Toronto’s Beliefs unveil video for “Retreat (Light The Fire)”

September 21, 2017

Yi Shi


Toronto’s Beliefs unveil video for
“Retreat (Light The Fire)” on GoldFlakePaint
New album, Habitat streaming ahead of release
on Noisey


“Beliefs get weirder, darker, more industrial on new album ‘Habitat'” –  Noisey
Toronto’s Beliefs (Josh Korody and Jesse Crowe) premiered the video for their new single, “Retreat (Light The Fire)” on GoldFlakePaint who describe it “as warped and wonderful as we’ve come to expect, the whole thing seemingly pitched on the very precipice of falling apart throughout, the vivid instrumentation juxtaposed by a lead vocal which is anything but, that fades and reclines whenever it approaches the surface.”


Jesse Crowe says of the video ““Flashing with the hypnotic rhythm of “Retreat”, our two characters become the music as they rise and fall within the stark environment of urban isolation. “Retreat” deals with the struggle of reality vs perception; nature vs technology.”

“Retreat” is taken from Beliefs third Habitat, which is out September 22nd on Outside Music/Hand Drawn Dracula and is streaming now ahead of release on Noisey.

Habitat was finished in an impressive 16 days, with Korody serving as producer and engineer, studio multi-tasker Leon Taheny (Austra, Death From Above 1979, Owen Pallett) sitting in as drummer and mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh (Preoccupations, Alvvays and METZ).

“It’s a dark record, for sure,” affirms Crowe. “I feel like we were drawing a lot more from, like, me being a Goth teenager and Josh only wanting to listen to Aphex Twin and me only wanting to listen to Portishead’s Third for the last year and stuff like that. But also it was time to embody the elements of being a ‘wall-of-sound’ band with some space and the idea of being able to be quiet when you should be quiet, and you can’t do that with three guitars. There’s no space. It just becomes all push and no pull.”

The shoegaze, post-punk duo are one of the most renowned Toronto bands with co-founder Josh Korody becoming the engineer of choice for bands such as Dilly Dally, Weaves, Greys and more. Following their explosive set at The Great Escape this past May, the band return to the UK for a handful of dates which will find them back in Brighton supporting good friends, and fellow Torontonians, Metz.

UK Shows:
November 22nd – London – The Brewhouse
November 23th – Hull – The Polar Bear
November 25th – Brighton – The Haunt (With Metz)
November 26th – Oxford – The Library

Beliefs // Habitat
01. 1994
02. Retreat (light the fire)
03. Divided Youth (only lovers)
04. Half Empty
05. Comb
06. All Things Considered
07. Faulty
08. Anti
09. Catholic Guilt
10. Swamp Core
11. Shadow Of The Son

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