Alternative rock quartet, Diamond Youth, have premiered a new song, “Cannonball” with Baeble Music. Stream the new song here: http://bit.ly/TFtBNj. “Cannonball” is the first track to be released off their highly anticipated EP, Orange, recorded by Brian Mcternan (Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, The Movielife), in his Baltimore-based studio, Salad Days. which will be available for purchase on January 22nd via Topshelf Records.
Orange is the follow up to the band’s well-received official debut, Don’t Lose Your Cool, recorded by Paul Leavitt (Circa Survive, All Time Low). In support of the upcoming release, Diamond Youth will share the stage with AWOLNATION, Braid, Into It. Over It., and Cut Teeth on a handful of upcoming shows. Full tour dates are listed below.
Diamond Youth brings quite the diverse resumé to the table. With a rigorous background in art, design and skateboarding, the boys of Diamond Youth are known for their ability to create and produce all of their own artwork, merchandise, web sites and videos. Claiming Baltimore as their home, members of Diamond Youth are spread across Chicago as well, creating an obstacle in terms of actually practicing as a band. However, using tools of the trade such as 3-way iChat, garage band, and voice note files, Diamond Youth has released 2 EP’s in their short tenure since the summer of 2010 and are set to release their third EP, Orange, on January 22nd, 2013.
Despite the varying musical tastes of each member in Diamond Youth, they all share a very common back catalogue of bands who have inspired and defined their developing years as budding artists. From Weezer to Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and all the way back to the Beach Boys, the influence these bands had on Diamond Youth is ever-apparent in the music they write.
On the new track, guitarist Sam Trapkin says, “‘Cannonball’ is our favorite song we’ve ever written. Actually, I don’t know if that’s true. But it’s definitely one of mine.”
Dec 13 – Baltimore @ Ramshead Live w/ AWOLNATION
Dec 14 – Milwaukee @ Turner Hall w/ Braid, Into It. Over It., Cut Teeth
Dec 15 – Detroit @ St. Andrews Hall w/ Braid, Into It. Over It., Cut Teeth
Dec 16 – Chicago @ The Metro w/ Braid, Into It. Over It., Cut Teeth
Diamond Youth will Release “Orange” on January 22nd. For more information, please visit: http://www.dmndyouth.com
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