Diamond Heights release new EP, play Great American tonight

Diamond Heights (photo: Quincy Cardinale) Diamond Heights have a new three-song EP to be officially released tonight at their Great American Music Hall show. Entitled False Victories, the short collection features tremendous lead and backing vocals, some phenomenally tasty bass lines (especially on the soaring conclusion of "Swingset") and rhythmic arrangements that echo '70s disco and funk as well as '80s pop. However, despite the anthemic melodies and dance-inducing drumbeats, the tracks are thematically linked by a sense of loss and longing. "Five" is the preeminent heartbreaker of Faulknerian proportions: here the band details the decline of a family, the [...]

Get to Know: Diamond Heights

(photo: Quincy Cardinale) Five-piece indie pop/rock band Diamond Heights is set to release their debut EP, City Charms, April 4 at Neck of the Woods. Combining lush, atmospheric arrangements, danceable grooves and powerful lead vocals courtesy of singer Martine Donovan, the group is difficult to pin down genre-wise but easy to like with their soaring choruses and all-around solid musicianship. Evergreen by Diamond Heights Single "Evergreen" is a perfect example of their nebulous mix of influences inherent in the music: with its bright guitars, driving rhythm and epic breakdown, you can identify sonic styles ranging from '80s alternative to '90s [...]

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