EDMONTON’S DIAMOND MIND ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP, HEAVY METAL SUNSHINE, OUT OCTOBER 7 VIA WYATT RECORDS
PHOTO CREDIT : LEVI MANCHAK
Edmonton’s Diamond Mind draws from many diverse wells – pop, noise, soul, all with an eye to the baroque, and continues to expand into new territory with the release of their debut LP, Heavy Metal Sunshine, due out October 7 via Wyatt Records. The three piece traces the line back-and-forth between the accessible and the challenging, carving out an audience among both critics and fans. Album single, “Horseless Coach” is "triumphant" and "an eerie journey through the desert," claims The Fader.
“Horseless Coach” was “largely inspired by the life of Frankie Dwyer Rowe and her experiences as a child in Roswell, New Mexico during the summer of 1947,” says Liam Trimble. “She and her father, the city’s fire marshall, unwittingly became key figures in a deep and enduring mystery when a fire in the sky, four mysterious corpses and a fistful of memory metal attract the unfriendly attention of an austere and uncompromising authority. The song is an imaginative retelling of a chase from city to city and across vast deserts -- of a wild and unearthly drama."
Heavy Metal Sunshine was captured at Edmontone Studios by Jesse Brandon Northey, mixed by Renny Wilson at Value Sound, and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering. Throughout their past three EPs Diamond Mind have won audiences with the unique character of their songs, recorded in environments ranging from attic bedrooms to storied, established studios. The songs on Heavy Metal Sunshine echo this varied topography, ranging in content from intimate, confidential entries, elaborate pseudo-histories and haunting character sketches.