RIYL: Chastity Belt, Girlpool, Hop Along
Diet Cig dropped their EP Over Easy on cassette back in 2015, getting some indie buzz from the single āHarvardā. Now their first official full-length album Iām Good At This is available to pre-order as a beautiful, glittery, sparkly cassette. Check out the first single from the new album below.
Diet Cig are here to have fun. Theyāre 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 āOver Easyā EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.
āSwear Iām Good At Thisā 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 thereās also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. āIām not being dramatic, Iāve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should beā spits Luciano on āLink in Bioā; āI am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then youāll be sorryā she yells on āMaid Of The Mistā. Itās the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.
Wrapping up āSwear Iām Good At Thisā on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording āOver Easyā on Halloween 2014, Diet Cigās first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who arenāt 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.
releases April 7, 2017
Swear Iām Good At This was produced, engineered and mixed by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with additional recording at Atomic Sound in New York City, and additional engineering by Travis DeJong and Dakota Bowman. It was mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side.
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