NEW! NAILBITER album “BRACE” out now / Oct 30 / via the HDD STORE and on all streaming platforms.
“A New Canadian Fave – Techno with a DIY punk aesthetic and occasionally jazzy noise experiments scream across this 15-track behemoth” – EXCLAIM!
NAILBITER is the synthesized alter ego of producer/studio guru and one half BELIEFS member Josh Korody. The album became an experiment wherein the composer scored a film that does not yet exist.
“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!”
08.24.17 – Toronto ON – The Baby G w/ Mnisota, Mike Rocha, C.R. Gillespie, Castle If
“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!
“Starting off with craggy static pulses of a top secret radio transmission, it veers into a potent blend of rudimentary beats and distorted laser beam synth improvisation, Pete Swanson meets Giorgio Moroder style.” ~ THE FADER
Sworm EP (HDD052) ~ All Songs Produced/Mixed/Recorded by Josh Korody, except “Sworm” Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV). Mastered by Jarod Gibson (Odonis Odonis).
PRE-ORDER SWORM EP HERE
2) The Hunt
“Nailbiter Creates a Swarm of Sound on ‘Sworm’ ~ After releasing its tense debut album, Formats, back in September via Hand Drawn Dracula, Korody is now sharing his next effort, “Sworm.” Created solely with synthesizers, the anxiety-evoking track is a more experimental take on Korody’s guitar-less side. The surging rhythmic collection explores Korody’s modular potential, much like improvisational session recorded at his apartment party in October, the first in a series of live sessions.” ~ SPIN
Nailbiter (Josh Korody of BELIEFS / WISH) also recently released a new Live Improvised #1 session via Hand Drawn Dracula. The track was recorded live on October 4th, 2015 in his living room in front of small group of friends and musicians from the Toronto indie music scene. The experimental electronic session is the first in a series of live sessions. (photo by Harley Haskett)
“Toronto’s Nailbiter brings an entirely different trance-inducing force. The modular electronic solo project of Josh Korody finds his dreams of wires shifting into industrial nightmares.” ~ AUX TV
ENDLESS CITY [VOL 1]
FRESH SNOW + NAILBITER
Hand Drawn Dracula & Moog Audio Presents a weekend of experimental sound and visuals
in a pop up gallery space (1161 Dundas St W, Toronto ON) 8PM / $10 Door // FACEBOOK EVENT
NIGHT 1 [FRI FEB 19]
Fresh Snow /// guest Carmen Elle (DIANA)
Andrew Roy /// of Etiquette
Blue Light /// of Crosss, Shønsee
NIGHT 2 [SAT FEB 20]
Rhythms and Drones … Nailbiter Collaborations aka Josh Korody Birthday Extravaganza
/// Set 1 Nailbiter w/ Shønsee (Ami and Scarlett)
/// Set 2 Nailbiter w/ Simone (Darlene Shrugg), Mike (Fake Palms), and Shehzaad (Greys)
DJ Coarse Language
/// poster MEJIA DESIGN
“Last month, Josh Korody somehow found time to put out an experimental industrial album Formats under the appropriately goth moniker Nailbiter with Toronto-based label Hand Drawn Dracula.
Now we have a new video for one of the record’s highlights, the uneasy, droning “Splatter,” directed by Adam Leon, follows the artist as he prowls darkened city streets and alleyways as if he’s being pursued by a shadowy Zodiac-esque killer” – THUMP/VICE
01/22/16 Toronto ON : The Silver Dollar – Wavelength & NeXT
12/12/15 Toronto ON : The Great Hall w/ Lydia Ainsworth, Petra Glynt, Egyptrixx
NAILBITER‘s FORMATS was Written / Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Josh Korody (BELIEFS / WISH / BREEZE) in his apartment January – July 2015. A transitional project leaning more on the exploration of sounds and rhythms than melodys and popular structures of other associated acts. Nailbiter Formats out September 25, 2015 on Digital via Hand Drawn Dracula.
“Nailbiter (Josh Korody of Beliefs) soundtracks your industrial nightmare on ‘Formats’ – Taking inspiration from late-’80s/early-’90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow)” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.” ~ EXCLAIM!
10.15 NYC – Alphaville w/ Ringo Deathstar, Dead Leaf Echoe, Lazyeyes, Vallens, Beliefs
10.22 Toronto – Bambi’s w/ Marriage, Mystic Triangle