Love is so messy, it really is. Even when it's great, it's still damn messy. Just as easily as it can make us feel safe and warm, it can take a devastating turn and leave us cold and alone without a friend in the world. We're left confused and hurt, and some of us never recover from that. However, some of the best art is borne of that pain, and Diet Cig's Alex Luciano has a penchant for the subject.
Earlier efforts such as 'Harvard' and 'Scene Sick' show off an acute understanding of the little things that fill our heads when all is not so right. Now the band is back with more of the same, and we here at Aimless Skylarking couldn't think of a more appropriate song for us to get back in the game. Because you have to play, before you can lose. And there's no shame at all in losing, we are all a testament of that sentiment.
This time out, the band has teamed up with two Aimless Skylarking faves, Art is Hard Records from the UK and Father/Daughter Records in the US, for their first vinyl release. 'Sleep Talk / Dinner Date' 7" will be available September 18, 2015, stream 'Sleep Talk' below.
Diet Cig are Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums) from New Paltz, New York.
For more information on Diet Cig:
9/01/15 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
9/02/15 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
9/03/15 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
9/05/15 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
9/06/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg
9/08/15 - San Diego, CA - Hideout
9/09/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
9/12/15 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
9/14/15 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
9/15/15 - Dallas, TX - Double Wide
9/16/15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk (inside)
9/17/15 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
9/18/15 - Tallahassee, FL - Florida State University (w/ Diarrhea Planet)
9/20/15 - Atlanta, GA - Purgatory (Masquerade)
9/21/15 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
9/23/15 - Detroit, MI - UFO
9/24/15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewery (w/ Vamos & Ponyshow)
9/25/15 - Cleveland, OH - Mahalls (w/ Sheer Mag)
9/26/15 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Fest
9/27/15 - Pittsburg, PA - Spirit