Diamond Rings isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in 2011 after a year that saw him go from curiosity to pop-star in just a few months. In December he announced that he’d be supporting Robyn on her 2011 North America tour starting in January. Now Diamond Rings is pleased to announce that he’ll be sticking on the road through April on a co-headline tour with Canadian pals PS I Love You.
Following head-turning performances at SXSW and CMJ last year, Diamond Rings has gained widespread critical praise since the release of his debut full-length Special Affections on October 25th on Secret City Records. With big US support from Pitchfork to the New York Times and NME nods, it’s clear Diamond Rings is ready to up the ante in 2011. He’s also been at the forefront of the radar in Canada, landing on the cover of national monthly Exclaim!, scoring the number 2 spot in the 6th annual hottest bands in Canada poll behind only Arcade Fire and ending the year on many best of 2010 lists including Eye Weekly and the Toronto Star. Since its release - the first single “Something Else” has been heating up the Canadian charts – being heard across the country with radio adds at such stations as the Edge (Toronto), LiVE 88 (Ottawa) and SONiC (Edmonton).
Kingston, Ontario's PS I Love You will join Diamond Rings in support of their critically acclaimed debut, Meet Me At The Muster Station (Paper Bag Records). The album, currently #64 this week on the CMJ Top 200 college radio chart, has appeared on a number of 2010 year-end lists. Highlights include: Exclaim, Aux, The Coast, Consequence of Sound and individual critics lists at Toronto Star and Now Magazine. Exclaim named ...Muster Station it's #4 album of the year, and said:
"It's hard to believe that the stunning Meet Me at the Muster Station is PS I Love You's debut. Arriving fully formed, this Kingston duo delivers its catchy hooks with brute force, pummelling listeners with fuzzy guitars and thundering rhythms. And even if you won't be able to sing along with frontman Paul Saulnier's strangled yelps, songs like "Facelove" and "2012" will be stuck in your head for weeks. Savage noise freak-outs have never sounded quite so palatable."
These recent accolades add to the already glowing praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Village Voice, NME, Eye, Exclaim, Now, Toronto Star, The Fly, Gigwise, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, Portland Mercury, San Diego City Beat, The Stranger, Washington Post, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, PopMatters, Pop Tarts Suck Toasted, CMJ, Prefix, Treble, and KCRW.
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