here's a new vid of Dave & I playing a couple songs in a studio apartment! thanks so much to Danielle Leonard & Michael Kelly for having us! 🤘🏻😌🤘🏻
youtu.be/kZbjKR14zno ❤️Ratboys is a band that is very close to our hearts.We were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to record this session with them! Both songs are from ... ... See MoreSee Less
hey! this is Sean. 👋🏼 Sean is one of our best friends, plays bass in Ratboys, and makes music as Single Player 👾🎮
starting on Saturday, Single Player is hitting the road to play a 2-week stretch of shows in the eastern US & Canada... Dave and I (julia) get to play in his band this time! & Seth Engel from Options is playing drums! full band Options is on every show as well!
so many exclamations for this tour of friendship and power pop rawk songs 😌❗️ here's where we'll be, would luv to see ya out there:
11/18 Hickory Hills, IL - DZ 11/19 Champaign, IL - Blips & Chitz 11/20 Kalamazoo, MI - Shakespeare's 11/21 Ann Arbor, MI - Metal Frat 11/22 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog 11/23 Dayton, OH - GLORIOUS THANKSGIVING OFF DAY W/ STEINER FAM 11/24 Akron, OH - Kling Thing 11/25 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place 11/26 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha 11/27 Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien 11/28 Bard College, NY - The Root Cellar 11/29 Brooklyn, NY - The Gateway 11/30 Philly, PA - Power Tower 12/1 Pittsburgh, PA - The Jelly Fox 12/2 Kentucky - TBA (help!) 12/3 St. Louis, MO - Kismet
DSP Shows Presents Diet Cig with Teencat and Lazy Bones at The Haunt on 12/8
Diet Cig needs to postpone due to illness. The new date for Diet Cig is Friday, December 8th. All tickets will be honored. If you can’t make the new date, refunds will be available at your point of purchase until 10/1. You can contact TicketFly Customer Service here: 1(877) 435-9849
7:00PM Doors 8:00PM Show
Diet Cig dietcig.bandcamp.com/ Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday. Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.
‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.
But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.
Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.
Often described as a sexy fruit salad that plays upbeat pop-punk and post-punk music in alternating strokes of their flesh-paws, the band is sometimes chided for their unwillingness to take most things and people seriously.
Lazy Bones lazybonesmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Lazy Bones is an alternative band consisting of two multi-intstrumentalists, Sam Stein and Brendan Olivieri, and a drummer, Caleb Matheson. All recording, mixing, and mastering is done by the trio, who can be reached at any hour of the night by knocking on the door at IC's studio.... See MoreSee Less
Parade of Flesh #NSFWknd with Basement, Vundabar, Ratboys
Basement www.facebook.com/Basementuk/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7FCxJ61DDY Since abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of 2012’s breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, the band has gained an intensely devoted following. The record has since gone on to sell over 25,000 copies worldwide in the absence of live dates or press coverage. In 2014, the band found time amongst other obligations to write and record the EP Further Sky. Immediately inspired by the creative chemistry they felt, Basement was ready to work on something more significant and more permanent.
Promise Everything is the band’s return full-length writing and recording since the break. Sonically, the record breaks progressive new ground for Basement despite the creative process sharing much in common with previous endeavors. Challenged by the spacing out of members not only across the country, but across the globe, Promise Everything was written by piecing together songs from different members, sent back and forth over a short period of time. Without the luxury of a shared space or even a convenient time zone, the songs were only ever played by the full band while in the studio. Perhaps this is why on listening, Promise Everything feels like a conversation between different people, revealing different moods and feelings throughout.
This conversation shifts and evolves, filtering subtle, tasteful alternative rock touchstones through the band’s unmatched melodic lens. More clearly aggressive songs like “Brother’s Keeper” and title track, “Promise Everything” situate Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing that aggression with an inherent sense of melody. Where on the band’s previous album Colourmeinkindness, songs like “Spoiled” focused more on aggression and lyrical content, Promise Everything takes a more melodic approach. On Promise Everything‘s standout track “Aquasun,” lyrical flow and melody overtake the listener while overt meaning gives way to musicality and its nuance. Tracks like “Submission” or the chorus in “Lose Your Grip” follow suit, challenging the listener to explore the songs aurally as a whole, rather than piece by piece. As a result, Promise Everything feels more complete than previous efforts and the songs feel like they are truly part of the same group. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement’s musical conversation has always lingered – and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only the beginning.... See MoreSee Less