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ROBERT ASCROFT AND CHROMATIC’S RUTH RADELET // FADED PHOTOGRAPH (VIDEO) NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS, FLEX, DESTROY EXIST, CBC MUSIC, KCRW, BROOKLYN VEGAN, FILTER MEXICO, STEREOGUM

Renowned for his visionary prowess in directing, photography, and music production, ROBERT ASCROFT‘s journey epitomizes the transformative power of creativity. Hailing from Rochester, New York, Robert’s upbringing, steeped in his mother’s musical heritage and his father’s work with Kodak, foreshadowed his destined immersion in the realms of creativity. Emerging as a prominent figure in the […]

NO JOY // THE BEST SHOW (IN STUDIO) AND USA TOUR DATES

NO JOY announce USA Tour dates and an in-studio performance at The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. 05.28 Tune In – The Best Show Twitch TV 05.29 Los Angeles CA – Non Plus Ultrala w/ Donzii, Lauren Lakis 05.31 McGill NV – Schellraiser Fest w/ Miki Berenyi Trio, Besnard Lakes, Mercury Rev 06.01 Las Vegas […]

DERMABRASION // IRELAND SHOWS ANNOUNCED & GRIM SISTER (VIDEO)

Toronto death rockers DERMABRASION share their new video for album standout track “Grim Sister” and announce a run of Irish tour dates in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. The band’s debut full-length Pain Behaviour, produced with Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Breeze, Beliefs, Traitrs), released worldwide via Hand Drawn Dracula. “New Faves – strong contender for album of […]

MICHAEL PETER OLSEN // SWEET MEET & SWEAT EQUITY (LIVE VIDEO) WAVELENGTH MUSIC SERIES

MICHAEL PETER OLSEN shares “Sweet Meet” & “Sweat Equity” Live from Wavelength Music Series at the Brothers Dressler Studio with locational surround sound by Adamson Systems. Performed by Michael Peter Olsen (electric cello), alaska B (percussion, synths), Owen Pallett (violin), and Shawn Chiki (digital performance). “Narrative Of A Nervous System” is out now via Hand […]

DERMABRASION // PAIN BEHAVIOUR (ALBUM) PSYCHIC EVENT (VIDEO) CULT MTL, LOUDER THAN WAR, FLOOD MAGAZINE, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE

Toronto death rockers DERMABRASION share their latest single, “Psychic Event,” via FLOOD MAGAZINE. The band’s debut full-length Pain Behaviour, produced with Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Breeze, Beliefs, Traitrs), is out January 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula. “There’s references to skin, flesh, or body on almost every song on Pain Behaviour, but ‘Psychic Event’ is the […]

MICHAEL PETER OLSEN // NIGHTBIKES (VIDEO) FROM THE NARRATIVE OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM RECORDING SESSIONS

MICHAEL PETER OLSEN, the acclaimed musician known for his innovative compositions, has unveiled his latest sonic creation, “NightBikes.” Drawing inspiration from the clandestine world of late-night motorcycle racing during the early days of the pandemic, Olsen captures the late night haziness of drifting in and out of sleep through his distinctive altered pitch-shifted electric cello […]

DERMABRASION // MAGIC MISSILE (VIDEO) GET IN HER EARS, EXCLAIM, SHE MAKES MUSIC, COLORISING, CIRCUIT SWEET, BEATS PER MINUTE, CRACK MAGAZINE, KERRANG! MAGAZINE, NME

Toronto death rockers DERMABRASION share their new single, “Magic Missile,” the third track from Pain Behaviour, the band’s debut full-length coming out via Hand Drawn Dracula on January 26th. Following “Goblin Dance,” released late last year, the single offers another example of their collaboration with producer Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Breeze, Beliefs, Traitrs). Toronto director […]

FIFTEEN YEARS OF HAND DRAWN DRACULA

Hand Drawn Dracula 15 Year Anniversary and EXCLAIM Interview: Before there was the label, there was the aesthetic. James Mejia, Toronto indie label Hand Drawn Dracula’s founder, was a graphic desinger, whose work with Wintersleep had earned him a JUNO Awards nomination for Recording Package of the Year — a success that snowballed into work with other […]

BREEZE // HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED (VIDEO) SOUR GRAPES (ALBUM)

BREEZE are back with their highly anticipated album, “Sour Grapes,” set to release December 8, 2023 through Hand Drawn Dracula Records. The album delivers a distinctive 90s-inspired sound that explores the complexity of relationships and builds upon the brit-pop new-wave sound that garnered critical acclaim for their 2021 release, “Only Up,” praised by the likes of CBC […]

DERMABRASION // GOBLIN DANCE (VIDEO) BIZZARRE, LOUDER THAN WAR, GET IN HER EARS, COLORISING, SHE MAKES MUSIC, CIRCUIT SWEET, NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS

NEW! DERMABRASION share the second single, “Goblin Dance,” off their debut album Pain Behaviour, out January 26th, 2024 via Hand Drawn Dracula. A fascination with the corporeal form and the occult thread through the record. With allusions to Roman Catholicism, LaVeyan Satanism and genre fiction, the songs investigate shame, power, duty and inhabiting a human body. The […]

BREEZE // READY FOR LOVE (VIDEO) SOUR GRAPES (ALBUM OUT DEC 8)

BREEZE are back with their highly anticipated album, “Sour Grapes,” set to release December 8, 2023 through Hand Drawn Dracula Records. The album delivers a distinctive 90s-inspired sound that explores the complexity of relationships and builds upon the brit-pop new-wave sound that garnered critical acclaim for their 2021 release, “Only Up,” praised by the likes […]