EDMONTON’S DIAMOND MIND DEBUT LP, HEAVY METAL SUNSHINE, OUT OCTOBER 7 VIA WYATT RECORDS
PHOTO CREDIT : LEVI MANCHAK
Diamond Mind are getting to set to release their debut LP, Heavy Metal Sunshine, in a few short weeks, and now the Edmonton three-piece are preparing support the album with a string of tour dates across Canada beginning October 20. Today, they are sharing the video for “Horseless Coach”, an album single which The Fader called “triumphant" and "an eerie journey through the desert."
Shot guerilla style in the failing light of Edmonton’s autumn, the video attempts to reflect the song in its tones both cartoonist and bleak. "Casting the band members as three figures in an interplanetary shakedown, this video tells the story, in brief, of an extra terrestrial’s first lonely visit to Earth,” says Diamond Mind. “We follow along as the beauty and absurdity of human culture passes through his naive lens while in the background insidious forces - an unwelcoming committee - conspire to cut the visit short.”
“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."
Due out October 7 via Wyatt Records, Heavy Metal Sunshine draws from many diverse wells – pop, noise, soul, all with an eye to the baroque, and continues to expand into new territory. The album 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.
DIAMOND MIND TOUR DATES
Oct 20 - Calgary, AB - Broken City - Alberta Release Show
Oct 25 - Windsor, ON - The Phog Lounge
Oct 26 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock
Oct 28 - Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien
Oct 29 - Ottawa, ON - Avant-Garde Bar
Oct 31 - Sudbury, ON - Speakeasy
Nov 3 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Foundry
Nov 4 - Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter
Nov 5 - Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis
Nov 6 - Lethbridge, AB - Attainable
Nov 8 - Kelowna, BC - Fernandos Pub
Nov 9 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria
Nov 19 - Edmonton, AB - Venue TBA - Release Show
**More dates to be announced**