Banda Macho!

Banda Macho!
L to R: Luke, Bill, Nato, Sam, Mike

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Music! ...and Important Band News


Good afternoon, everybody. It's official: Motorcycle Potluck Records has released our split cassette with State Drugs, also available as a $4 digital download! Check it out and get it! We're offering a couple of our tunes to tide you over until the album later this year. Anyway, it's out now, woohoo!


And now, time for some big news in the Blue Diamond Band department. After more than three years holding down the low end, Bill Rohla will be leaving the Blue Diamond Band at the end of the month to focus on his post-graduate education, a journey which is also taking him out of the Twin Cities and therefore making impossible any attempt to continue as the regular bass player in the band.

With Bill, we crossed the continent, from Moncton, New Brunswick to Vancouver, British Columbia. From Vero Beach, Florida to San Diego, California. And most importantly, we made our second studio album - Flyover, out on Don Giovanni this spring. With Bill, we accomplished so much, and we are grateful for his service and wish him the best as he works on becoming the next Clarence Darrow! (Or at least the next Spotswood William Robinson III).

Thanks for all the good times, Bill!

Our last show with Bill as a regular member of the band will be Thursday January 24th at Palmer's Bar, in Minneapolis, MN. Come on out and wish him a fond farewell!

In the near future, we will begin a search for a full-time Blue Diamond Band bassist. Specifically, as we plan to do some touring this late spring and summer once the album is out, we'll be seeking a rock'n'roll individual who emits only good vibes and can be a solid road dawg... and we'll take it from there. I suppose you could email if you feel like throwing your hat in the ring! Couldn't hurt, right?

Anyway, thank you once again to Bill for all the good years, miles, melody, rhythm, complete absence of bass soloing, and the good times in the band. Cheers!

And to all you BDB fans... be excellent to each other in this new year. See ya soon,

-Nato & the BDB

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dangerous and Midnight In Memphis!

And so, without further ado... get ready for...




Well, it is almost time to release them into the wild - our double shotgun blast of rock'n'roll, straight to you via the internet, and soon available on cassette from Motorcycle Potluck Records! The release date is January 5th. Could a 7" 45rpm with a big hole be in the future for these two massive alternate-reality smash hits? MAYBE.

If you click here, you get a sample of what's going on - a little clip of "Dangerous"!

The cassette format, as well as the online Motorcycle Potluck Records page, will be accompanied by a couple more songs from The State Budget (Denver, CO), so check those out too when the time comes!

And in the meantime, please continue to wait with bated breath for our new full-length Flyover, out this spring...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Late 2018 Update - Finally!

Hello! We the band have been laying a little low in the second half of 2018 as we gear up for an absolutely unstoppable 2019, what with our new album Flyover coming out and all that. It's good to recharge the batteries sometimes, ya know? Anyway, that's why there haven't been more posts here over this past year.

That said: we are officially announcing the release of TWO NEW SONGS on Motorcycle Potluck Records out of Denver! Their names: "Dangerous" and "Midnight In Memphis". They're available online, as well as on a split cassette with State Drugs (also out of Denver)to be released January 5th 2019. The songs were recorded during our sessions in mid-2017, from which the songs that constitute our forthcoming full-length will also be derived.

And check out this little Q & A I (Nato) did with Ryan from Motorcycle Potluck! Click here to read it!

There are also some major developments just around the corner - stay tuned... and look out for more shows in the New Year!

Let me say that date again: January 5th, 2019! New material from Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band! Will it have been worth the wait? Well, you're about to find out...