dietcigSelf-described “slop pop” band Diet Cig established a reputation for themselves earlier this year with their infectious EP Over Easy. The songs featured were raw, witty, and beautiful in their simplicity.

Now the duo, comprised of Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman, are getting ready to follow up Over Easy with a new, limited edition 7” on September 18th. Sleep Talk/Dinner Date, a white frosted double-A side vinyl, will come in limited quantities.

While the novelty of a limited edition frosted vinyl is undeniable, the songs themselves are really what make Sleep Talk/Dinner Date a standout release. Diet Cig has maintained their compelling pop youthfulness, with lines about triple dog dares and melodies that taunt you in that childhood “na na na” kind of way. But there’s a vulnerability here that was only touched upon in Over Easy. This combination allows the band to show their depth while keeping lines like “everyone’s family when you’re in a hospital” from throwing listeners completely off course.

Sleep Talk/Dinner Date will be released through Father/Daughter and Art Is Hard. Be sure to also check them out while they’re on tour this month.

Diet Cig kick off a substantial US tour in Seattle on September 1st.
09/01/15 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
09/02/15 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
09/03/15 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
09/05/15 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
09/06/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater (Bar Stage)
09/08/15 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
09/09/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
09/11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
09/12/15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
09/14/15 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar
09/15/15 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
09/16/15 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Inside)
09/17/15 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
09/18/15 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Underground (w/ Diarrhea Planet)
09/19/15 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
09/20/15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
09/21/15 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
09/22/15 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09/23/15 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
09/24/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewery (w/ Vamos & Ponyshow)
09/25/15 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s (w/ Sheer Mag)
09/26/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
09/27/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
09/29/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortliebs
09/30/15 – Allston, MA – Great Scott (w/ Ought, LVL UP)
10/01/15 – Providence, RI – Aurora
10/13/15 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston (w/ Ezra Furman)

https://dietcig.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/dietcigmusic
http://www.fatherdaughterrecords.com
http://www.artishardrecords.co.uk

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