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YI premiere “Not So Dead” video via INDIE88, from their debut EP1, directed by Jordan Allen & Ivy Lovell.
Available now on limited cassette and digital: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T

“A Sonic Youth-inspired track from Toronto’s latest duo Yi” ~ INDIE88

07/29/17 – Toronto CA – Baby G w/ Dead Leaf Echo
07/28/17 – Montreal CA – Brasserie Beaubien w/ Dead Leaf Echo

YI premiere “Ladyfingers” stream via NOISEY/VICE from their debut “EP1” out April 14th.
Pre-order here: http://goo.gl/V4kY7T

“New & Notable: Yi’s dreamy, ambient shoegaze skips and skitters through various experimental passages” ~ BANDCAMP DAILY

“Yi establish a ying-yang approach to their intensity; confident in shoegaze and no-wave
as much as more ambient, rhythmic spaces.” ~ NOISEY

04/20/17 Toronto ON : Silver Dollar CMW w/ The Seams, Japanese Breakfast
04/05/17 Toronto ON : Baby G w/ Fresh Snow, Decorum

Discover YI on THE LINE OF BEST FIT. Jessie and Jordan (BELIEFS / ROLEMODEL) unveil their new project, share new track, and perform at Wavelength, Exclaim! 25th Anniversary, and NeXT’s “Class of 2017” new music series.

“Brand new Toronto supergroup Yi prove art rock is “Not So Dead” on this searing EP teaser – Thurston Moore once said “Teenage Riot” was about appointing J Mascis as a de facto alternative dream president; when “Not So Dead” changes direction halfway through with a searing new guitar melody, you could easily believe Mascis got a second term in office.” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“If you’re a fan of Dinosaur Jr. (or indeed authentic indie rock) you’re going to love this” ~ CDNX UK

YI: The Wavelength Interview” ~ WAVELENGTH MUSIC

02.17.2017 Toronto ON : Smiling Buddah w/ Bad Channels
01.21.2017 Toronto ON : The Silver Dollar w/ The Sulks, Cellphone, Sahara, Chastity

ROLEMODEL premiere “Until” feat. Jesse Crowe of BELIEFS / PRAISES // CLAIRE EP – BUY HERE

“The music of Rolemodel is often described as “dreamy,” “hazy,” “ethereal” – the list of adjectives with nods to the subconscious go on. This mood defined the pop-meets-shoegaze project’s 2013 full-length, Before Then Was Now, and continues on “Until,” an intoxicating new track” – FLAVORWIRE

06/17/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ Lee’s Palace w/ Doomsquad, Zola Jesus
05/16/15 Toronto ON : Drake Underground w/ Featurette

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

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)