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Brand New PRAISES EP and VIDEO released today!

EP THREE is co-produced and mixed by Josh Korody (NAILBITER / BELIEFS) and mastered by Jesse F. Keeler (MSTRKRFT).  The new bloody video for “I Don’t Want to Ask” was co-directed by Christopher Mills and streamed first via EXCALIM!

PRAISES perform next at The New Colossus Festival NYC March 11-15, 2020.

Buy / Stream EP THREE via HDD Store or Various Streaming Services: HERE

03.13.20 – NYC – PIANOS w/ New Colossus Festival (7pm)
03.14.20 – NYC – Bowery Electric w/ New Colossus Festival (1:30pm)
03.27.20 – Toronto – Monarch Tavern – EP Release w/ Queen of Swords
04.06.20 – Toronto – Baby G – w/ Algiers

PRAISES featured in a fantastic new interview with the UK’s ASBO Magazine alongside the premiere of their latest video for C To C co-directed by Ivy Lovell and Jessica Upton Crowe.

PRAISES new album In This Year: Ten of Swords is OUT NOW via Hand Drawn Dracula — ORDER HERE

ALBUM REVIEWS //

8/10 : “Crowe makes her dark nights of the soul feel hypnotic, carving out territory between Bats for Lashes and Nick Cave’s Skeleton Key. Bleak but vivid, there’s a power to its precision” – EXCLAIM Magazine

4.5/5 – EDITORS PICK : “one of the most gorgeous and sorrowful records to have come out this year” – SPILL Magazine

“For listeners willing to dive deep into Crowe’s world, the album functions well as a forced entry into darkness and unnamable despair” – SLUG Magazine

PRAISES premieres ‘In This Year: Ten of Swords’ LP via EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE. In This Year: Ten of Swords on limited clear w/ black swirl vinyl released by Hand Drawn Dracula December 7th 2018 // PRE-ORDER HERE

“Hear that emotional rawness translated into music by streaming In This Year: Ten of Swords” – EXCLAIM MAGAZINE

PRAISES “Prey” video directed by Christopher Mills (Leonard Cohen, Interpol) premieres via CVLT NATION. In This Year: Ten of Swords on limited clear w/ black swirl vinyl released by Hand Drawn Dracula December 7th 2018 // PRE-ORDER HERE

“the music that they create is pretty freaking magical! Jesse Crowe’s voice is powerful and serene at the same time” ~ CVLT NATION

11/19/18 Manchester UK – The Peer Hat
11/20/18 Nottingham UK – Chameleon Arts
11/22/18 Leeds UK – Northern Guitars
11/23/18 London UK – Caravansérail
11/25/18 Oxford UK – The Library
w/ Dumb Angel

PRAISES “Cult of Absence” // From EP2 – BUY HERE // directed by Ivy Lovell and edited by Sandy Miranda (F*d Up).

PRAISES “Calm As Colour” is #5 on CBC Music Radio3‘s top 30 this week,
along side label mates THE SEAMS #29 “Lemonade” and BREEZE “Please” #16.

NEW ALBUMS by PRAISES & BREEZE — FREE on HDD’s BANDCAMP!!!

We’re closing out 2017 & moving on to 2018 with PRAISES – EP2 (Jesse of BELIEFS / YI) and
BREEZE – RECORD (Josh of BELIEFS & Kyle of THE SEAMS / WISH).

PRAISES is the solo project of Beliefs co-founder Jesse Crowe. Following the world-wide critical acclaim of Beliefs and the release of her first EP1 as Praises, Jesse Recorded EP2 at Toronto’s Candle Recording Studio with co-producer Josh Korody, Andrew Roy on bass, Robyn Phillips (Vallens) on guitar, and Laura Jane Beach on violin.

BREEZE started as a few sketches in the notebook of songwriter, producer, and engineer Josh Korody. Their dream-pop sound took form soon after with collaborators and friends Kyle Connolly and Shawn Dell joining the band. After a few weeks of rehearsals, the three went into Korody’s Candle Recording Studio in Toronto’s west-end with producer Leon Taheny to record a full length record in 2013.

https://handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com/album/record
https://handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com/album/ep2

BELIEFS share their new Christopher Mills directed video for “Swamp Core” via CLASH Magazine + UK dates!

HABITAT album out now // ORDER HERE //

“‘Swamp Core’ is a menacing, brooding piece of post-punk.” ~ CLASH

Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

BELIEFS share a new video directed by Christopher Mills for “All Things Considered” via EARMILK and NOW MAGAZINE. The first in the HABITAT video trilogy of “All Things Considered,” “Retreat (light the fire),” and “1994”.

HABITAT LP out now // ORDER HERE //

“[Beliefs] created the album in an astounding 16 days. This flurry of creativity is evident in the outcome, which is an accomplished exploration into darker, grittier sounds and looser structures – This band has locked into something exciting” ~ EARMILK

Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 13 – Berlin, Germany – Internet Explorer
Nov 14 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Roodkapje w/ Jo Marches
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 18 – Milan, Italy – Labrutepoque
Nov 20 – Paris, France – Supersonic
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

BELIEFS “darkly enigmatic new video” for the Christopher Mills directed “Retreat (Light The Fire)” premieres on UK’s GOLD FLAKE PAINT ahead of their “brilliant” new LP release this Friday.

“The song itself is as warped and wonderful as we’ve come to expect, the whole thing seemingly pitched on the very precipice of falling apart throughout, the vivid instrumentation juxtaposed by a led vocal which is anything but” ~ GOLD FLAKE PAINT

Oct 12 – Hamilton, CA – The Casbah w/ Fake Palms
Oct 13 – Sudbury, CA – Townhouse Tavern w/ Fake Palms
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 13 – Berlin, Germany – Internet Explorer
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 18 – Milan, Italy – Labrutepoque
Nov 20 – Paris, France – Supersonic
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library

Stream BELIEFS “Weirder, Darker, More Industrial” new album “Habitat” via NOISEY.

PRE_ORDER HERE ON LIMITED RED VINYL / CD / DGTL /// Out Friday, September 22nd.

“the sounds, intricate and layered, often times completely and beautifully weird; and patience with the direction they are going toward. For Beliefs’ latest record, Habitat, that patience pays off in dividends. Their third LP is harsher and admittedly much darker but it still promises to be illuminating and rich.” ~ NOISEY

BELIEFS “Habitat” LP with die-cut jacket & pressed on translucent red vinyl (as well as limited cassette, cd and digital) available now for pre-order here: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T and here: https://beliefsband.bandcamp.com
Out worldwide September 22nd via Outside Music / Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Comb” recorded live in Toronto at The Baby G, directed by Andrew Matthews & Ivy Lovell with lights by Romar L. Johnson.

Sept 14 – Montreal, CA – Pop Montreal / Brasserie Beaubien w/ Ora Cogan, Petra Glynt, Fake Palms, Vallens
Oct 12 – Hamilton, CA – The Casbah w/ Fake Palms
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / CKDU Day Party
Oct 20 – Halifax, CA – Pop Explosion / The Seahorse
Nov 03 – Toronto, CA – The Garrison w/ Odonis Odonis
Nov 16 – Lyon, France – Le Marche Gare w/ Algiers
Nov 22 – London, UK – the Brewhouse
Nov 23 – Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – the Haunt w/ METZ
Nov 26 – Oxford, UK – The Library