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BELIEFS “Long Wings” / GREYS “Dodgson” 7″ | HDD025 | BUY HERE

Scion Sessions and Hand Drawn Dracula combine for a second time on an original release pairing up bands from the family canon. On the occasion of the label’s 5th anniversary, two of its most peerless recent additions take grain of salt stabs on besting one another’s sound. Beliefs’ languid shoe-ward gaze raises to an accelerated pace on “Long Wings”, informed by Greys’ breakneck clip and guttural twists. The inverse: Greys’ deliberate “Dodgson” illuminates the gentleness hidden under their sludge. Almost too perfect a collaboration for already companion bands, who evidently could blur the line between them more often.

These two brand new tracks appear on opposing sides of a limited coloured & splattered vinyl 7″, hitting the streets at Hand Drawn Dracula’s NXNE party, June 15 at The Garrison (Toronto).

BELIEFS SELF TITLED on smokey vinyl / premium digital (BUY HERE)

“First Look: Prepare to get hooked on the glistening new album from fuzzy dream-pop band, Beliefs” – DAZED

“using their seminal influences as a catalyst rather than template, “their self-titled debut album is a frighteningly assured and expansive effort, recalls last decade’s High Water Marks, Women or Deerhunter” – ROUGH TRADE

“Layers of dreamy barely-there vocals, thick crunchy guitar chords, feedback overtones and urgent drums propel this addictive, rousing shoe-gaze anthem.” ~ THE GUARDIAN UK

“The album will please fuzz-lovers with distortion-filled amp-melters like “Catch My Breath,” while seven-and-a-half minute closer “Gallows Bird” begins with contemplative arpeggios before exploding into a cinematic epic” – EXCLAIM!

Just ahead of their debut album (ORDER HERE), BELIEFS release a stunning new video for “Lilly“, directed by Ivy Lovell and Benjamin Portas. “Lilly” premiered on STEREOGUM, PAPER MAGAZINE, CHARTATTACK, & EXCLAIM. “Catch My Breath” is also named Track Of The Week over at THE GUARDIAN UK.

“You are invited too the strangest of dinner parties in Beliefs’ video for “Lilly.” The Toronto shoegazers deliver a hazy Matthew Barney-like fever dream with black and pink spaghetti served as the main course.” ~ STEREOGUM

 


 
BELIEFS TOUR DATES
03/30/13   Toronto, ON : The Garrison w/ Kestrels, Decades, Greys *** Record Release Party
03/23/13   Brooklyn, NY : Shea Stadium Brooklyn w/ Black Marble
03/22/13   Boston, MA : PA’s Lounge w/ 28 Degrees Taurus
03/19/13   Chicago, IL : The Empty Glass w/ Jacco Gardner
03/16/13   Austin, TX : SXSW, Empire Room w/ KXP, Heliotropes, Hott MT
03/10/13   St. Louis, MO : Blank Space w/ Heliotropes
03/09/13   Louisville, KY : Zanzabar w/ Heliotropes
03/08/13   Charleston, WV : The Empty Glass w/ Heliotropes
03/07/13   Pittsburgh, PA : 6119 w/ Heliotropes
03/06/13   Brooklyn, NY : Death By Audio w/ Heliotropes
02/27/13   Toronto, ON : The Garrison w/ Grounders, Beach Fossils

BELIEFS #1 BUZZ in this week’s issue of NME MAGAZINE!

Beamed up from the same Canadian hype scene that made good with Grimes and Doldrums, Toronto duo Beliefs are, in a musical sense, the blissed-out siblings of their freaky Montreal buddies. Clinging to the shaky shoegaze train, they manage to not be totally boring – unlike 99.9 per cent of their genre compatriots. Songs like ‘Catch My Breath’ give a serotonin injection to soaring dreampop that’s every bit as spiritual as their name suggests. What’s more, singer-guitarist Jesse Crowe used to have a hairdressing salon called – ahem – Grateful Head.

Their self-titled debut LP – out March 4 on No Pain In Pop [March 5th on Hand Drawn Dracula & Manimal] – promises nifty cuts of the sonic variety.
 
BELIEFS SELF TITLED (BUY HERE)
 
photo by Laura Lynn-Petrick

BELIEFS new video for bonus digital single “Violets“, directed by Adam Christopher Seward, premiered on MUCH MUSIC’s THE WEDGE, EXCLAIM, CHARTATTACK, & NYLON. (photo by Laura Lynn-Petrick)

BELIEFS Self Titled LP on Limited Smokey Vinyl (BUY HERE)

BELIEFS‘ new track Gallows Bird premiered on PITCHFORK today and on STEREOGUM!
PRE-ORDER BELIEFS “Self Titled” LP available in a limited run of 300 Clear Smokey Vinyl.

BELIEFS // SELF TITLED
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01. Iron Streams
02. Catch My Breath
03. Strangers
04. Waiting For The World To End
05. Dead Water
06. Mitte
07. Lilly
08. She Comes Alive
09. Carousel
10. Gallows Bird
11. Violets (digital bonus)

EXCLAIM!TV was invited to Candle Recording to shoot a session with Toronto shoe-gazers, BELIEFS. Gearing up for a new album to be released in 2013, the band treated Exclaim! to a couple of album cuts that have not been released yet. You already got a taste for what the yet-to-be-titled album will sound like back in October when we posted the first song from the session, “Dead Water.” Now, you can take a listen to the second song from that session, “Lily.”” ~ EXCLAIM!TV

BELIEFS NEW VIDEO for “Catch My Breath” directed by Henry Sansom & James Mejia.

BELIEFS // SELF TITLED – HDD021 (BUY HERE)

Video premiered today on » NOISEY / VICE » GORILLA VS BEAR » NEU Magaizne / DIY » Impose Magazine » Exclaim! Magazine » MUCH Music’s The Wedge + ION Magazine » Consequence of Sound » HELMUT LANG » Artrocker

Toronto-based shoe-gazers BELIEFS share a track from their upcoming HDD full-length on Exclaim! TV. Filmed and recorded at Candle Recording (co-owned by vocalist/guitarist Josh Korody), watch BELIEFS perform the slow building “Dead Water”. ~ EXCLAIM!

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10/17 Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour w/ Amen Dunes
11/10 Montreal, QB – Cabaret Underworld w/ The Men

SCION SESSIONS, DAPS RECORDS, HAND DRAWN DRACULA, & POP MONTREAL
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ CFC (6388 St-Hubert) 9PM – 3AM
Present A FREE Split 12″ Release Show

Featuring live performances from:
02am – Beta Frontiers
01am – Dusted
12am – Odonis Odonis
11pm – Hooded Fang
10pm – Cousins
09pm – Beliefs

BREEZE ‘PARADISE / REPENT’
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1. Paradise (in a while)
2. Repent

 
BREEZE is the dream-pop side project of Josh Korody (BELIEFS). “Paradise (in a while)” / “Repent” is a limited pressing of 100 cassette tapes with photography by Laura Lynn Petrick and a music video by Adam Christopher Seward.

BREEZE Release Party
Day+Night Salon, 1389 Dundas St. W. Toronto
September 8th 2012 // Facebook
Photo Gallery: HERE