11/1 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/2 - Detroit, MI @ Starkweather Arts Center
11/3 - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's
It’s easy to dismiss The Dig as another indie rock outfit amongst the swarm of indie rock outfits that populate New York City. In fact, I nearly did as much one ...
Not to be confused with the 90s alternative band called Dig, this indie band is currently on tour in support of their new album, Midnight Flowers, which came out earlier this year via Buffalo Jump Records.
We have been covering The Dig since their debut album, Electric Toys. We even sent out Lara to see them in person, and she reported back with this: "four hip kids with varying degrees of follicle fervor–shuffled around on stage like pros, dodging the suspect cables and maintaining a “look at me/don’t look at me” air. New York, eh? You don’t say."
The same four hip kids, but now based out of Los Angeles, returned to Minneapolis as part of their fall tour with The We Shared Milk. This time, the band brought a smoke machine to enhance the rainbow/primary color beams of light coming from behind them. The effect is cool.
As for shuffling, it was mostly between Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin, both sharing singing duties and alternating guitars and bass.
And with these new album tours, the band played selected songs from the new Midnight Flowers album, including "Red Rose in the Cold Winter Ground" and "Black Water" (per request from someone in the audience.)
Highlight was "You're Already Gone," a song that the band hadn't "played in a long time." Their drummer didn't know how to play it, so he sat out while the two bands played.
There's still a little time left for you to catch The Dig on tour. If you buy a ticket to their show, you can show your receipt to thedig[a]redlightmanagement.com and they will send you a free download of Midnight Flowers.
The Dig at 400 Bar, Minneapolis (10/31/12)