Tonight’s HFS Locals Only Spotlight features Diamond Youth, an alt-rock band from Baltimore who seem ready to break out big with their brand new EP.
These four guys have only been together as a band for a little over two years, but they’ve already got a couple of solid EPs under their belt, and they’re attracting some major attention with their new release, entitled Orange, for which they enlisted the studio talents of Baltimore-based Brian McTernan, who has previously worked with Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, and The Movielife. Lots of catchy influences go into this band’s work…ranging from Foo Fighters and Weezer to The Beach Boys.
Guitarist Sam Trapkin says, “Putting out a new record is kind of like raising a kid and then sending it to school for the first time. Like, you think you did a good job raising it, and you have this really intimate relationship, then all the sudden they’re out in the world meeting new people. And you know your kid doesn’t stink but they’re kind of different than the rest and you’re really proud but what if everyone else hates them and think they suck? You know?”
A vigorous touring schedule and lots of attention will inevitably cut into their skateboarding time, but we doubt they’ll mind. Expect to see and hear a ton from this band as the year rolls forward.
If Diamond Youth impresses you as much as they impress us, get to know ’em better on their website and on their Facebook page…and if you’ve got a local band you’d like us to feature on the HFS Locals Only Spotlight weeknights at 9 PM, here’s how to get your stuff to us.