturl.it/nojoy084

Aug 21 Baby’s Alright (Live Stream), New York NY – TICKETS

NEW! NO JOY share their latest video, “Four” via STEREOGUM, NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS, THE LINE OF BEST FIT, PASTE MAGAZINE, UNDER THE RADAR, INDIE 88, EXCLAIM! & PITCHFORK

NO JOY‘s latest video follows Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) visual artist Ashley Diabo at her home in Kahnawake. Ashley’s art is inspired by her home, family, Pennywise and nature. Makeup has been her primary medium, having worked with Dazed Magazine, SSENSE, Hunter Schafer, and King Kong Magazine.

No Joy teamed up with Jodi Heartz with the aim, explains Jasamine, “to appreciate Ashley at home, hoping to inspire all to embrace the love and inspiration of their home the way Ashley reminds us every day. She has a special gift to make the everyday more and better and magical.”

Ashley, Jodi and No Joy are urging listeners to make donations to the following organizations: Canadian Roots Exchange, Native Women’s Association of Canada, True North Aid, Unist’ot’en Camp

Motherhood out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DGTL: https://smarturl.it/nojoy084

July 18 Aesthetic Magazine Festival (Instagram)
July 25 Domesicle Distorsion Psychfest Montreal