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Just Announced: Cross-Canadian Tour and ‘ContraVirtual’ EP From Calgary Noise Outfit DRI HIEV
Top (left to right): Kyle Crough (Bass), Igor Gvozdenovic (Synth and Samples), Carter Crough (Vocals), and Daniel Auger (Guitar and Drum Machine) (Photo credit: Heather Ross)
Calgary, AB’s blasphemous noise quartet DRI HIEV are releasing their EP ‘CONTRAVIRTUAL’ and touring across Canada starting in September. The EP ‘ContraVirtual’ is slated to be released the same day as their kickoff to their cross Canadian tour in their hometown of Calgary, Wed, Sept. 23 at Bamboo Tiki Room (1201 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3).
The band is streaming ‘Good Shirt’ from their EP through Crown of Viserys at the following link:
Guitarist and drum machine musician Dan Auger had this to say about the album’s release, “Last year we lost our drummer and released an EP. By the time that EP was released we had become a different band and that music became irrelevant. We spent the next eight months writing and trying to re-evaluate what we wanted to do as a band. ‘CONTRAVIRTUAL’ is the result of those eight months. It represents where we are and where we’re going.”
1. Good Shirt (3:19)
2. Felix Down (2:48)
3. OHMz (3:19)
4. Amberman (2:31)
5. ContraVirtual (3:34)
Album Length: 14:51
The band is heading out on a 9 day tour that stretches from Calgary to Sudbury and then back to Edmonton. The tour features Feverfew an Edmonton addition who varies in sound but provides an excellent compliment to the tour (dates below).
Sept 23 Calgary, Alberta – Bamboo
Sept 24 Lethbridge, Alberta – Electric Manor
Sept 25 Regina, Saskatchewan- The German Club
Sept 26 Winnipeg, Manitoba- UMFM
Sept 29 Sudbury, Ontario- TBA
October 7 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Big Fun HQ
October 8 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Horse Club
October 9 Calgary, Alberta – Tubby Dog
October 10 Edmonton, Alberta – Acid Church
DRI HIEV is a Calgary noise quartet specializing in creating disorienting music with one foot in modern electronic music and the other in aggressive punk rock.
Three out of four members (Dan Auger, Carter Crough, and Kyle Crough) originally played in Bloody Circuits from Grande Prairie, Alberta, but upon relocating to Calgary they recruited Igor Gvozdenovic and became DRI HIEV. Their live show demands your attention with all members creating a wall of noise while maintaining a steady driving electronic sample to get people moving.
They are going to be touring across Canada with fellow noise enthusiasts Feverfew. DRI HIEV are also releasing their EP CONTRAVIRTUAL on cassette through Shake! Records and Bunghole Records on September 23, 2015.
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