[bandcamp width=700 height=820 album=1428743704 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false]
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/295qTjZ
The long awaited debut full length has finally arrived. And the wait was well worth it. Diät have worked, worked and reworked these 8 songs until they were perfect. Who is this band you ask? Let us introduce you:
“Brought together by a shared enthusiasm for bleak UK punk and a history of playing in hardcore bands, Berlin based DIÄT have created a sound that they have described, perhaps not entirely seriously, as ‘tough new wave’. Fans of Crisis, Killing Joke and The Mob (UK) should be pleased by the band’s unlikely synthesis of depressive drift and cranked, accelerated energy.
‘Positive Energy’ was recorded last Winter while huddled in a practice space overlooking the industrial landscape of frozen East Berlin, the album finds Diät reining in the threads of malignant enthusiasm still peppered throughout their earlier recordings (both 7″s previously released on this fine imprint) to focus on the cynicism and dejectedness that binds them as a band.”
The debut hardcore punk 7″ by these new young Seattle miscreants is four tracks of nasty chorused quick mid tempo meat. Unorthodox and standout tunage in the vein of recent groups like GAG or BACK TO BACK but with a wholly original take on the sounds. They’ve spent the last year or so getting strong and honing their craft. We expect great things to come.
Geoff Smith and Joey Cantrell started the band back in March 2011, and recorded a six-song demo. Geoff would play guitar and bass, but of course, couldn’t do both at shows. Trey Stallings played bass at shows, until Joey left for Hawaii for a good while, and took on drums. During that period, many bassists have been throughout the band, and Sean Flint was the first bassist to actually write something. This band has successfully been a band for a year and only has one original member.
In the fall of 2014, 30 of my Facebook friends suddenly changed their names to Mike Kaminsky and their profile pictures to a bunch of clones that kind of look like Robert Pattinson. It was close to impossible to tell any of them apart. They worked at a unified pack, constantly spamming one another’s Facebook pages, begging others to “please, do join us,” and generally trolling Zuckerberg, unbeknownst to the man himself. People did join them. The Kaminsky horde grew and grew until they were in the hundreds. There were Kaminskys in Brazil and even Dubai, but the origins of Kaminsky traced back to two bands in Philly who share some members—Noisey darlings Sheer Mag and the Guests.
We probably wouldn’t have known about the Guests or their Kaminsky anthem “Third Coming” if it wasn’t for the Facebook Kaminsky invasion, so thanks, Mike. The Guests pull influence from 80s darkwave and gothic pop, and they’re all a bunch of commies. Although “Third Coming” cribs its chorus from the Kaminsky “join us” mantra, the band told Impose last year that the song’s about a revolution and that their “vision is workers’ liberation.” Well, the Guests have decided to give us an exclusive stream today of their whole new album according to their ability, for us to post, according to our need.
The EP was produced by the venerable Ronnie Stone, who we recently interviewed. The Kaminsky thing is pretty much dead these days, but the Guests live on. Please, do join them.