CONTRIVED is a 5 piece rock band with principal members from JUNO AWARD winners WINTERSLEEP and JUNO / POLARIS nominees HOLY FUCK. Their latest project has led them into a sound direction incorporating their hard rock roots and expanding on their pop sensibilities. Contived recorded their third full-length album blank, blank, blank at Sonic Temple Studios in Halifax. Lending a hand at the mix is Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals).

Originally formed in Halifax, CONTRIVED quickly built a loyal following based on the talents evident on their self-produced debut Pursuit of Plots (2002) and their sold out live performances. The ultra-limited Starshine EP (200 pressings) sold out as quickly as they could be produced before a second Dead Air Verbatim was recorded with Andy Magoffin (Two Minute Miracles) in 2005. The band then embarked on an Exclaim! sponsored Cross-Canada tour with Dependent Music label mates Wintersleep, Holy Fuck and Jill Barber before concentrating on their other musical commitments.

blank, blank, blank cd assembled by hand and printed on uncoated 18pt 100% Recycled C1S paperboard. Package design and artwork by James Mejia.




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