Please don't mind the old graphics - we're updating the pages to match the front, but it's going to take a while. The links and the downloads should all work, though.
Please let me know if anything is incorrect or not downloading correctly!
D O W N L O A D
"Step Into Liquid" Soundtrack (not on official soundtrack)
"Then Covered Now" (2000) - Not Available for Download
Click link to purchase CD: "Metal Health" - Then Covered Now
"Viva Noel: A Q-Division Christmas"- Not Available for Download
Click link to purchase CD: "O Holy Night" - Viva Noel
[EP] The Sheila Divine EP (1998 · Cherry Disc Records)
[LP] New Parade (1999 · Roadrunner Records)
[LP] Where Have My Countrymen Gone (2001 · Co-Op Pop Records)
[EP] Secret Society EP (2002 · Arena Rock Recording Co.)
Hum/I'm A Believer cassette promo (1999 · Roadrunner Records)
Hum radio promo CD (1999 · Roadrunner Records)
Like A Criminal 7" vinyl (1999 · Roadrunner Records)
Ostrich radio promo CD (2001 · Independent)
Funeral live DVD (2007 · Independent)
Viva Noel - A Q Division Christmas : "O Holy Night" (1999 · Q-Division Records}
Then Covered Now : "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" (1999 · Hearbox Records)
In Our Lifetime: Vol. 3 : "New Landscape" (2002 · Fenway Recordings)
GIGOGRAPHY to be added.
LYRICS to be added
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If you have anything you think other fans would be interested in seeing on the site, please contact me at TSDArchivefirstname.lastname@example.org (without the -nospam-).
Video, audio, and photos are all greatly appreciated.
If you're going to attend any of the upcoming 2010 shows in Belgium or Boston, please help share the experience with those who will be unable to attend by passing along copies of whatever you might find useful from local newspapers or elsewhere.
Scans and/or photos of promotional flyers, newspaper advertisements, posters, and everything else you may come across ... we'll take it all!
The Sheila Divine Archive is unofficial and fan-run, but it would not and could not exist without the incredible generosity that Aaron, Jim, Shawn, Ryan, and Colin have shown over the years. They have continued to be willing to put up with my many requests, and for this I cannot thank them enough. Though I started out simply as a fan, they have become great friends - the kind of people I would be excited and proud to know under any circumstances, not just these.
I was introduced to TSD's music pretty much literally the day "New Parade" was released. They band was scheduled to perform an in-store at the Harvard Square Tower Records, and I had heard great things about them following their WBCN Rumble victory, so I took the T over to check them out.
Like many of you probably were when you first heard that album, I was hooked immediately.
Over the next four or five years, I went to dozens and dozens of shows (personally hitting all three of the B's: Boston, Buffalo, and Belgium) and met many incredible people, some of whom I consider to be among my closest friends even to this day. My friend Alan, for instance, shot, edited, and produced the "Funeral" DVD that chronicled what, at that point, were the final shows in the band's history. My friend Bill and I are responsible for the great majority of the live audio bootlegs that you'll find here on the archive, and again I feel compelled to spread the thanks around liberally. Without Bill's willingness to share so many of the early TSD shows especially, the amount of available content would pale in comparison to what is currently on the Archive. Without the band's permission to share these great recordings, this site would probably not even exist.
All these years later, I'm in Oregon, Bill's in Idaho, Tower Records is out of business, WBCN no longer broadcasts, and many of my friends with whom I sweated out countless evenings in the front rows have traded in last call for parenthood.
But The Sheila Divine has reunited and plans to record more new music for the first time in nearly a decade. The more things change ...
I'd like to think that despite the years and the miles, this Archive keeps us all together somehow.
I certainly hope you rediscover some great music that meant a lot to me and to so many others, and maybe you'll stumble across a recording of a show you attended and hadn't thought about until just now. Maybe it'll jog your memory about where you were in the early part of the 2000s and bring a smile to your face. They were, indeed, great times.
... and now, with more to come!
As far as the website goes, I'm making it up as I go along, so please bear with me as I iron out some of the kinks. I'm creating the site in Dreamweaver, and I'm learning as I go. If you're thinking to yourself, boy, this site looks kind of amateurish ... well, you're not wrong ;)
Also, I'm sharing these recordings with permission of the band, but there are no doubt various legal issues that could arise from such a venture. Given the state of "piracy" and all the rest, I beg of any potential copywrite holders out there: please don't sue me! I'm not making a single penny on this site, and have never (and will never) charge for the downloads. I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes or steal anyone's profits. If I've posted something that should be removed, please let me know what the offending material is and I'll take action as quickly as I can.
Rock you, yeah!
- Jim C.