Diamond Rugs is a collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). The Diamond Rugs long player is going to be released April 24th, 2012. It was recorded in Nashville and produced by Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Middle Brother, Deer Tick).
"With song titles like "Gimme a Beer" and "Hungover and Horny," Diamond Rugs' members dare you to take them seriously. But this album is stuffed with tuneful paradoxes: fast, loud, punk-influenced instrumentation asserting a bravado that cannot disguise a broken heart, regret and pain.
The band had an epic run at SXSW 2012 followed by a June 25 appearance CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman," including a Central Park show with Alabama Shakes.
With a big rhythm section and melodies that expand to take in influences including 1950s country music and 1960s British-Invasion rock, Diamond Rugs is a band that's determined to avoid easy category, a consistent point of view or even a signature sound. I might call it, at its best, timeless; the band, in its unpretentious way, might just call it lucky this stuff was being recorded when various spirits moved them." -NPR
Justin Collins- band/production
Adam Landry - band/production
02. Gimmee A Beer
03. Big God
04. Call Girl Blues
05. Out On My Own
06. Country Mile
07. Totally Lonely
08. I Took Note
09. Blue Mountains
11. Tell Me Why
12. 100 Sheets
13. Hungover and Horny
14. Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant
Standard Black Vinyl includes Digital Download Card (High Quality 320 kbps MP3).