D I A M O N D S was founded in the summer of 2015 by singer, songwriter, and stage performer Joseph Gárate. The band’s brand of passionate, existential pop draws comparisons to the likes of The Smiths and The Cure as well as the layered psychosis of genre-benders like Radiohead and NIN. Gárate’s paranoid meditations on violence, drug abuse, and the pangs of true love are steeped in an idiosyncratic writing style inspired partially by the nauseous vanilla of a formative youth spent in the faceless valleys of suburban Los Angeles -worlds away from the glamour and promise of nearby Hollywood. Gárate’s unrelenting commitment to songcraft, as well as his dynamic and vulnerable performance style, has been admired by his peers and fans alike.

After a debut performance at 2015’s Echo Park Rising in Los Angeles, Gárate secured an enviable live band comprised of Anders La Source, and Andrew Narvaez, and Dominick Costabile. By the end of the year, the quartet had caught the attention of producer, engineer, and Cautionary Tail Records founder Norm Block. After numerous performances throughout their home city in 2016 (including an opening spot for Warpaint’s Jennylee and an appearance at Make Music Pasadena), D I A M O N D S recorded a single with Block at his Happy Ending Studios in the Spring.

Cautionary Tail released the single “My White Diamond” late in the year and Marvel effects wiz Tommy Souza directed a video for “My White Diamond” the following Spring. Gárate began recording new material in the Fall of ’17 and this year experimented with the idea of D I A M O N D S as a solo-live act and toured the states for the first time. Two new singles, two music videos, and a debut EP from the project are slated for release in Winter 2018/2019.

SOURCE: Official Bio

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