“In June 1990, By Divine Right played our first show ever. On July 1 2015, we’re playing our biggest show ever. Harbourfront Centre is helping us celebrate 25 years by having us headline their Canada Day festival! We’re gathering a bunch of the great musicians who have spent time in the band, plus a few special friends to help celebrate our big day.” ~ José Miguel Contreras
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BY DIVINE RIGHT release a brand new video for “Past The Stars” from “Organized Accidents” available now in blue translucent vinyl in our HDD STORE! “Past The Stars is about space aliens waiting for them to come and get me and my son. It’s also about how being in a touring band is like being space aliens visiting different world and then leaving back into the “black” between planets between cities. Its title was suggested to me years ago by a little boy i met in Ohio.” ~ Jose
BY DIVINE RIGHT launch a new video for the sun drenched tune “Zoomies” from the critically acclaimed “Organized Accidents“.
The third video in a trilogy of work by Australian-born director Benjamin Portas, the visuals shimmer and flicker with vibrant washes of colour like summer sun bouncing off cottage windows reflecting the tune’s musical exploration of ambience and deconstruction. Portas used heavily treated pinhole footage collected in fields in Canada and Australia. Goerdie Dynes (drummer) also made a road video for Zoomies HERE.
Today, BY DIVINE RIGHT are pleased to announce the imminent release of their 9th album, Organized Accidents. Scheduled to be released June 4, 2013, Organized Accidents is the culmination of José Contreras’ songwriting and production pursuits. Written and recorded in a forest just outside of Toronto, Contreras has continued his explorations of ambience and deconstruction with a tight knit group of friends, including current BDR members Geordie Dynes (Mark Inside) and Alysha Haugen (Sheezer).
“Organized Accidents” (LP, CD, Premium DIGITAL) — Available June 4th 2013 — PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW
06.14 · Toronto ON, NXNE @ St James Park
07.04 · Sault Ste Marie ON, Loplops
07.05 · Thunder Bay ON, Crocks
07.06 · Winnipeg MB, The Pyramid
07.09 · Regina SK, O’Hanlons
07.10 · Edmonton AB, Wunderbar
07.12 · Kelowna BC, Habitat
07.14 · Vancouver BC, The Cobalt
07.18 · Calgary AB, The Palomino
07.19 · Ness Creek SK, Ness Creek Festival
07.20 · Saskatoon SK, Vangelis
08.03 · Toronto ON, Lee’s Palace
BY DIVINE RIGHT return with a brand new album this spring and are prepping by hitting the road with Halifax duo Cousins and Shotgun Jimmie! Make sure to keep up to date with the band by joining their Facebook. BDR dates listed below and look for “Organized Accidents” May 7th 2013! (tour poster by Maryanna Hardy)
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02/23/13 Montreal PQ : TBA w/ Cousins
02/22/13 Kingston ON : The Mansion w/ Cousins
02/21/13 Ottawa ON : Zaphods
02/17/13 Hamilton ON : Casbah w/ Cousins
02/16/13 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ Shotgun Jimmie, Cousins
02/13/13 Waterloo ON : The Starlight w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/09/13 Windsor : The Phog w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/08/13 Chatam ON : Cultural Centre Studio A w/ Shotgun Jimmie
02/07/13 London ON : Call The Office w/ Shotgun Jimmie
It’s Hand Drawn Dracula’s first JUNO AWARD nomination and James’ second for Recording Package Design of the Year.
Also in the 2011 category are Dependent Music alumni Land of Talk and HDD’s Wintersleep!
Cupid in Oilskins is the soundtrack to director Jose Miguel Contreras’ (aka Salvatore Splattorini) three minute homage to the films of George Romero & Lucio Fulci. Jose’s music video sends up zombie cinema with a tongue in cheek humor and DIY attitude that is BY DIVINE RIGHT.
Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to present Cupid in Oilskins from BDR’s Mutant Message – “a compact, potent collection of punchy hooks delivered with devil-may-care energy.” – The National Post