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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

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.

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

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