Diet Cig will release their second full-length, Do You Wonder About Me? on May 1 via Frenchkiss Records, now they reveal the album’s lead single, “Who Are You?”.
The New York Times took note of the band’s Alex Luciano’s vocals declaring, “the sweet clarity of her voice riding verses that seethe and rumble with a ferocity that harks back to the Who” and today’s single showcases that same dichotomy of “sweet” and “seething.” Of the track the band notes, “‘Who Are You?’ is for anyone who’s ever received a completely self-serving apology from someone who’s hurt them. I learned that healing doesn’t wait for an ‘I’m sorry’ to appear, and it can feel silly to have one arrive when you’re completely over it. This song takes these bad feelings and turns them into a fun upbeat jam to dance around in your kitchen to!”
Pre-order Do You Wonder About Me? here.
Diet Cig is Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman. They’ve been compared to tornadoes, firecrackers, and lightning storms, and described as genuine, unapologetic, and down-to-earth. Do You Wonder About Me? is the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Swear I’m Good At This. The new record marks a more intentional, self-assured Diet Cig; not only in Luciano’s radically intimate, acerbic lyrics, but in the duo’s sound as well. Luciano and Bowman moved to Richmond, VA in the summer of 2017 as a place to “hide out and make music,” and it was there that they wrote Do You Wonder About Me?, Diet Cig’s ode to growing up.
The duo have spent a good portion of their past 5 years in a tour van and are anxious to once again hit the road. Their originally scheduled dates around album release have been rescheduled for later in the year due to the pandemic – their first UK show will be November 18 in Bristol at Rough Trade. All dates are listed below.
Diet Cig have made use of social media to compensate for not being able to tour this Spring and recently went live on Instagram answering questions from fans and playing a short set. On Saturday they took part in “Noisey Night In” – a live-stream concert hosted by Noisey and VICE to benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The night also featured Margo Price and Twin Peaks, among others.
Nov 18 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
Nov 19 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
Nov 20 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Nov 22 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare and Hounds
Nov 23 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Nov 24 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Nov 26 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
Nov 27 – London, UK @ The Dome
Nov 28 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Do You Wonder About Me? Tracklist
2. Who Are You?
3. Night Terrors
4. Priority Mail
5. Broken Body
6. Makeout Interlude
7. Flash Flood
8. Worth The Wait
9. Stare Into the Sun
10. Night Terrors Reprise