Diet Cig brilliantly bottles Luciano's energy on the duo's debut album, Swear I'm Good At This. Every track here is a frenetic showcase for Luciano's thrashing guitars and cooing harmonies and Bowman's pounding drums. The record benefits from a tour-honed chemistry that yields sharper hooks and fuller production than any of Diet Cig's previous singles: Listen for the little synth phrase floating up from the distorted fray of "Maid Of The Mist", or the softly strummed guitar that opens "Bath Bomb
Diet Cig announced they will release their debut album, Swear I’m Good At This, April 7, 2017 via Frenchkiss Records. Spanning 12 tracks, the LP follows their 2015 EP and was recorded at Salvation Recording Co. in their hometown of New Paltz as well Atomic Sound in New York City. According to a press release, the debut LP sees Diet Cig railing against people who’ve dismissed their opinions and judged them unfairly simply because they didn’t quite live up to a societal norm or expectation. Capturing this sentiment is the album’s lead single, a catchy number called Tummy Ache.
Diet Cig. Produced by Christopher Daly. Album Swear I'm Good At This. When I was sixteen I dated a boy With my own name It was weird In the back of his truck Moaning my name While trying to fuck And I didn't think you had to Go to town And tell everybody's mom That I'm Sleeping around. Ready? Now I realize That all my friends are Mostly friends With you And I don't know Who would show up to my Barbecue. And I Think you're the kind of guy Who would meet me at a party And forget my name And try to take me home All the same
Diet Cig’s Swear I’m Good at This is, at its core, a fun and youthful album, and its songs are mostly about being a young person. So if you are young, and like to have fun (or at least, listen to music that doesn’t take itself seriously), then this is the kind of record that you may be attracted to. I, actually, don’t like to have fun, and I like my music to take itself pretty seriously, but there were moments where the cutesy charm of Diet Cig worked some kind of twee magic on me and made me crack a very small smile-Luciano’s deadpanning I use my phone until it dies
Father/Daughter Records, Frenchkiss Records. 음 참조: Swear I'm Good At This, LP, Album, Blu, FKR088-1. back in the nineties we had Velocity Girl, The Blake Babies, Liz Phair et al swooning listeners with their 'come on you wanna fuck me' vocals in front of chiming indie bedroom guitars driving all the lonelyhearts crazy - locked in their bedrooms waxing enthusiastic. can't help but compare Diet Cig to these aforementioned female vocalists, with more or less substance standing in.
Diet Cig brilliantly bottles Luciano's energy on the duo's debut album, ''Swear I'm Good At This. And with every taut banger comes the kind of candy-coated melodies that dare you to resist shouting along in unison.
And that’s where Diet Cig and their thrashy, sparky debut Swear I’m Good at This comes in, graffitied diary and hip flask of vodka in hand. It’s a distillation of Alex Luciano’s Tasmanian Devil-esque chaotic exuberance that make their live shows such a thrill. And, with Noah Bowman and their electric chemistry, Swear I’m Good at This is a thrill ride that ends way too soon. From the moment Luciano says Ready? at the start of fantastic album opener Sixteen, and the incredible hurricane that is Luciano and Bowman together kicks off, it’s hard not to be taken by this record. The most simple of moments can even bring on a Proustian rush, like the fuzzy riff towards the end of Barf Day taking me back to my teenage years and seeing sweaty bands in sweaty bars that I definitely shouldn’t have been in. It’s the most fleeting of things can remind you of the magic of music.
Since the release of the Over Easy EP back in 2014, Diet Cig's enduring blend of youthful fun and young defiance has given them an irresistible magnetism. Their debut record doubles down - or triples, if we're talking about actual time - on those sentiments and exposes a deeper level of honesty, although that same honesty might make it hard for anyone over a certain age to relate
Still, as excellent as Diet Cig’s songs on Swear I’m Good At This are, I feel disconnected from the material. I’m 40 and this album is further evidence I’m starting to hear music and use it as window into younger people’s concerns, both their joys and troubles. And both are soulfully presented here. But that’s not the same as feeling as though something is meant for you. One is left playing a mind game, wondering if a younger you would like this music and it’s admittedly pleasant to flip that hypothetical around your head