By Divine Right, legendary Canadian indie rockers have unveiled their newest single, “No. 87.” This release is the second single from their forthcoming double LP OTTO MOTTO and the first for upstart Toronto label Fortune Stellar Records. “No. 87” follows the previously released single, “St. Leon’s“, released back in March.
“No. 87” is a haunting slice of psychedelic pop, accompanied by a suitably enigmatic animated video created by acclaimed visual artist Jon Claytor.
With its dreamy lyrics, infectious melody, and layers of guitars, “No. 87” reconfirms By Divine Right’s place as one of Canada’s legendary bands, whose ranks have included Feist, Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, and Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt.
The creative force behind By Divine Right remains singer/guitarist Jose Contreras, who says of “No. 87,”
“After some misadventures, I returned to live in Toronto, trying to remember my way back to the future. ‘No. 87’ forced its way into the world, a doom-y theme that wouldn’t go away. It was recorded on a broken tape machine, warble-y existential disco based on a typo.”
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