I had been a fan of Elefant, Diego’s previous band and their Mc5 meets Bowie and Suede leanings (where 90% of my musical tastes reside.) I wasn’t aware though that he’d struck out on his own and in a wholly different direction.
Diego referenced Julio Iglesias to me as a marker for his new musical trajectories which at once seemed very appropriate upon hearing the tracks, and at the same time a little limiting. Perhaps in tandem with the fresh material, it’s the production behind his new recordings which wraps Diego in the warm blanket of an entire era—the romantic, pop sensibilities of the 1960s to be exact.
To my ears it’s somewhat similar to what The Clientele have achieved, which makes that band such a personal favorite and what has kept Diego on constant rotation.”
Come 2013, Diego Garcia is back with a brand new release Paradise, via Concord Records/Universal which landed on store shelves just this week.
There’s a tour afoot as well which brings Diego to Washington, DC’s historic Sixth and I Synagogue on Thursday, October 17—and we’ve got a pair of tickets to put in your hands.
Enter to win our pair of tickets for Thursday’s show by commenting below with your choice of current entity – band or artist – who best reflect a reinvention of their former selves. Radiohead never sits still, for example.
We’ll choose 1 winner for our pair of tickets next Wednesday, 10/16. If you don’t win them from us, tickets are still available!