[Photo cred: Andrew Piccone]
New York “slop pop” duo Diet Cig released a great EP earlier this year titled Over Easy, but they clearly haven't slowed down as they've announced at least one more release before the year is out. A Sleep Talk/Dinner Date 7-inch is scheduled for September 18 through Father/Daughter in the U.S. and Art is Hard in the U.K. and they're currently streaming the A-side today via SPIN.
“Sleep Talk” is very much in line with the band's earlier material but boasts a stronger, tightened production which accentuates their dreamy, pop-rock delivery nicely. Alex Luciano's vocals take center stage with a dominant attitude that gives the relatively brief single a very welcomed punk tone.
You can stream “Sleep Talk” below and pre-order the duo's new 7-inch on Bandcamp. Diet Cig will also be hitting the road for nearly the entire month of September; dates can be found below as well.
Diet Cig tour dates:
September 1 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
September 2 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
September 3 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
September 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
September 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
September 8 – San Diego, CA @ Hideout
September 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
September 12 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
September 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
September 15 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
September 16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside)
September 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
September 18 – Tallahassee, FL @ Florida State University (w/ Diarrhea Planet)
September 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory (Masquerade)
September 21 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
September 23 – Detroit, MI @ UFO
September 24 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery (w/ Vamos & Ponyshow)
September 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls (w/ Sheer Mag)
September 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Fest