I know it's been quite awhile since we had some news for you, so I'm happy to say it's finally time to announce a pretty big piece of news:
WE HAVE FINISHED OUR SECOND ALBUM.
That's right - it's in the can*! So, within the next couple of weeks, we'll follow up with a little bit more information on the whole process, but rest assured, although the wait is not over, the big push is over and all that remains is the process of getting our tunes into your hands, ears, and the music centers of your brains! (And wherever else you choose to experience them! We don't presume to tell you what to do with our stuff, except no white supremacist action, ok?)
We've also got a few local rock'n'roll parties coming up. In Minneapolis, our only *official* show is our regular appearance at Indeed Brewery's Hullabaloo party on October 14th... however, stay tuned, because very soon we will be announcing a TRUE BANGER of a show for November here in the Twin Cities! Trust me, you'll want to be at this one.
Now, as it's September, it's also worth noting that Gainesville Fest is coming up, as it always does. Well, sad to say, this year the Blue Diamond Band will not be appearing at that sainted party - we chose to take a break this year. However, do be sure to catch Sam Beer's other band Dingus... and all the usual and unusual suspects! And while you're there, take a moment to raise a lukewarm plastic cup of PBR towards the direction of Minneapolis... and we'll raise one of those ridiculous Mpls-size shots in the direction of Gainesville back atcha!
Last thing: you may be aware that Mike Cranberry and Bill Rohla play in the excellent punk rock band The Chinchees, based out of Minneapolis (naturally). Recently, they finished a music video for their song "Your Life Is A Waiting Room". Watch it - it's amazing! Space-age post-apocalyptic hi-jinks (and a dog!)... CLICK TO WATCH!
Allright, have fun out there - be excellent to each other!
Cheers - Nato
*as in, 'completed', not as in 'the toilet'