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.
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!
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 Weapon, Tess Parks, Zoon, Vallens, Fake Palms, Praises, Ducks Ltd, Tallies, Broken 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
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BREEZE perform “Ecstasy On Keele Street” for INDIE88’s LIVE FROM HOME series, featured as “ONES TO WATCH” on THE VERGE (SiriusXM), on BIG CITY SMALL WORLD (CBC Radio ONE), and share a Justis Krar directed video for “Hard Boiled Wonderland”. ONLY UP LP lands via Hand Drawn Dracula worldwide August 26th, 2021 and features Cadence Weapon, Tess Parks, Zoon, Vallens, Fake Palms, Praises, Ducks Ltd, Tallies, Broken Social Scene and more.
“With fuzzy synths and a glitchy beat, this track is sure to get you up and dancing” – INDIE88
Toronto-based producer and artist Josh Korody (Nailbiter, Beliefs), who works under the moniker BREEZE, is today sharing his new single and Justis Krar directed video for “Come Around” (featuring Canadian rapper/artist Cadence Weapon). Only Up LP will be released via Hand Drawn Dracula worldwide on August 26th, 2021.
“an intriguing ambience that meshes disco with post-punk, and Rollie Pemberton’s feature makes it even more eclectic” – STEREOGUM
Radio premiere via THE STROMBO SHOW // Video via: NICHE MUSIC, THE INDIE MACHINE, CIRCUIT SWEET, SOME PARTY, BIZZARRE, SPILL, EXCLAIM, INDIE88, STEREOGUM
Written, recorded and mixed in 8 days, Only Up finds Korody enlisting a whirlwind of performances from Tess Parks, Cadence Weapon and an array of the Toronto music scene, including members of Orville Peck, Tallies, Vallens, Zoon, Sauna, Fake Palms, Rapport, Praises, Civic TV, Moon King, Blonde Elvis, For Jane, Ducks Ltd, TOPS and Broken Social Scene. The record sees Korody digging through and channeling three decades of anthemic British bands, from the angular guitars of late 70’s post-punk (Gang Of Four, Wire), to the lush gloom of 80’s electro-pop (Tears for Fears, OMD), with the dance floor psychedelia of the Manchester sound (Primal Scream, Happy Mondays), and through the late ’90s and early 2000s post-punk/new wave revivalists, Only Up celebrates it’s sound cathartically.
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.
(photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick)
HAND DRAWN DRACULA // NXNE 2013
5 Year Anniversary Showcase!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
1197 Dundas St. W.
(Reunited performing Hot New Spirits)
BREEZE ‘PARADISE / REPENT’
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1. Paradise (in a while)
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.