“The Great Escape” By Diane Coffee

"The Great Escape" By Diane Coffee is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"The Great Escape" By Diane Coffee is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Diane Coffee today shared their new single “The Great Escape” “I had a friend in high school who wanted nothing more than to get out of, what she called, our ‘one horse town.’ She was two years my senior and one of the first friends I knew to actually pack up and leave as soon as she was able. Looking back now, she didn’t actually go all that far. In fact, she didn’t even leave the state. But to me, the nine hour drive to San Francisco seemed like a world away,” explains Diane Coffee architect Shaun Fleming. “I remember my first road trip to see her. At that point, I’d never really hit the open road. It was new and exciting. I listened to The Who’s Tommy the whole way and dreamed of travel and discovery.” “The Great Escape” is the second single from their new album With People, which will be released on April 29th via Polyvinyl Record Co., following lead single “Forecast (feat. Deep Sea Diver).” Produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, The Killers).

Once the songs started taking definite shapes, for the new album, Fleming hit the studio with former Foxygen bandmate and production wizard Rado. “I left the demos a lot more sparse and open to interpretation than on past records. I really wanted to leave as much room for Rado to produce as possible,” they explain. The two fleshed out what would become With People in a series of sessions that were quick and artistically productive, bringing new nuances out of these ten songs as they worked together. “We wanted it to feel organic and in the moment, and to mirror the album’s lyrical honesty. It kept revealing things about me personally,” Fleming recalls about the creative process, “and the pacing of the sessions kept things fun, fresh, and open.”

Diane Coffee 2022 tour dates:

05/12 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
05/13 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
05/14 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
05/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
05/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (early show)
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (late show)
06/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
06/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backstage
06/11 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
06/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Rooftop
06/15 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
06/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
06/20 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
06/21 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
06/22 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
06/23 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
06/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
06/28 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Pre-order With People by Diane Coffee HERE


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