Divided By Design

Divided By Design

 San Diego, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Post-grunge, alternative rock band based in San Diego, Ca.

Biography

Divided By Design is a 4-piece alternative rock band from San Diego, California.

Featuring a lineup of vocalist Jeffrey Jackson, bassist Eric Raether, guitarist Brian Raether and drummer Tim Lesh, the band was born from an influence of intertwined roots in alternative and experimental rock, grunge and alternative metal.

Serving time in other musical projects (Jeffrey Jackson - Emotion Sickness, Behind Space; Tim Lesh - The Kobbs, Museum, Metal Mariachis, Led Pencil; Eric Raether – The Kobbs, Plug; Brian Raether – The Kobbs, Redamber Green), the four band members converged in 2010 to form a sound that delivers a spike of raw emotion driven by lyrical inspiration and personal evolution, melodic guitar phrasing, heart-thumping bass, and aggressive, stylistic percussion.

The band's first demo recordings (September, 2010) were completed in a live, short-take practice setting in their rehearsal room in San Diego and included songs such as "Ashes to Dust", "Tunnel Vision" and "Tummy Pencils".

In October 2011 the band released "Mars", their first self produced EP in a series of four releases that will be recorded and released over the course of the next 8 months.

Lyrics

Tummy Pencils

Written By: Divided By Design

My valentine I've been so deprived of your touch
I can't decide I'm on the borderline of the cut
That you made so far back in time
Still feel the pain of the past I hide away
Is it all in our heads
Or out of our hands
All in our minds
Shouting demands
Your light's burning out
how I have seen the change
Time will tell me who's to blame
Because we live life inside of this pantomime
Holding what we know it's just a
Waste of time to me
Is it all in our heads
Or out of our hands
All in our minds
Shouting demands
So say it's just another day
And waste away inside of your machines
I'm fine
So say it's just another day
And waste away inside alone
Now I find I felt I tried One
of the many times I saved you
So I take I wait I hate to
Do this in a spiteful way
Now you do you choose you lose three
Words that you are used to hearing
So you go you know you are for
Manifesting what you're fearing

Tunnel Vision

Written By: Divided By Design

The stars align but not tonight
they've gone to hide inside your eyes what is it that you seek
is it me
I'll offer now just to know
that what you have is to hold
and feel more that you can see there's so much more to me
I don't ever want to be controlled
I don't ever want to live in that world when everybody else was just too cruel it was up to you
through and through
I feel more than you concede
there's so much more to me
I don't ever want to be controlled
I don't ever want to live in that world when everybody else was just too cruel it was up to you
I can see it happening once more
stronger faster than it was before
I don't ever want to be controlled
I don't ever want to live in that world when everybody else was just too cruel it was up to you

Ashed to Dust

Written By: Divided By Design

Light reflects on tears I've wept those I left for dead oh what it meant
to force them from my eyes god I swear sometimes I want to burn
burn away nothing left of me maybe you'll notice when I burn
burst into flames no place to be found no sound
who's gonna save you now
Light reflects on tears I've wept those I left for dead oh what it meant
to force them from my eyes god I swear sometimes I want to burn
burn away nothing left of me maybe you'll notice when I burn
burst into flames no place to be found no sound
who's gonna save you now
I hope it burns your eyes
I can see just fine
a star that burns so bright
surely needs the sky
surely needs the night
burn away nothing left of me maybe you'll notice when I burn
burst into flames no place to be found no sound
who's gonna save you now

Discography

Mars EP - available for streaming at dividedbydesign.bandcamp.com

Set List

Black Hills
Shots Fired
Tummy Pencils
Rhode Head
dot dot dot
Final Flowers
Sidewalks
Short Division
Tunnel Vision
On Purpose