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BELIEFS share a new video for the title track of their upcoming album Leaper. The Adam Leon directed video premiered on STEREOGUM (US), EXCLAIM (CA), and FILTER. LEAPER is out November 13th on limited translucent green vinyl with pre-orders going fast (almost half way through the first run!) … PRE-ORDER HERE.

“a propulsive midnight rocker accented by ominous whispers and gorgeous noise” ~ STEREOGUM (US)

“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 (US)

11/05/15 Toronto ON – RELEASE PARTY – The Garrison w/ Rolemodel, Nailbiter, Vallens – EVENT INFO

BELIEFS premiere 1992 on NOISEY, STEREOGUM, FILTER, EXCLAIM! and announce the release of their new album LEAPER on November 13th. The video was directed by Joe Roth & Ivy Lovell and stars Robyn (VALLENS) along with a lot of friends. Limited to a run of 300 translucent green vinyl ~ PRE-ORDER.

“Leaper ~ a ten track killer that creates a landscape of strange disassociation from everything around.” – NOISEY

10/08 Toronto ON – The Horseshoe w/ Algiers
10/14 Brooklyn NY – Palisades (HDD / Bella Union / CMJ Festival) w/ Landshapes, Doomsquad, Vallens, Chastity
10/15 Brooklyn NY – Alphaville w/ Dead Leaf Echo, Nailbiter, Vallens, Lazyeyes, Ringo Deathstarr

BELIEFS is pleased to launch the video for new song “Tidal Wave” via the fine folks at STEREOGUM. The video, directed by T.Blumas and Laura Lynn Petrick, perfectly complements the song evoking an atmosphere of pre-digital age, public access late-night music television. The track is a preview from the forthcoming album Leaper, scheduled to be released in spring 2015.

“Beliefs hail from Toronto and make the kind of fogged-in shoegaze that stands the test of time — I could have seen this band play last weekend in Brooklyn, but my mom could have seen them the year I was born.” ~ STEREOGUM

PRAISES “The Devil” video premieres on CHARTATTACK and local shows announced.

“The co-leader of Toronto shoegazers Beliefs debuts an otherworldly video for her dusted pop solo project. In Jesse Crowe’s Praises, you can still hear the same knack for sweeping melody displayed in the fuzzier shoegaze project Beliefs. It’s good music for impromptu journeys, and in her video for the “The Devil” we’re treated to a living room performance (shot by her father) superimposed with footage of a trip through Iceland.” ~ CHARTATTACK

12/04/14 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe Tavern w/ RLMDL
11/14/14 Toronto ON : S.H.I.B.G.B.S w/ Bile Sister, Dirty Frigs

BELIEFS cover “Sound of Thunder” for Making Patterns Rhyme: a tribute to Duran Duran released via Manimal Vinyl with all proceeds going to Amnesty International. The comp features Warpaint, Little Dragon, Moby, Austra and more.

“The synth-punk cheese that helped put the New Romantics’ music videos in heavy rotation would, at first glance, appear ill-suited to mesh with the Beliefs’ shoegazing Wall of Sound atmospherics, but this cover proves otherwise, retrofitting the original’s danceable drama with ghostly vocals and tidal waves of fuzz to craft a version that’s far more eerie than its inspiration.” ~ SPIN

SPIN Magazine + BTOOKLYN VEGAN Premiere

PRAISES EP1 | HDD035 | BUY HERE

1. Breathing In
2. Way Back When
3. The Devil
4. Confessor

PRAISES is the solo project of BELIEFS co-founder Jesse Crowe. Following the world-wide critical acclaim of Beliefs, Jesse wasted no time and headed into Toronto’s Candle Recording Studio (Owen Pallet, Austra, F’d Up) to put her creative energy into a 4 song EP filled with Dream Pop, Freak Folk, and Madchester sounds.

Praises debut performance at CMW May 08th at Toronto’s Silver Dollar with Strands, Omhouse, Red Mass, RLMDL, and Operators (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits).

“quatre morceaux rendant grâce à son timbre de voix titillant celui d’une Patti Smith” ~ Hartzine (FR)

+ Hartzine (FR) Warszawa (Japan), Indienative (Japan), PIC Mag (Japan), Photog (CAN)

BELIEFS are setting out on their first European Tour with stops at the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, Incubate in Holland, and a DJ Night at 8MM in Berlin. Only a few copies of their debut on smokey coloured vinyl are still available via the HDD STORE!

She Comes Alive” premiered on NME

Featured on Indienative (JP), Sounds Better w Reverb (AU), Exclaim! (CAN) + Ride the Tempo

 
BELIEFS TOUR
09.08.13 Toronto, ON – Grolsch Festival Party @ TiFF
09.19.13 Harlem Bar – Reykjavik IS
09.21.13 Tilburg NL – Incubate Festival
09.22.13 Antwerp BE – JC Den Eglantier
09.25.13 Offenbach DE – Hafen 2
09.26.13 Berlin DE- West Germany
09.28.13 Hamburg DE – Reeperbahnn Festival
09.30.13 London UK – Seabright Arms
10.01.13 Glasgow UK – Pivo
10.02.13 Liverpool UK – Shipping Forecast
10.03.13 London UK – Old Blue Last
10.04.13 Paris FR – Espace B
10.20.13 Toronto ON – Piston

(photo by Richmond Lam)

BREEZE release a new video directed by Adam Seward. “Get carried away by the propulsive bass line and shimmering guitars while watching the video for new single ‘Dolls’” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“Dolls” premiered on The Line of Best Fit (UK), Subbacultcha (NL), Indienative (JP) + Video of the Week: Hartizne (FR)

(photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick)

BELIEFS invited AUX into their Candle Recording on a sweltering day in early summer to capture this live studio performance of “Long Wings”, which appears on a limited Bekiefs / GREYS‘ 7″.

Beliefs and Greys release the Long Wings/Dodgson FREE 7″ and play with Tangiers, Dusted, Doom Squad, Breeze, & Cousins on Saturday June 15 @ the Hand Drawn Dracula NXNE showcase.

photo by Laura Lynn-Petrick

BELIEFS “Self-Titled” | limited smokey vinyl | BUY HERE

BELIEFS new video for “Carousel” off their self-titled debut album is Part Two in director Benjamin Portas’ HDD Video Trilogy. Part One was Dusted’s beautiful video for “Bruises”. Benjamin and Production Assistant Erica Beyea shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of their surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.

The “dreamier” and “hazy” new clip for “Carousel” debuted on Brooklyn Vegan to coincide with the Beliefs’ Brooklyn show at Shea Stadium. Look for a European tour this fall including a few festival stops.

Brooklyn Vegan // Exclaim! // Chartattack // Sidewalk Hustle // Soft Signal // Natural Anthems // Indienative
 
05/30/13 Brooklyn NY : Shea Stadium Brooklyn w/ Slowdance
06/15/13 Toronto ON : NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula showcase w/ Dusted, Tangiers

HAND DRAWN DRACULA // NXNE 2013
5 Year Anniversary Showcase!

Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Garrison
1197 Dundas St. W.

with

TANGIERS
(Reunited performing Hot New Spirits)
DUSTED
BELIEFS
COUSINS
DOOMSQUAD
BREEZE
DREAM AFFAIR
GREYS

 
BELIEFS / GREYS SPLIT 7″ LAUNCH!!
FREE coloured & splattered vinyl!!
First come/served!!!
(BUY HERE)
 
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