NO JOY the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has shared a video for their cover of Deftones‘ “Teenager (From Heaven)” from their upcoming release, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven.

Radio premiere via THE STROMBO SHOW
Video via THE LINE OF BEST FIT, BROOKLYN VEGAN, STEREOGUM, BIZZARRE MAGAZINE, THE PRP, EXCLAIM!, INDIE88, UNDER THE RADAR, NPR

“I have never been shy about my love for Deftones,” says White-Gluz. “White Pony is one of my favorite records of all time and the track Teenager was proof to me that they were a band bigger than any nu-metal confines they were trapped in. It’s such a sensitive and delicate song sequenced right in the center of a very heavy album. We recorded our version completely remotely. Nailah’s harp, Tara’s lapsteel, and Ouri’s experimental cello really capture the emotional feeling I had when I first heard the song as a teenager.”

As a companion & contrast to themes presented on both 2020’s Motherhood and upcoming EP, White-Gluz was interested in the aesthetic tradition of cinema-verite? & youth-directed expression. While the video for the previously released single “Kidder (From Heaven)” was created from the perspective 7-year-old director Sloan, the video for “Teenager (From Heaven)” was directed & shot by 15-year-old Kevin in Arizona.

“I took the videos cause I want something to remember when I grow up. It’s always the small moments like skating around with your friends or walking around your high school campus that means the most,” says the video’s director. “It’s gonna be really cool when I get older and see these old videos with all my old classmates and friends.’

Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven is out May 19th via Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Joyful Noise (ROW).
Available for pre-order : bandcamp / smartlink

NO JOY, the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has announced Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, a new album of orchestral re-imaginings of songs from their critically acclaimed 2020 LP Motherhood. The first single “Kidder (from Heaven)” is out now, video directed by 7 year old Sloan.

Of the song, White-Gluz says “for me, Kidder evokes duality; youth & aging, happy & sad, bright & dark. I’ve sat with this song for such a long time that for this video I wanted to give full creative control over to someone else to see what imagery the music evoked for them. I couldn’t think of anyone better suited than Sloan- her mind works in wondrous ways and it was an honor to soundtrack her vision.” The video’s director Sloan adds “I wanted to imitate the sparkliness of a dream.

THE LINE OF BEST FIT / UNDER THE RADAR / BROOKLYN VEGAN / INDIE 88 / NPR

Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven is out May 19th via Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Joyful Noise (ROW).
Available for pre-order : bandcamp / smartlink

VALLENS Performs Songs From IN ERA
Thursday March 18th 9pm EST
Album Release / Free Performance / Youtube Premiere

Tune into THE STROMBO SHOW March 14th for Vallens “Difference Repeating” premiere at 10:30pm EST via CBC MUSIC. (photo by Shelby Fenlon)

IN ERA is out March 19th digitally and on a limited run of 300 silver vinyl available at your local indie shop worldwide April 16 (Canada) and May 14th (World). PRE-ORDER LP VIA HDD / PRE-SAVE DIGITAL

KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY shares Quick Thought video (directed by Justis Krar) from his debut album ON ARRIVAL.

Also BTR Today’s ARTIST OF THE WEEK and takes the top spot on their BTR TOP 10 with host Emily Smith!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Exclusive ROUGH TRADE UK/USA release on Limited Clear Vinyl out May 28th.
PRE-ORDER now via ROUGH TRADE UK / ROUGH TRADE USA

Limited Edition Teal Blue Vinyl edition via HDD or from your local indie shop worldwide on May 28th!
PRE-ORDER BLUE VINYL / STREAM NOW

NEW! VALLENS share “While You Are Still Waiting” ahead of their new album IN ERA.
Out March 19th in a limited edition of 300 Silver Vinyl worldwide! PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE

SELECTS PLAYLIST – “13 Songs You Should Listen To Now” – PITCHFORK

HAPPY RELEASE DAY! KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY‘s ON ARRIVAL digitally available now on all streaming platforms! Pre-Order Limited Edition Teal Blue Vinyl via HDD & from your local retailer worldwide! STREAM / PRE-ORDER LP

“not the first to blend indie rock and country music, but he may just be one of the best – a timeless quality reminiscent of George Harrison or Gram Parsons” – EXCLAIM!

Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to release the debut solo album, ON ARRIVAL, by KYLE EDWARD CONNOLLY. “Get Me Tomorrow” radio premiere on FEBRUARY 14th via THE STROMBO SHOW / CBC MUSIC. The video, directed by Jordan Allen, premiere via AMERICAN SONGWRITER and EXCLAIM!

““Get Me Tomorrow” is a vibrant and warm embodiment of the modern folk-rock sound. Built over a poppy backbeat, the blend of strummed-acoustics, piano fills and twangy guitar licks serves as the perfect backdrop for Connolly’s fuzzy, Dylan-esque vocals.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER

“On Arrival” digital release February 26th, 2021, as well as a limited edition of 300 teal blue vinyl worldwide set for April 14th, 2021. PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE

NEW! VALLENS announce their second full length album IN ERA, alongside a haunting Allison Johnston-directed music video for “If I Don’t.” IN ERA is out March 19th, 2021 on limited edition SILVER VINYL via Hand Drawn Dracula Records. PRE-SAVE HERE / PRE-ORDER HERE

“If I had to pick one song to show to someone and say ‘This is how we sound now,’ I think that encapsulates it best.” – Robyn Phillips

MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released “7 Days” today, exclusively via Bandcamp, off his upcoming debut album, Yearning Flow, out this Friday January 15 via Hand Drawn Dracula. Additionally, Olsen announced a livestream performance the evening of the 15th at 8pm EST via YouTube Live, featuring an opening set by Zoon. Yearning Flow STREAM // ORDER VINYL

“‘7 Days’ is a piece for Modular Synth and Electric Cello featuring Film and Television composer Todor Kobakov. An expansive exploration of sonic landscape and mood, ‘7 Days’ evokes contemporary electronic composition of the 1960s and 70s.” – Michael Peter Olsen

NEW! Jesse talks candidly with EXCLAIM! and explores cancer battle in their powerful new “Hunter” video by PRAISES.

About The Video: Praises “Hunter” : The whole cancer journey in video.
“This is the scan set from the discovery of cancer to the eradication of cancer. Jesse Crowe had access to all of their CT and MRI scans, and reached out to see if I might be able to animate them together into a full length video. It was such a neat idea, I couldn’t resist seeing what sort of twisted imagery would come out of editing them together. The scans are very alive on their own, but when you put them to music they come to life in a much different way; it becomes like a dance, as if Jesse’s body is naturally reacting to the music without actually hearing it. It’s their core, and the result is hypnotic and jarring, a reminder of how alive we really are.” – Jordan Allen (director)

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

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.