From: Brooklyn , New York, United States
New York trio The Diggs have been around since 2003 and the label that has been applied to their emotional punk is, perhaps unsurprisingly, emo, a label that the band themselves are , again unsurprisingly, keen to shed.
In many ways The Diggs remind me of Brand New, another band who have struggled to shuffle off the emo label they were given in their early days. The Diggs intoxicating synthesis of punk, space rock, shoegaze, and 90's college radio alternative rock is undeniably emotional but it's far too simplistic to tag it as emo.
The bands second album 'ctr-alt-del' should help them shed the emo tag. The album is packed to the rafers with feedback soaked anthems that pack a punch like a bare knuckle boxer in a rage. Think the melodic wall of noise of Ride at their peak, think the emotional force of Sunny Day Real Estate, think Sonic Youth and you're getting close to the power and beauty of the Diggs' new album.
The band have been busy promoting the album with local gigs with friends like Cassettes Won't Listen, Blip Blip Beep and The Picture and they have broken into WOXY Radio’s Top 20 CMJ charts so don't be surprised when they're wallpapered all over MTV .
The Diggs anthemically emotional and emotionally anthemic.
MP3 - The Diggs - Ctrl-Alt-Del
MP3 - The Diggs - Careen
MP3 - The Diggs - Recovery Forever
MP3 - The Diggs - Trouble Everyday
The Diggs - Myspace //Website