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Diamond Rugs

Muddying the waters between indie rock, country, and  down-south blues, Diamond Rugs was formed in Nashville, a coagulation of musical talent assembled by John McCauley of Deer Tick fame.  McCauley originally approached artists Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate), and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite) to collaborate on an album he was making, but his bandmates began adding songs of their own and Diamond Rugs became much more than just McCauley's pet project. 

The band is experimental by nature, and this allows them to take bold measures during the course of their songcrafting.

Diamond Rugs' self-titled their new album, a reflection of their carefree and spontaneous dogma. Diamond Rugs is an exercise in carefully constructed chaos - one moment a smooth rock ballad and, one seamless transition later, a gut-wrenching country dirge.  The album was gleefully received by the artists' fanbases, who hailed Diamond Rugs as something of a dream team in the world of indie-circuit country/rock.  There has been no word - yet - on whether the band will stick together or whether it will remain as intended: a brief music-junkie joyride.


Recent Release: Diamond Rugs   
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Label: Partisan Records
Band Origin: Nashville

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