BELIEFS started in November 2010 when Josh Korody (Breeze) and Jesse Crowe met at bassist Pat McCormack’s birthday party and bonded over their love of The Jesus and Marychain, Slowdive, and My Bloody Valentine. Korody, in the midst of building his Candle Recording Studio (hosting Dusted, Owen Pallet, Absolutely Free), and Crowe (moving on from the sought-after lofi/hazy project, Heaven) formed a shoegaze song mill and began assembling a collage of sounds and musicians.
The upcoming debut album, “Untitled“, took shape naturally by creating groups of songs between three different studios over the course of a year. Led by Korody on production, players were added both live and on the album including Noel Webb and Ben Reinhartz on drums, as well as Kyle Connolly and Richard Stanley on guitar. Beliefs have spent the last year opening for bands such as A Place To Bury Strangers, Porcelain Raft, Disappears, Lotus Plaza, Amen Dunes, The Men, Dusted, and Moon Duo.
Beliefs will extensively be touring Europe and North America in support of their full length debut to be released spring 2013 via Hand Drawn Dracula, Manimal, and No Pain In Pop.
“In 2010, after bonding over a mutual love for fuzzy acts like The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, BELIEFS Josh Karody and Jesse Crowe decided to form a band. Since then, the Toronto duo have taken a few musical cues from their muses. A perfect example of this is their new song, the shoegaze droner “Catch My Breath”. Its crunch and keenness remain mostly shrouded in blankets of sobering haze, with the chorus loosening up to allow hints of the soaring melody to peek out. Gruff and distorted, it’s like looking through a dirty window pane for the sunlight on the other side.” – Consequence of Sound
“…a stunningly adept record that weaves a strong shoegaze influence with a frenetic pulse of nostalgic rock music.” – This Is Fake DIY