From the underground to the main stage, Alex Wiley’s considerable lyrical versatility continues to mature and expand in his newest project. See him at Holocene on April 27.
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything from the New York City indie rock quartet The Dig. However, on Feb. 3 they released their fourth studio album, Bloodshot Tokyo, out on Roll Call Records, which the group is currently on an extensive North American tour in support of.
The Dig started touring behind their first album, Electric Toys, back in 2010 and were instantly compared to The Strokes. And as fate would have it, the two New York bands actually used to rehearse next to one another. Going back even further, Emile Mosseri (bass, vocals) and David Baldwin (guitar, vocals) have been playing together since they were adolescents, allowing for a level of comfort that’s apparent both onstage and in the studio.
On Bloodshot Tokyo, the group worked with Matt Basile of Mother Feather on production and had mixing done by the great Richard Swift. Fans will be pleased that the album still maintains their signature psych-tinged indie pop sound, though much more danceable and definitely a departure from previous releases that were slightly more morose, which should make for a great live show this go around. And with their stop in Portland a month into tour, we should expect a well-seasoned, tour-tight performance.
If you like early MGMT, The Strokes or just love a good poppy upbeat rock show, consider catching The Dig live at the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, March 22. They’ll be joined by LA-based indie pop balladeer Nico Yaryan who also has a recent release, What A Tease, out on Partisan Records, with local support from Boone Howard.»
*Find tickets here to The Dig’s March 22 show at Doug Fir.