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Diamond Doves are excited to announce the release of their debut songs "Club Night," "Hey Lady" and "Is There Any Hope?". The digital release is in conjunction with the start of their March residency at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn, and their upcoming tour dates, playing in support of good friends The Felice Brothers.
Diamond Doves was formed in 2010 by longtime friends and musical collaborators Nick Kinsey, Brigham Brough and Wyndham Garnett. They met as kids and began a friendship and musical partnership that eventually brought them around the world playing and recording with Elvis Perkins, known collectively as Elvis Perkins in Dearland. Apart from their experience with Elvis, the three have performed as "Dearland Horns," (Wyndham on trombone, Brigham on saxophone and Nick on clarinet) and have played with many of todays most celebrated bands including My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Dr. Dog, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Okkervil River, and others.
The sound of Diamond Doves is the meeting of their three distinct vocal, instrumental and compositional personalities. With a seemingly endless instrumental palette and a penchant for genre-hopping, Diamond Doves draw from a wide range of influences both foreign and domestic, new and old. Their sound at times recalls the mass and drive of Funkadelic, the studio experimentation of Os Mutantes and the democratic ethos of The Band, yet it clearly owes a lot to the pop-craft of contemporaries like Animal Collective, The Walkmen and Kanye West.
Apart from their experience with Elvis Perkins In Dearland, all three Diamond Doves have carved out individual creative paths; Brigham owns and runs Smith Hill Studios in Providence RI where he has recorded bands including Deer Tick and Tallahassee. After a lengthy tenure in the Hudson Valley, Wyndham and Nick recently returned home to NYC, and have been active in the music scene. Wyndham records and performs original music as Little Wolf, and as a drummer, Nick has recorded and performed with the likes of AA Bondy, Felice Brothers, Marco Benevento and others.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Says Rock Ridge Music President Jason Spiewak of the signing: “We’re proud to have added The Cringe to the roster at Rock Ridge! The Cringe put on an incredible live show, and any time you have an opportunity to sign a band that connects so well to their audience you have to go for it. The band are truly hitting their stride creatively and we could not have started our working relationship at a more opportune time.”
The Cringe is currently hard at work on their fourth album, a process which has proven to be the band’s most collaborative, full-band effort to date on the songwriting side of things. Recording is taking place for the first time at Cusimano’s home studio in upstate New York in the woods 200 miles north of Manhattan (previous releases were recorded at commercial studios in New York City). “In addition to allowing us to ice skate on a frozen pond between takes,” says Cusimano, “it’s given us plenty of time to wield an audio scalpel on these new tunes, flesh out and tweak arrangements, and engage in healthy, even heated debate over how to make the songs as rich, rocking and substantive as possible.” Joining the band again in the engineer seat is Steve Hardy (Vertical Horizon, The Upwelling), with the band self-producing the effort.
In the midst of the recording process, The Cringe plans to head down to Austin, TX, during South By Southwest and are confirmed to play several unofficial sets during the course of the music festival. In addition to performing at Rachael Ray’s annual Feedback Party at Stubbs on Saturday, March 19th, the band is also slated to appear at the 12th annual Heart of Texas Rockfest outdoor stage (at 5th and Colorado) and the Music Gorilla Fest. The band plans also to hit the road very soon with dates across the U.S. to field-test the new songs further in front of audiences.
The Cringe has been bringing their music to fans across the country since 2004, and their forthcoming album is the follow-up to last year’s “Play Thing.” The New York City band (lead singer John Cusimano, lead guitarist James Rotondi [ex-Air, Mr. Bungle], bassist Jonny Matias [ex-Crash Moderns] and drummer Shawn Pelton [“Saturday Night Live” Band, Bruce Springsteen]) have been lauded both for their incendiary performances and top-flight musicianship: “Cusimano’s infectious and insightful songwriting is the foundation for the band’s dynamic mix of artful, harmonic power pop and raw, aggressive punk garage-band energy,” said All Music Guide of their music. Electronic Musiciancalls their sound “smart, poppy rock,” while The Pulse Magazine says the band “blaze[s] forth with a sense of rock that hearkens back to the days when combining genres was fresh and exciting.”