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The original soundtrack for PORCH STORIES features music from two of Canada’s finest songwriters, and the stars of the film, LAURA BARRETT & JOSE CONTRERAS. Listen to “the delicate, dramatic and dreamy lead single “You” above and via EXCLAIM // BUY HERE

With the blending of Kalimba and Spanish guitar, Contreras and Barrett create a magical atmosphere for the soundtrack of Porch Stories, a film by award winning Toronto producer and director, Sarah Goodman. Porch Stories is a touching, layered and musically-rich portrait of revolving stories – all connected by events on the porches of neighbouring homes. Porch Stories opens in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on June 19th at 6:45 (350 King St. W.).

ORGANIZED ACCIDENTS // BUY HERE

“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

02/12/14 Oshawa, ON : Painted Moustache
02/13/14 London, ON : Call The Office
02/14/14 Windsor, ON : The Phog
02/15/14 Chatham, ON : Left WIng Tatoo
02/19/14 St Catherines, ON : Detour Music Hall
02/20/14 Hamilton, ON : This Aint Hollywood
02/27/14 Kingston, ON : The Mansion
03/01/14 Orangeville, ON : BVR
03/02/14 Sudbury, ON : Winter Indie Music Fest
* w/ Shotgun Jimmie


BY DIVINE RIGHT launch a new video for the sun drenched tune “Zoomies” from “Organized Accidents” (BUY HERE).

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.

WATCH BENJAMIN PORTAS HDD TRILOGY HERE!


BY DIVINE RIGHT MORE THORNS from “Organized Accidents” | Directed by Ben Srokosz | BUY HERE

“strip away Slowdive’s lush glaze, and you may be left with “Zoomies” which glows with very early-’90s shoegaze and dream pop ~ might be what results if Yo La Tengo dunked Sonic Youth’s “Little Trouble Girl” in one of the Hoboken trio’s documentary-scoring seascapes.” ~ Vacouver Weekly

photo by Tess Parks


 
BY DIVINE RIGHT are pleased to announce the 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).

Listen to ORGANIZED ACCIDENTS now via Exclaim!, CBC Music, or AUX TV!

LP, CD, DIGITAL // June 4th 2013 // ORDER NOW

ON TOUR
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! BDR Organized Accidents out May 7th 2013!   (tour poster by Maryanna Hardy)

Win an EXCLAIM! prize pack ~ tickets, t-shirt, limited edition Daps/HDD LP, Good Morning Beautiful CD, & BDR buttons! Enter here: EXCLAIM! CONTESTS

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


 
 
 
 
BY DIVINE RIGHT (Mutant Message)
JAMES MEJIA (Art Director/Illustrator)

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!

www.junoawards.ca

 

Package Design Images:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

BY DIVINE RIGHT perform Optomystico (above), You Know Who, and Mountain’s Friend under the moniker My Divine Light. Watch all three videos on Southern Souls.


 

BY DIVINE RIGHT: I Will Hook You Up | From: Mutant Message (2010) | Director: Ben Srokosz

Congratulations to BY DIVINE RIGHT for their 2010 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE Long List nomination for Mutant Message!!! Keeping good company amongst some amazing Canadian talent!