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BELIEFS premiere “1994” video on BILLBOARD!

Directed by HDD collaborator Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Vallens), “1994” is the first music video from Beliefs new album Habitat, out September 22nd 2017.

“the seductive new song does a dazzling job of setting steely, urban structures with a sensuality typically reserved for flesh and blood – If “1994’ is any indication, the new LP figures to augment the feathery, shoegazey dream pop of their past with stark, stylish post-punk.” – BILLBOARD

08/11/17 Kingston ON : Wolf Island Music Festival
09/14/17 Montreal QC : POP Montreal

Watch NAILBITER‘s live-improv performance on Hexinverter Électronique headquarters’ massive modular system.
Nailbiter “Waveshaper” EP out now via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Dark, atmospheric, but always danceable, his sounds have been making waves from NYC to Montreal.
Now check out his exclusive set for Mutant Modular, coming at you straight from Hexinverter HQ in Montreal!”
http://www.hexinverter.net/mutant-modular

08.24.17 – Toronto ON – The Baby G w/ Mnisota, Mike Rocha, C.R. Gillespie, Castle If

YI premiere “Ladyfingers” stream via NOISEY/VICE from their debut “EP1” out April 14th.
Pre-order here: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T

“New & Notable: Yi’s dreamy, ambient shoegaze skips and skitters through various experimental passages” ~ BANDCAMP DAILY

“Yi establish a ying-yang approach to their intensity; confident in shoegaze and no-wave
as much as more ambient, rhythmic spaces.” ~ NOISEY

04/20/17 Toronto ON : Silver Dollar CMW w/ The Seams, Japanese Breakfast
04/05/17 Toronto ON : Baby G w/ Fresh Snow, Decorum

NAILBITER (Josh Korody of BELIEFS) new album Waveshaper, mastered by David Psutka (Egyptrixx) and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys), out March 3rd via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Nailbiter makes sludgy experimental electro with shades of industrial and a pinch of gothiness. “Smeared” is a short song with a sense of impending doom, and though the sounds are cacophonous, it is still melodious and beat-driven.” ~ SILENT SHOUT

“a moody, threatening sonic vibe” ~ EXCLAIM!

Discover YI on THE LINE OF BEST FIT. Jessie and Jordan (BELIEFS / ROLEMODEL) unveil their new project, share new track, and perform at Wavelength, Exclaim! 25th Anniversary, and NeXT’s “Class of 2017” new music series.

“Brand new Toronto supergroup Yi prove art rock is “Not So Dead” on this searing EP teaser – Thurston Moore once said “Teenage Riot” was about appointing J Mascis as a de facto alternative dream president; when “Not So Dead” changes direction halfway through with a searing new guitar melody, you could easily believe Mascis got a second term in office.” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“If you’re a fan of Dinosaur Jr. (or indeed authentic indie rock) you’re going to love this” ~ CDNX UK

YI: The Wavelength Interview” ~ WAVELENGTH MUSIC

02.17.2017 Toronto ON : Smiling Buddah w/ Bad Channels
01.21.2017 Toronto ON : The Silver Dollar w/ The Sulks, Cellphone, Sahara, Chastity

BELIEFS premiere (stream) and FREE DOWNLOAD via FADER.

“GET THERE”, an outtake from the LEAPER recording sessions, features vocals by fellow Toronto musician Jonathan Rogers (Elsa, The Seams), and describes “a road trip that feel like it will never end, running from your life and having no idea where you’re going.” ~ Jesse Crowe.

“Beliefs Share “Get There,” A Lucid Shoegazing Odyssey ~ the sensation of getting lost in a current, the kind of zoning out commonly associated with this kind of shoegaze. But the propulsion driving it is benevolent and calming” ~ FADER

Get There is a starry collaboration between them and fellow Toronto band Elsa’s Jonathan Rogers, and it makes it sound like life’s all about the journey.” ~ STEREOGUM
 
04/22/16 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall – Toronto ON w/ Casper Skulls, SUUNS

BELIEFS release a new video for Swooner, directed by Ivy Lovell, via UK’s CLASH magazine.

“Even 40 years on from the dawn of punk, shaving your head can still be a rebellious move. For a woman, it’s an especially profound gesture. It’s the complete removal from a capitalist hierarchy, from the monetisation of female beauty. Don’t want to partake in the endless beauty chase? Shave it all off and let the world stare.

Thankfully, director Ivy Lovell captured the process, and an oddly intimate experience – matched to the searingly truthful music of Beliefs, it’s a coruscating listen and an addictive watch” ~ CLASH

04/22/16 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall – Toronto ON w/ Casper Skulls, SUUNS

BELIEFS premiere “Leave With You” video, directed by Sean Cartwright, via CLASH, STEREOGUM, and KEXP. LEAPER has been popping up on numerous end of year lists including #3 on Sound Better With Reverb‘s “SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2015”. LEAPER is out now on a limited run of green translucent vinyl. Order HERE.

“Dream pop viewed through a prism of distortion… build up into an atmospheric and deeply unique world. New album ‘Leaper’ emerged at the tail end of last year, matching sumptuous sonics against some of the band’s most developing songwriting yet. ‘Leave With You’ is an apt introductory point for those new to the charms of Beliefs.” – CLASH

LEAPER charting at #25 on KEXP & #46 on CMJ Radio 200 (week of Jan 12th)
#7 on Canada National Top #50 (week of Jan 5th)

02/13/16 Toronto ON : WAVELENGTH 16 – The Garrison w/ Soupcans, Duchess Says

BELIEFS premiere “Colour Of Your Name” video, directed by Alex Earl Grey, on UNDER THE RADAR.
LEAPER is available now on limited edition of 300 translucent green vinyl worldwide… order HERE soon!

“Leaper, a fine album that blurred all distinctions between dream pop euphoria and warped shoegaze disorientation – “Colour of Your Name,” one of the record’s more concise, pop-leaning highlights” – UNDER THE RADAR

BELIEFS “Leaper” is KEXP’s SONG OF THE DAY on the Morning Show with John Richards.

“Shoegaze is alive and well with Canadian band Beliefs. It comes as no surprise that the duo of Josh Korody and Jesse Crowe were united by their love of My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth after intially meeting at a mutual friend’s birthday party.

On the title track of their sophomore full-length, Leaper, the band push through the shimmering washes of reverb with their guy/girl harmonies, setting off a swoon with Kevin Shields-influenced guitar effects. A spoken-word part towards the end truly calls to mind Kim Gordon in “Kool Thing.” If you’re gonna wear your influences on your sleeve, might as well have the best influences.” – KEXP

BELIEFS LEAPER | HDD046 | BUY HERE

· #5 Most Added album at CMJ Radio 200 week of Nov 24th
· Debuted at #94 on CMJ Radio 200 USA week of Dec 1st
· #53 on CMJ Radio 200 USA week of Dec 7th


 
Head to KCRW, Southern California’s National Public Radio flagship, to preview BELIEFS album new “LEAPER” in it’s entirety! In stores and available online Friday November 13th. Limited translucent green vinyl available now… order BUY HERE!

“full-scale sonic assault” – EXCLAIM!

“On November 13, Hand Drawn Dracula will release Beliefs’ Leaper, which has to be one of the year’s more solid shoegaze/dream pop records.” – UNDER THE RADAR

“25 years from now, when “dream pop” returns from a number of years of exile, it may very be records like Leaper that inspire the next generation of shoe-gazers.” – KCRW