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NEW! Jesse talks candidly with EXCLAIM! and explores cancer battle in their powerful new “Hunter” video by PRAISES.

About The Video: Praises “Hunter” : The whole cancer journey in video.
“This is the scan set from the discovery of cancer to the eradication of cancer. Jesse Crowe had access to all of their CT and MRI scans, and reached out to see if I might be able to animate them together into a full length video. It was such a neat idea, I couldn’t resist seeing what sort of twisted imagery would come out of editing them together. The scans are very alive on their own, but when you put them to music they come to life in a much different way; it becomes like a dance, as if Jesse’s body is naturally reacting to the music without actually hearing it. It’s their core, and the result is hypnotic and jarring, a reminder of how alive we really are.” – Jordan Allen (director)

EP THREE is available now on all streaming platforms and via the HDD STORE.

PRAISES‘ share their new video for “Shadow of a Doubt,” from EP THREE, via BREAKTHRU RADIO (BTR) Today. The Super 8 film was directed by Alex Gray and edited by Jesse Crowe.

“experimental, post-punk/goth orchestral song feels like something straight out of a classic 1970s thriller” – BTR TODAY

EP THREE is available now on all streaming platforms and via the HDD STORE.

Brand New PRAISES EP and VIDEO released today!

EP THREE is co-produced and mixed by Josh Korody (NAILBITER / BELIEFS) and mastered by Jesse F. Keeler (MSTRKRFT).  The new bloody video for “I Don’t Want to Ask” was co-directed by Christopher Mills and streamed first via EXCALIM!

PRAISES perform next at The New Colossus Festival NYC March 11-15, 2020.

Buy / Stream EP THREE via HDD Store or Various Streaming Services: HERE

03.13.20 – NYC – PIANOS w/ New Colossus Festival (7pm)
03.14.20 – NYC – Bowery Electric w/ New Colossus Festival (1:30pm)
03.27.20 – Toronto – Monarch Tavern – EP Release w/ Queen of Swords
04.06.20 – Toronto – Baby G – w/ Algiers

PRAISES release “All Demon’s Reign” (digital single remix) today / STREAM /
1. All Demon’s Reign (Jim Anderson’s ‘Into That Good Night’ Easy Life Remix)
2. Death Piano

“All Demon’s Reign” from full length album In This Year: Ten of Swords available HERE.

04/06/19 Montreal ON – Plant City (La Plante) w/ Dumb Angel, Posterboy
04/11/19 Toronto ON – The Monarch w/ Nyssa, Moon King

PRAISES featured in a fantastic new interview with the UK’s ASBO Magazine alongside the premiere of their latest video for C To C co-directed by Ivy Lovell and Jessica Upton Crowe.

PRAISES new album In This Year: Ten of Swords is OUT NOW via Hand Drawn Dracula — ORDER HERE

ALBUM REVIEWS //

8/10 : “Crowe makes her dark nights of the soul feel hypnotic, carving out territory between Bats for Lashes and Nick Cave’s Skeleton Key. Bleak but vivid, there’s a power to its precision” – EXCLAIM Magazine

4.5/5 – EDITORS PICK : “one of the most gorgeous and sorrowful records to have come out this year” – SPILL Magazine

“For listeners willing to dive deep into Crowe’s world, the album functions well as a forced entry into darkness and unnamable despair” – SLUG Magazine

PRAISES premieres ‘In This Year: Ten of Swords’ LP via EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE. In This Year: Ten of Swords on limited clear w/ black swirl vinyl released by Hand Drawn Dracula December 7th 2018 // PRE-ORDER HERE

“Hear that emotional rawness translated into music by streaming In This Year: Ten of Swords” – EXCLAIM MAGAZINE

PRAISES “Prey” video directed by Christopher Mills (Leonard Cohen, Interpol) premieres via CVLT NATION. In This Year: Ten of Swords on limited clear w/ black swirl vinyl released by Hand Drawn Dracula December 7th 2018 // PRE-ORDER HERE

“the music that they create is pretty freaking magical! Jesse Crowe’s voice is powerful and serene at the same time” ~ CVLT NATION

11/19/18 Manchester UK – The Peer Hat
11/20/18 Nottingham UK – Chameleon Arts
11/22/18 Leeds UK – Northern Guitars
11/23/18 London UK – Caravansérail
11/25/18 Oxford UK – The Library
w/ Dumb Angel

Today, Toronto’s PRAISES – the dark electronic solo project of BELIEFS‘ Jesse Crowe – announces her debut album, In This Year: Ten of Swords, set for release on December 7th via Hand Drawn Dracula. She unveils the album’s haunting piano driven sound with its first single, “Love Unkind”, before embarking on a European tour that begins on November 10th.

In This Year: Ten of Swords features all instruments played and self-recorded by Crowe with contributions from her longtime collaborator Josh Korody, whose work as a producer includes celebrated releases from Dilly Dally, Partner, and Fucked Up. As the shoegaze/industrial band Beliefs, Crowe and Korody have earned praise from publications including Pitchfork, The Guardian, Billboard, NOISEY, FADER, Stereogum, Exclaim!, BrooklynVegan, Dazed, Clash, and The Quietus.

Praises’ In This Year: Ten of Swords will be released by Hand Drawn Dracula on December 7th.
It is now available for PRE-ORDER HERE.

 
11/10/18 Berlin DE – Madame Claude
11/11/18 Leipzig DE – TBA
11/12/18 Kassel DE – Sanderhause
11/14/18 Copenhagen DK – Blagards Apotek
11/17/18 Amsterdam NL – Vondelbunker
11/19/18 Manchester UK – The Peer Hat
11/20/18 Nottingham UK – Chameleon Arts
11/22/18 Leeds UK – Northern Guitars
11/23/18 London UK – Caravansérail
11/25/18 Oxford UK – The Library
w/ Dumb Angel

HDD CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

VALLENS / May 07
The Opera House
Shmu, This Will Destroy You

VALLENS / May 08
The Baby G
Peeling, Scarlett Rose

ZONES / May 10
Sneaky Dee’s
Absolutely Free, Yonatan Gat

DELILUH / May 11
Lower Bay Subway Station
E-Saggila, FUCKED UP

ORA COGAN / May 11
The Great Hall
Datu, Anml, Iskwé

PRAISES / May 11
Super Wonder Galley
Josin, Han Han

TALLIES / May 11
The Drake
Luge, Varsity

TALLIES / May 12
Yonge & Dundas Square
Starcrawler, Sloan

Poster Mejia Design

PRAISES “Cult of Absence” // From EP2 – BUY HERE // directed by Ivy Lovell and edited by Sandy Miranda (F*d Up).

PRAISES “Calm As Colour” is #5 on CBC Music Radio3‘s top 30 this week,
along side label mates THE SEAMS #29 “Lemonade” and BREEZE “Please” #16.

NEW ALBUMS by PRAISES & BREEZE — FREE on HDD’s BANDCAMP!!!

We’re closing out 2017 & moving on to 2018 with PRAISES – EP2 (Jesse of BELIEFS / YI) and
BREEZE – RECORD (Josh of BELIEFS & Kyle of THE SEAMS / WISH).

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.

https://handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com/album/record
https://handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com/album/ep2