Hi there, readers, Nato here with a quick update of the blog for ya. There isn't too much news in Blue Diamond Bandland, but here's a summary of What's Going On:
1. Mother, mother, there's too many of you crying.
2. Brother, brother, there's too many of you dying.
OOPS. Wrong "What's Going On". Let's try that again...
1. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Triple Rock the other night - of course, many of you were probably going to be there anyway, since the mickeyflippin' DILLINGER FOUR were playing their amazing first album in its entirety (Midwestern Songs Of The Americas). And the excellent Big Eyes played, and of course the ridiculous six-guitar Slow Death set (they actually sounded really tight somehow...). But during our brief incandescent moment under the lights, we had an absolute blast, and I hope you all did too.
2. We've booked the studio time, lined up the special guests, and are all set to record our first album. This is exciting! And it's scheduled to come out in time for Gainesville Fest, so we'll see you there if not beforehand.
3. Speaking of Fests, we are definitely playing Awesome Fest 6 in San Diego this year. This time it's going to be the actual Blue Diamond Band lineup - Kyle, Sam, and Mike. Our beloved west coast bass-replacement Matt Braun will not be filling in for Kyle this time around...
4. Also, the Used Kids will be playing a reunion show at Awesome Fest 6. (sound of crickets chirping). You're welcome? Anyway, if you liked that band but never got a chance to see us when we existed, well now you have another shot.
That's about it. If you live in the Twin Cities, keep an eye out for us playing shows. We've got some really good ones coming up - in particular, don't miss us playing with Royal Headache on June 9th! They're an amazing Australian band, and they promise not to savagely attack you and take your gasoline.