The Subordinates present Sylvia’s Mistake

Sylvia’s Mistake // Edmonton International Fringe Festival // 08/22/14

Edmonton Folk Fest 2014 // Part II

EFMF 2014 // 08/07-10/14

Edmonton Folk Fest 2014 // Part I


EFMF // 08/07-10/14

Band Battle Royale: Jack Accident Vs. Los Calaveras

Jack Accident / Los Calaveras // The Artery // 07/19/14

Diehatzu Hijets + Slow Girl Walking


Diehatzu
Hijets
/ Slow Girl Walking // Wunderbar // 07/05/14

Tape Release: Caity Fisher and the Final Frontier

Caity Fisher offers a glimpse of a glorious, glittering, pink polyester existence that cannot be explained but only experienced. Turn on the tape deck and let the Final Frontier take you there. 

Caity Fisher and the Final Frontier // Diamond Mind // Strange Fires
Wunderbar // 03/02/14

Season of indecent dreams: Diamond Mind’s Liam Trimble

“It all started one day when I wrote the song ‘Diamond Mind.’ I wrote it in big bubble letters in a notebook like a 13-year-old. I was really enamored with that as an idea– it befit my process, which is incredibly slow, like condensing coal into a diamond. If anybody ever called a song a gem, you know that takes time.”

Liam Trimble tells his band’s origin story with a practiced confidence, though he fiddles with the french press of tea in front of him. His eyebrows know two positions: furrowed in thought and raised in curiosity. Occasionally his whole upper body bounces in easy laughter.

Astute observers of Edmonton music will know that three years after his acclaimed solo effort, Ultra Rare EP, Trimble has re-emerged with a full band behind him. That would be the sparkling collective known as Diamond Mind.

“I’ve always been really enamored of the family band model. Bands that are really close. Like the Ramones or Metallica or the Band. Something about the band/family… being united in that way is really romantic to me. Although I’m sure behind the scenes it always crumbles. There’s something really wrong with the Ramones and Metallica and the Band. But if we make great art it doesn’t matter. But we may never.”

One could easily argue that Diamond Mind has already set down some great art. Their recent EP, Fake Tape, tumbles listeners through eighteen minutes of Delphic bubblegum pop. Trimble’s lyrics send you down rich, mythic, spiraling slides of solitary narrative. The songs are jangly and shiny and undeniably doomful. Fake Tape certainly falls under my definition of good art, but Trimble doesn’t necessarily agree. Read More

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