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Diamond Rings Announce New Album + Fall Tour with Stars

  Jul 18, 2012  
Diamond Rings Announce New Album + Fall Tour with Stars

Astralwerks is proud to announce the highly-anticipated release of Diamond Rings’ brand new album, Free Dimensional, on October 23rd, 2012, co-produced by the Grammy-nominated Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Killers, Prodigy, UNKLE, Robyn, Austra).  Diamond Rings will be touring this fall with fellow Canadians Stars in addition to select headline dates.

The first single from the album, “I’m Just Me” as well as the video are out now. The track was remixed by French electro-pop sensation YELLE and is available as a free download here.

Free Dimensional retains the melodicism, clever juxtapositions, and lyrical honesty that garnered kudos for Special Affections. What’s different this time around is how the songs were conceived and produced. “I wanted the first album to have that homespun quality,” John O explains. Back then, he was wary of too many high-tech bells and whistles. “A big part of being afraid of something is not understanding it,” he admits. “Once I became more comfortable with the medium of electronic music, it was only natural to want to improve.”

The unique melodies and heartfelt lyrics of 2010’s debut Special Affections, garnered widespread critical praise from not only Pitchfork but also The New York Times and NME. This praise was topped off with head-turning performances at SXSW and CMJ as well as international tours with pop princess Robyn, dazzling new-waver, Twin Shadow and fellow Canadians, Junior Boys.

Acclaim for Diamond Rings’ first album Special Affections:
8.2 out of 10 –Pitchfork
8 out of 10 –SPIN
“One of Best New Bands Of 2010” –NME

Acclaim for “I’m Just Me”:
“…it’s a must-download for us.” – MTV.com
“Smokey and glam” – Stereogum.com
“If you’re looking for the future of glam pop, look no further than Diamond Rings.” -ChartAttack.com

DIAMOND RINGS AUGUST LIVE DATES

8/13                      Los Angeles, CA                School Night @ Bardot
8/15                      San Francisco, CA            Hotel Utah
8/17                      Seattle, WA                        Barboza
FALL TOUR DATES W/ STARS
9/20               Portland, ME              Port City Music Hall
9/21               Boston            , MA                 Paradise Rock Club
9/22               New York, NY                        Webster Hall
9/23               Washington, DC         9:30 Club
9/25               Charlottesville, VA     Jefferson Theater
9/26               Carrboro, NC             Cat’s Cradle
9/27               Charlotte, NC             Visulite Theatre
9/28               Atlanta, GA                 Variety Playhouse
9/29               Nashville, TN             Mercy Lounge
10/2               Louisville, KY             Headliners Music Hall
10/3               Cincinnati, OH            20th Century Theater
10/4               Indianapolis, IN         Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/5               St. Louis, MO              Plush
10/6               Columbia, MO                        The Blue Note
10/9               Lawrence, KS             The Bottleneck
10/10            Tulsa, OK                    Cain’s Ballroom
10/11             Little Rock, AR           Revolution Music Room
10/12             Houston, TX               Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs
10/13             Dallas, TX                   Granada Theater
10/17             San Diego, CA                        House Of Blues
10/18             Los Angeles, CA         Mayan Theatre
10/19             Santa Cruz, CA           Rio Theatre
10/20             San Francisco, CA      The Fillmore

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