Diet Cig Premiere New Video With Noisey / ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ Out Now via Frenchkiss Records




On Tour Now In North American, With New US Tour Dates Announced Below. EU/UK Tour September/October 2017

New Album ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ Out Now via French Kiss Records

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(image: Daniel Dorsa)

NY’s Diet Cig have today shared the video for “Barf Day,” a single off their debut album Swear I’m Good At This. “Barf Day” premiered via Noisey alongside a feature on the band. Of the video, they say, “Watch as The World’s Most Energetic Band™ turns a bummer birthday into a full-on ice cream bash in their video for “Barf Day” with just a few frozen treats and some minor auto theft. The song is off the band’s debut LP, Swear I’m Good at This, one of the most refreshingly fun albums of the year.”

You can read the full Q&A here and watch the video here:

Since the release of Swear I’m Good At This Diet Cig – a duo of Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) – have been playing to packed rooms across the US and Canada almost nightly. Today they add a round of September dates to their itinerary that includes a show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on September 8. They were last in the city on release day when they played two sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right.  Of the live show Paste has noted, “between Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman, Diet Cig’s music is playful, upbeat and addictive.” and AV Club said, “Diet Cig is still one of the most joyously energetic bands you can see, making an early morning schlep across town well worth it.”

Watch ‘Barf Day’:

Swear I’m Good At This was released this Spring via Frenchkiss Records to worldwide critical acclaim. It is the follow-up to the infectious, 2015 Over Easy EP that introduced the world to the band’s consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back. Swear I’m Good At This accumulates Diet Cig’s tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.  The LP was produced, engineered and mixed by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with additional recording at Atomic Sound in New York City.

Praise for Diet Cig:

“Swear I’m Good At This all adds up to a snapshot of a young songwriter navigating through the yearning and boredom, ambition and insecurity that accumulates along the rocky path from adolescence to adulthood. The power of Diet Cig comes from the way Luciano and Bowman bolster these themes with affirming positivity in the form of delightful, explosive anthems.”  NPR

“Fantastic Fuzz-Pop Debut” – Rolling Stone – 4 stars!

“The best pop-punk uses sweetness as a decoy for angst, and Alex Luciano, the frontwoman of Diet Cig, has a piercingly saccharine voice that veers toward extreme sadness as she deploys it.”  – NY Times

“The delightfully titled ‘Barf Day’ (embodies) what makes the pair’s upcoming debut Swear I’m Good At This so enthralling: the featherweight garage grit, Luciano’s subversive sincerity, and bandmate Noah Bowman’s fist-pumping percussion…Against all odds, Diet Cig are coming of age on their own terms.”  Stereogum

Vocalist Alex Luciano brings a lighthearted innocence to (‘Tummy Ache’) singing criticisms of the patriarchy in the most charming way.”  Nylon

“Diet Cig’s debut album driven by Alex Luciano, is one of the most effeminate, flippant, giggly and cute albums of the year – and that’s part of what makes it so f*cking good.”  Uproxx

“loud, blunt, and totally fun.” – Under The Radar

“(Diet Cig) make pop-punk that’s simultaneously adorable and fierce…You can expect sing-along jawns that sound just as good at a sweaty Diet Cig show as they do when you’re alone in your bedroom”  – NY Daily News, “9 Albums Dropping in April You’d Be Foolish Not to Check Out”

“Swear I’m Good At This, is charismatic, balancing rage and rebellion with poppy lightness…Luciano breathes life and space into these traditionally closed-off feelings, and her twee pop voice will have listeners tapping their feet and leaning in for more.” – Bust

“Diet Cig’s music is playful, upbeat and addictive.” – Paste

“infectious indie-rock perfection” – NY Newsday

Swear I’m Good At This is now available to purchase HERE

Diet Cig On Tour

June 06 – Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp #
June 07 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
June 08 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall #
June 09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Musical Family Tree #
June 10 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #
Sep 07 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *
Sep 08 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sep 09 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre *
Sep 10 – Portland, ME @ SPACE
Sep 11 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
Sep 12 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Sep 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr Smalls *
Sep 14 – Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery – Kenyon College
Sep 16 – Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge *
Sep 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery  *
Sep 23 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Sep 25 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Sep 26 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix VZW
Sep 28 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie Rock Clubl
Sep 30 – Osimo, IT @ Loop
Oct 02 – Vienna, AT @ B72
Oct 04 – Munich, DE @ Orange House
Oct 05 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Oct 06 – Denmark, CP @ Stengade
Oct 07 – Hamburg-St. Pauli, DE @ Molotow
Oct 09 – Köln, DE @ Blue Shell
Oct 10 – Münster, DE @ Gleis 22
Oct 12 – Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre
Oct 13 – Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham
Oct 14 – Lancashire, UK @ Lancaster Library
Oct 16 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Oct 17 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
Oct 18 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Oct 19 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Oct 21 – Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
Oct 23 – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
Oct 25 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Oct 26 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

# = with SPORTS
* = with Ratboys


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