Indian Handcrafts

Jun 11

Indian Handcrafts to play some Summer Festivals and N. American Shows with Deafheaven & No Joy

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Indian Handcrafts have just been announced on a bunch of new gigs and festivals including SCENE Music Fest on June 29th in St. Catharines, then in Barrie at the New Music Fest on July 19th and then on the weekend of Aug 22-23rd they will play in Orillia, Canada at The Summer’s Edge Music Festival. In September they will join Deafheaven and No Joy for a few shows in the US and Canada as listed belo

See ALL Indian Handcrafts tour dates & details HERE
 
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DEAFHEAVEN, NO JOY, INDIAN HANDCRAFTS 2014
September 14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 16 Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
September 17 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe
September 18 Buffalo, NY @ Traff Music Hall
September 19 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 20 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

May 07

Barrie & Two Times Toronto - CMW May 9 & May 10 shows

Indian Handcrafts will be rocking a home town show in Barrie on May 9th at the Fox before heading to Toronto on May 10th to pull a double header - At 1:30pm they will play some tunes at our favorite little indie record store Cabin Fever Collective before bringing the big thunder later that same evening to Mod Club for CMW show with No Age, Biblical and Public Animal.

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Feb 20

Indian Handcrafts and Dirty Streets Interviewed for Scion Rock Show

Before Indian Handcrafts took the stage for the Scion Rock Show at The Satellite in Los Angeles, they chatted with pro skater Sal Barbier.

SEE INDIAN HANDCRAFTS SHOW CALENDAR
Check out their song “Swamp Child” which is a free download taken from the split 7” with Dirty Streets via Scion AV below

Feb 11

Free Download of new track “Swamp Child” from our split via Scion AV

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Indian Handcrafts and Dirty Streets have contributed a song each to the Scion Rock Show 7-Inch Series, now available for free download. “Swamp Child” by Indian Handcrafts begins with some intensive pummeling that would be impressive for any band, much less this power duo. The song rages on until its reaches an ethereal, reverb-heavy heaven. Recorded by Toshi Kasai who also helmed their full length
Civil Disobedience For Losers"

Jan 17

Live Review - Slim’s - San Francisco

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Indian Handcrafts is a two-piece dynamo from Canada. They consist of a guitarist and a drummer, both of whom sing, playing off one another vocally like a sonic game of ping pong being rallied in a black hole. They both play their instruments like masters and while watching them I was nudged into believing that they may very well be classically trained, both in the way they handle their instruments and the way they manipulated their windpipes. It was a serious thing to witness and their record Civil Disobedience for Losers, has been on constant rotation in our house ever since. Each time I listen to it I am met with something I didn’t notice the last time; their music is so layered and masterfully written, like a good story with the ending leading us back to the beginning.

Candice and I have been careful lately to see opening bands, because there have been many-a time when they end up being one of our favorite acts of the night. Tonight’s opening band in particular was not to be missed because, as Candice was careful to note, they are on Sargent House , the incredible talent-laden record label that offers such magnanimous acts as And So I Watch You From Afar and Russian Circles. Candice was quick to take note of this label’s signing policy: rooting out all things amazing that may remain hidden in the world of music and exposing them to the fortunate masses. And I have since joined her in making sure we don’t miss anything from them that comes to town, because it’s unexceptionally infused with amazingness.

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Dec 16

Forget The Box Live Show Review: Montreal - December 13, 2013

It seems southern-Ontario natives Brandyn James Aikins and Daniel Brandon Allen have come a long way in the four years or so since they started Indian Handcrafts. They independently released a self-titled album in 2011 which got the attention of Cathy Pellow, the owner of prestigious Los Angeles-based management company and record label Sargent House.

She hooked them up with producer Toshi Kasai – who has worked with the Melvins and Big Business, two bands that have had an influence on Aikins and Allen – to record their label debut, Civil Disobedience for Losers. Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, Coady Willis and Dale Crover even had a hand in contributing to the current Indian Handcrafts album, recording and providing guitar and drum parts.

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Dec 02

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Oct 30

FREE SHOW IN LA TONIGHT 10/30

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Tonight 10/30 at The Satellite at 1717 Silverlake Blvd - Los Angeles a FREE Show courtesy of SCION AV. Come see why Melvins named Indian Handcrafts in their Top 8 Favorite Modern bands.. and why we LOVE them so much - it’s their FIRST ever show in Los Angeles.
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First come first serve 21+ (NO RSVP is needed now)
Doors 9pm
Dirty Streets 10pm
Indian Handcrafts 11pm

Oh and then they will be touring with RED FANG!

RED FANG // THE SHRINE // INDIAN HANDCRAFTS
11/30 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/01 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
12/02 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
12/04 Austin, TX – Red 7
12/05 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Dowsntairs
12/06 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
12/07 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
12/08 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
RED FANG // CANCER BATS // INDIAN HANDCRAFTS // THE SHRINE
12/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/10 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
12/11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
12/13 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End
12/14 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace

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Sep 27

Indian Handcrafts announce Oct Tour dates in Canada then in the USA with Red Fang

Indian Handcrafts have finally been allowed entry to America! Visas in hand, they will now do what they were supposed to do a year ago and join Red Fang on tour. Before setting off they will play a few Canadian dates in October.

Oh, and LOS ANGELES we have a FREE Show treat for you on October 30th with Indian Handcrafts playing so mark your calendars to save that date! We will give you all the details soon when we are allowed to announce them.

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Oct 10th - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
Oct 11th - Saint-Prime, QC @ Festival Coup de Grace  (La Grange)
Oct 12th- Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

Oct 30th -  Los Angeles, CA - TO BE ANNOUNCED - Free Show

RED FANG // THE SHRINE // INDIAN HANDCRAFTS

11/30 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/01 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
12/02 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
12/04 Austin, TX – Red 7
12/05 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Dowsntairs
12/06 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
12/07 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
12/08 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
RED FANG // CANCER BATS // INDIAN HANDCRAFTS // THE SHRINE
12/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/10 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
12/11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
12/13 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End
12/14 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace

Jun 06

Indian Handcrafts named in the top 8 new bands that influence the Melvins! - Our idols

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For thirty years, weirdo-metalers Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins have been laying the groundwork for other bands and influencing countless musicians. Kurt Cobain, an early follower of the band, used Crover on the first Nirvana recordings. Mastodon root their songs in the sludge-metal tone invented by the long running band, and even cover the Melvins’ jam, “The Bit” live. High on Fire, who follow in the Melvins tradition of thick, powerful riffs, recorded a cover of the Melvins track “Oven.” Japanese sludge experimentalists Boris even named themselves after one of the Melvins heaviest drones. Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham said “the Melvins were just a huge inspiration to us in the beginning” and name checked the band in the liner notes of David Comes to Life. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. But, the Melvins are constantly evolving, so the inspiration is not one-way street. Hive recently asked Osborne and Crover to name eight newer bands that are influencing them.

Indian Handcrafts made their list! Best compliment on earth!
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see full list here 

We LOVE the MELVINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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photo of Indian Handcrafts and Buzz by Toshi Kasai while recording Civil Disobedience for Losers