Posts tagged Diamond Messages
At first glance, you might think the title is a typo referencing the most popular driver in Nascar for 2010.
I had the same thoughts at first, but upon listening I was pleasantly surprised. This was no joke, and the band coming through the speakers was a duo from Detroit who are bringing something new to the stage. Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein play a unique blend of vocal harmonies over a base of electronic and traditional instruments. Their sound is a cross between Sam Roberts Band and Diamond Messages, giving them the popping beats to get the crowd moving and some amazing acoustic ability.
Since releasing their album It’s a Corporate World in June, they have been making a meteoric rise through the ranks of music. On Sunday there was an interview released by Rolling Stone after catching up with the duo at Lollapalooza. After being stuck on these guys for the last couple months now, I am certain that they are going to catch your ear and this won’t be the last you have heard from Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – Morning Thought
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – Nothing But Our Love
I stumbled across this duo recently and haven’t been able to get enough of their music.
Diamond Messages is made up of Jason Craig and Anna Preston and are based out of a small university town in the Midwest. Sadly, due to geographical distance between the members, the band broke up. Fortunately for all of us, in late 2010 Jason has come through with some solo material.
The Smoke & Mirrors EP was released 11/29/10 on and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The EP has a distinct “RJD2″ feel to it, which I love and may be part of why I am enjoying it so very much.
First up is “Australia”, which has been on repeat on my iPod for a number of weeks. It is a very 8-bit sounding track, like it is a bunch of samples from some Nintendo game from my childhood.
Diamond Messages – Australia
Next we have “Liquid Summer”which is a great track from the EP and is accompanied by pieces of a 70′s movie called “A Swedish Love Story”