YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (vocalist of No Warning and former guitarist of Fucked Up), recently announced his new double album, GUV III & IV, with the first installment, GUV III, due out March 11th from Run For Cover Records and Hand Drawn Dracula. Today he’s back with the album’s second single “Only Wanna See U Tonight.”

GUV III is packed front to back with undeniable hooks and crunchy guitars, offering the perfect entry point for both new listeners and those already initiated into the world of Guv. “Only Wanna See U Tonight” follows lead single “Lo Lo Lonely” (which garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Raven Sings The Blues, and more) and provides another taste of the hyper-memorable rock & roll found throughout GUV III.

LISTEN VIA: BROOKLYNN VEGAN, RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES, NEW NOISE, PUNKNEWS, INDIE MACHINE, WRSZW, NICHE, EXCLAIM, STEREOGUM

PRE-ORDER GUV III : Bandcamp / Stream

01/14/22 Calgary, AB : Palomino
03/23/22 Copenhagen, Denmark : Loppen
03/24/22 Arhus C, Denmark : Atlas
03/25/22 Hamburg, Germany : Molotow
03/26/22 Warszawa, Poland : Chmury
03/27/22 Prague, Czech Republic : Cross Club
03/28/22 Berlin, Germany : Badehaus Berlin
03/29/22 Koln, Germany : MTC Club
03/30/22 Paris, France : Supersonic
03/31/22 Bruxelles, Belgium : Le Botanique
04/01/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands : Paradiso
04/03/22 Brighton, UK : Prince Albert
04/04/22 Leeds, UK : Hyde Park Book Club
04/06/22 Liverpool, UK : Jacaranda Records Phase 1
04/07/22 Manchester, UK : Yes
04/09/22 London, UK : The Lexington

KEXP.ORG presents BREEZE sharing a live performance recorded exclusively for KEXP and talking to DJ Troy Nelson. Recorded November 1, 2021. Like, comment, share HERE.

Songs:
Let It In
Hard Boiled Wonderland
Our Scene
Don’t Cry
Come Around



KEXP SONG OF THE DAY // NOV 5, 2021

The KEXP SONG OF THE DAY for November 5th, 2021 (as chosen by DJ Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show) is “Come Around” by BREEZE. Josh Korody brings the Toronto music scene together for his latest “frenetically fun album” under the Breeze moniker.

“Energetic and eclectic, the song mashes genres together in a way that makes “Come Around” sound so wrong that it’s right. Psychedelic guitar strums meld with hard-hitting tribal beats and post-punk howls that feels caustic on first listen but gets soothing on repeated spins.”
KEXP / LISTEN

With new music in the works, TESS PARKS is today announcing her signing to Hand Drawn Dracula and UK indie label Fuzz Club. She says of the news: “I am very happy to say I will be releasing new music soon with longtime friends Fuzz Club and Hand Drawn Dracula. I have been collaborators with both labels for many years so joining their respective families couldn’t be a more natural fit. I am forever grateful to be able to make music and share music with my friends.

Set to arrive in 2022, Tess Parks has been busy readying her first solo album since her much-adored debut ‘Blood Hot‘ was released on Alan McGee‘s 359 Records label in 2013 (the Creation Records founder being an early champion of Parks.) ‘Blood Hot’ introduced Parks’ mesmerizing sound to the world to near-instant acclaim. Soon enough she had picked up a dedicated cult-like following, was touring internationally to sold-out venues and sharing stages with heroes like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and The Dandy Warhols.

In the years since ‘Blood Hot‘, Parks went on to release a number of critically acclaimed collaborative albums and EPs with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe (including 2015’s ‘I Declare Nothing‘ LP, and the ‘Right On‘ EP and ‘Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe‘ LP which were both released in 2018.) Tess has also written and performed on a number of Brian Jonestown Massacre albums, including ‘Pish‘, ‘Third World Pyramid‘ and ‘Dropping Bombs On The Sun‘, as well as singing on the revisited BJM classic ‘Fingertips‘.

TALLIES returns with their new single and video (directed and shot by Colin Medley and edited by Christopher Mills) for “No Dreams of Fayres”  via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN), Kanine Records (US) and Bella Union (UK/EU). The new single follows the 2019 self-titled debut which found fans at Under the Radar, KEXP, Exclaim, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, MOJO, Bandcamp Daily and more.

PURCHASE SINGLE HERE: BANDCAMP / STREAM

FEATURED: CIRCUIT SWEET, WRSZW, GOD IS IN THE TV, INDIENATIVE, EXCLAIM, INDIE88, BROOKLYN VEGAN, UNDER THE RADAR, BBC LONDON, BBC WALES, CLASH

“No Dreams of Fayres” marks a step up in what 2019’s Tallies promised, once again drawing on the ethereal dream-pop aesthetics of Lush, Beach House and Cocteau Twins but this time turning the dial on some of those shimmering guitar lines. Produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and Dylan Frankland of the band at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto, “No Dreams of Fayres” documents singer, Sarah Cogan’s battle with depression; the moments when she was trying to work it out but couldn’t find the energy to do so.

Speaking about the new single, Cogan of the band says: “‘No Dreams of Fayres’ is a reflection of thoughts that I remember going through my mind when I stayed still in bed. Feeling as though staying still in bed was the only thing that would help the sadness – basically, disconnecting myself from family, friends, and having a life. Finding the way out of depression was hard but possible. ‘No Dreams of Fayres’ is also about the realization of letting yourself feel real feelings but not mistaking them for emotions. I had to learn to get a grip of what I wanted out of life and go for it with no self-sabotage – which was music, as cliché as it sounds. It pulled me out of bed, physically and mentally.”

03/23-27/22 Boise ID – Treefort Music Fest
03/14-20/22 Austin TX – SXSW Festival
03/09-13/22 New York NY – New Colossus Festival
12/19/21 Toronto ON – The Baby G * FREE
12/03/21 Hamilton ON – The Casbah w/ Capital

After releasing a string of solo singles and mixes, PRINCE JOSH has cultivated an exciting sound combining elements of house, downtempo and global club sounds. His latest single (co-released on Paris’ Kitsune imprint), One Time ft. Orit, mixes electronic elements with Orit’s vocals as an introspective reflexion on relationships.

“Prince Josh’s first single since making his full-length solo debut with The Joy last year. The was named one of Exclaim!’s 25 Canadian Albums You Might Have Missed in 2020″ – EXCLAIM

“One Time’ originally started out as a trip-hop beat sent to me by Montreal based producer CFCF back in 2017. The track sat on my laptop until I rediscovered it this year and decided to sample a small loop towards the end. Once the track started to take shape, I immediately sent it to Toronto based singer Orit, who I’d been talking to over quarantine about working together. After our first session the song quickly started to take shape, and by the last session we knew we’d made something special: a song for before, during and after a night out.” – Prince Josh

“The lyrics were inspired by a turbulent relationship. Oftentimes when the dust of a failed relationship settles we try to outweigh the good with the bad. This song expresses a rejection of the good, ultimately deciding that the entire experience is worth erasing.” – Orit

Prince Josh’s debut album THE JOY is available HERE
Stream One Time featuring Orit HERE

YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (ex-Fucked Up, No Warning), has returned with the announcement of his new double album GUV III & IV. The first installment, GUV III, is due out March 11th from Run For Cover Records (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and it’s an absolute power pop masterpiece. Packed from front to back with undeniable hooks and crunchy guitars, the record offers Cook’s most instantly gratifying songs yet.

Young Guv has kicked off release with a bang, sharing the album’s massive first single “Lo Lo Lonely.” With its overdriven chords, stomping beat, and anthemic chorus, “Lo Lo Lonely” is the kind of swaggering guitar pop anthem that would make a Gallagher brother proud.

Young Guv has a lengthy run of shows lined up in support of GUV III, starting with a US tour with Narrow Head in November, and then heading to Europe and the UK early next year.
 
LISTEN VIA: EXCLAIM, PUNKNEWS, NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS, RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES, NICHE MUSIC, BROOKLYN VEGAN, STEREOGUM
 
PRE-ORDER GUV IIIBandcamp / Stream

11/23/21 Austin TX : Yellow Jacket Social Club
11/22/21 Dallas TX : Cheapsteaks
11/21/21 Oklahoma City OK : 89th Street OKC w/ Narrow Head
11/20/21 Memphis TN : Growlers w/ Narrow Head
11/19/21 Lake Saint Louis MO : Sink Hole w/ Narrow Head
11/18/21 Chicago IL : Subterranean w/ Narrow Head
11/17/21 Cleveland OH : Now That’s Class w/ Narrow Head
11/16/21 Detroit MI : The Sanctuary w/ Narrow Head
11/15/21 Syracuse NY : The Vineyard w/ Narrow Head
11/14/21 Philadelphia PA : Foto Club w/ Narrow Head
11/13/21 Cambridge MA : Hardcore Stadium w/ Narrow Head
11/12/21 Brooklyn NY : Saint Vitus w/ Narrow Head
11/10/21 Baltimore MD : Ottobar w/ Narrow Head
11/09/21 Richmond VA : The Camel w/ Narrow Head
11/08/21 Carrboro NC : Cat’s Cradle w/ Narrow Head
11/06/21 Nashville TN : High Watt w/ Narrow Head
11/05/21 Atlanta GA : The Masquerade w/ Narrow Head
11/04/21 Birmingham AL : Seasick Records w/ Narrow Head

With tips from PITCHFORK, BANDCAMP, EXCLAIM, NPR, KEXP, CLASH and STEREOGUM for his recently released album, ONLY UP, Toronto’s BREEZE (aka Josh Korody) is today sharing a Justis Krar directed video for “Ecstasy On Keele Street” as well as MIXED UP, a collection of reimagined tracks taken from ONLY UP. Contributors on the new EP include A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, JFK MSTRKRFT, KOREA TOWN ACID, PRINCE JOSH, WETURNTORED, and ZOON.

+ NPR / ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

MIXED UP Digital: Bandcamp / Stream
ONLY UP Digital / CD / Yellow Vinyl: Bandcamp / Stream
ONLY UP Rough Trade Exclusive Orange Vinyl: Rough Trade USA

More praise rolls in for BREEZE from CLASH, KEXP, EXCLAIM, FRED PERRY, and WHOOOSH (Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran’s show on SiriusXM). Now BREEZE shares a “LIVE IN STUDIO” video recorded at Josh Korody’s Candle Recording studio and featuring album collaborators Cadence Weapon, Kyle Edward Connolly (The Seams, Orville Peck) and Dylan Frankland (Tallies).

“A rising electro-psych artist makes a bold new impression” – “a carefully curated serum of distortion that pushes several genres to their limits in the best way possible ~ if you survived the voyage, you’ll be pressing repeat immediately” – CLASH

“Fred Perry Q&A / Subculture Profile” – FRED PERRY UK

“New Music Reviews / a colorful, rhythm-driven sound” – KEXP

“This Month’s Essential New Releases / ONLY UP – envisions a technicolour future” – EXCLAIM

“Whooosh! w/ Simon Le Bon & Katty Krasner on SiriusXM” – WHOOOSH!

ORDER Digital / CD / Yellow Vinyl: Bandcamp / Stream
ORDER Rough Trade Exclusive Orange Vinyl: Rough Trade USA

With tips from Bandcamp, Exclaim, NPR, Stereogum and more, Toronto’s BREEZE (aka Josh Korody) share a Justis Krar directed video for “LET IT IN” and release the new album ONLY UP featuring guests from the Toronto scene including Cadence WeaponTess ParksZoonVallensFake PalmsPraisesDucks LtdTalliesBroken Social Scene and more.

“#1 on NACC’s “Alternative Specialty” Canadian Broadcast Chart” – Week of Aug 25 / BREAKING ALT

“a fun, referential mix that celebrates the idealized hedonism of his favorite records” – PITCHFORK

“the exhilarating mishmash Korody achieves with Only Up – simultaneously offering up a reimagination of Manchester’s swirling ’90s peak, while at the same time feeling futuristic and unfamiliar” – ALL MUSIC

Only Up is a playful mix of shoegaze, Britpop, and disco” – NEW & NOTABLE / DAILY BANDCAMP

“vital, recreational, stimulating – Breeze Unites Toronto’s Shattered Music Scene on Only Up” – EXCLAIM

“Josh Korody and Oliver Ackermann (A Place to Bury Strangers) dive deep on their recording processes, the new Breeze record, and more” – TALKHOUSE

“squelching acid basslines with Stone Roses-esque drum-breaks and endlessly memorable melodies” – THE MOST RADICALIST


ORDER Digital / CD / Yellow Vinyl: Bandcamp / Stream
ORDER Rough Trade Exclusive Orange Vinyl: Rough Trade USA

PRAISES (aka the project of Jesse Crowe of BELIEFS) is today sharing their new single “Apples For My Love” – the track follows the XLR8R, EXCLAIM, INDIE88, and VANYALAND-tipped “A World On Fire” – from EP4. This new collection of songs positions itself as a hint towards a larger body of work set for release later this year via Hand Drawn Dracula.
PURCHASE / STREAM : smart url / bandcamp

“Heavily reverbed vocals, keys and percussion conjure minimalism and psychedelia in equal measure” – ESSENTIAL NEW RELEASES / EXCLAIM

“a welcome respite from the optimism of North America in 2021” – EARS TO FEED

“Dreamy vocals, pulsing rhythms, and eerie synths come together to create luxe but ominous atmospheres” – NEW & NOTABLE / DAILY BANDCAMP

“Toronto’s Praises Delivers EP of Woozy, Introspective Electronica” – XLR8R

“Every August Album You Need To Know About” – ET CANADA