SAHARA‘s debut full-length album, Pure Glass, is out now and available HERE and on all streaming platforms.

“Pure Glass, is a poppy, fun time that is at once nostalgic and optimistically forward-looking – It’s the perfect summertime album” – EXCLAIM!


“irresistible pop that bursts with shimmering, duelling guitars and lovely melodies. If you like dream pop/shoegaze, you’ll love Sahara” – CBC Radio One 99.1FM / ERROL NAZARETH

NEW! Montreal’s NO JOY share the second track, “Nothing Will Hurt”, from their forthcoming album, Motherhood, via AESTHETIC MAGAZINE, FILTER, PASTE, BROOKLYN VEGAN, UNDER THE RADAR, and STEREOGUM. “Nothing Will Hurt” single is available now on all music services.

“melds conspicuous slap bass with swirling aqueous synthpop” – STEREOGUM

“Dreamy New Single – buoyant and full of swirling synths” – PASTE

Motherhood out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).

Having performed with the likes of Lust for Youth, DIIV, Beach Fossils, Weyes Blood, The Chameleons, Night Beats and Drab Majesty, Toronto’s SAHARA today announce details of their first full length album, Pure Glass, which will be released on June 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“The song will definitely appeal to fans of Minks and Beach Fossils” – VIDEO OF THE DAY // NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS

Sahara also shares the video for their lead single “Chimes”. Combining a 90’s shoegaze and dreampop channeled via Adorable and The Bolshoi. Pure Glass is now available for PRE-SAVE // PRE-ORDER.

NEW! Montreal’s NO JOY joins Hand Drawn Dracula and announce first full-length album in five years, Motherhood.

Lead single and video, directed by Jordan “Dr Cool” Minkoff, for “Birthmark” premiered today at EXCLAIM!, BROOKLYN VEGAN, AESTHETIC MAG, PASTE MAGAZINE, THE LINE OF BEST FIT, GORILLA VS BEAR, STEREOGUM and PITCHFORK.

“dramatic, radiant and at its core, joyfully alive” – PASTE

“hybridization of shoezage and other ’90s influences (trip hop, electronica, nu metal)” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“hyper-catchy, spaced-out electronic pop” – STEREOGUM

Motherhood is out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).

The uplifting new video for PRINCE JOSH‘s The Joy, directed by Paul Johnston, documents a community and dance culture in Toronto. Featured by BOOOOOOOM, VIMEO and premiered via NOWNESS PICKS!


+++ Selected as a VIMEO STAFF PICK
“I hope in this time it can act as a reminder of what we all once shared and what we will all share again, as things are always better when we can dance and find a sense of freedom together.” – Paul Johnston

“The film takes its name from a composition by local musician Prince Josh, who attempted to distil the euphoria of being on the dance floor in the small hours of the morning into an evocative, electronic soundtrack.” – NOWNESS

Available worldwide via Hand Drawn Dracula on all streaming platforms.

Happy Release Day to PRINCE JOSH!

THE JOY is a featured electronic release via APPLE MUSIC and streaming now at GORILLA VS BEAR.

Available worldwide via Hand Drawn Dracula on all streaming platforms.

TALLIES share their USA 2020 tour dates and share their CJLO – 1690AM live session today!

3/11 New York NY – Pianos, The New Colossus Festival
3/12 New York NY – Pianos, Kanine Records Party
3/13 New York NY – The Delancey
3/14 New York NY – Arlenes Grocery, Rough Trade NYC Day Party
3/14 New York NY – Arlenes Grocery, Halifax Pop Explosion Party
3/19 Austin TX – SXSW Palm Door On Sabine, Bella Union Showcase
3/20 Austin TX – SXSW Scratchouse Backyard, M for Montreal Showcase
3/22 Los Angeles CA – The Echo w/ Vanishing Twin
3/27 Boise ID – Linen Building, Treefort Music Fest
3/28 Boise ID – The Hideout, Treefort Music Fest
3/29 Boise ID – Firenza Pizza, Treefort Music Fest
3/30 Logan UT – Why Sound w/ No Swoon
3/31 Denver CO – Lions Lair w/ No Swoon
4/01 Kansas City MO – MiniBar w/ No Swoon
4/03 Austin TX – Cheer Up Charlies, DreamGaze Fest

Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to announce that MICHAEL PETER OLSEN has joined Hand Drawn Dracula.

Michael Peter Olsen is a classically trained cellist, film composer, producer and GRAMMY Nominated songwriter. He has collaborated on classic albums from Drake, Arcade Fire, Haim, The Hidden Cameras and Jim Guthrie to name a few.

Today HDD shares the stunning video for his debut single “Mayday” created by celebrated fine artist Trudy Elmore. “Mayday” is available now via the HDD STORE prior to its February 28th official release on all streaming platforms.


03.21.2020 Toronto ON – Long Winter Showcase
03.26.2020 Toronto ON – Polish Combatants Hall w/ Lambert

04.29.2020 Klagenfurt AUT – Die Wohnzimmer
05.07.2020 Berlin DE – Madame Claude
05.08.2020 Erlangen DE – Transfer