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FROM THE NORTH BY NORTHEAST MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Dig are a rock band from NYC. Their music, written by the bands' three main songwriters, is often based on early rock n roll song forms layered with synths and delivered by alternating lead vocalists. Singers Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin have been making music in various bands together since they were 11 years old. They met up with keyboardist/guitarist Erick Eiser while still in high school, and after writing music together throughout college they eventually moved to New York CIty and formed The Dig.
The Dig got their start in the lower east side of NYC in 2008, and spent their first summer handing out flyers on the street, meeting new people and slowly building up an audience one fan at a time. After 8 weeks of residencies at Pianos and a handful of support shows at Bowery Ballroom, they began to sell out shows on their own.
2009-2010 saw the band touring constantly around the U.S., opening for a wide range of bands including The Walkmen, The Antlers, Portugal. the Man, Thrice,The Editors and Here We Go Magic.
On June 8th, 2010, The Dig released their debut album. Electric Toys, which was hailed by Last.FM as "without a doubt...one of 2010's best albums." Written and arranged by all four members, the songs often tell a story: dark tales with twisted circumstances and desperate people driven to do bad things. Alternately, there are classical references to girls, love, and the many points in between.
Following the release they continued to tour the U.S., supporting fellow blokes and blokette the Joy Formidable, before playing shows with Liam Gallager's new band, Beady Eye, Viva Brother, Glasvegas and the Postelles.
Produced by Bryce Goggin, Electric Toys' diverse batch of songs helped land The Dig a number of placements on TV shows like Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries.
As the summer of 2011 winds down, The Dig are currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, which they plan to release in early 2012. In the meantime, you can check out the new video for their song off Electric Toys, "You're Already Gone," at Baeblemusic.com.
Tune in next time!