Then Diet Cig toured for a year and a half and returned to the studio to make ‘s “Swear I’m Good At This,” and Luciano was an experienced rock star. I had a hard time making chord shapes. I was intimidated by playing the guitar, and my skills,” she says. Luciano, 23, and drummer Noah Bowman, 25, are sort of a reverse White Stripes, a duo with punk-rock power and trebly melodies that recalls ’90s bands such as Belly, Imperial Teen and the Pixies. They formed Diet Cig nearly four years ago, when Luciano was a student at State University of New York at New Paltz and Bowman was in a band nearby; they met at one of his shows, and Luciano talked him into making a music video. Luciano had written some songs, and Bowman encouraged her. I have a buddy who’s got a studio, he’s down to do it on an off-day,'” he says. It was not planned. The EP, full of strummy guitar melodies, is subdued compared with what would come later, but Luciano has a nihilistic confidence that suggests the Stooges’ “No Fun. This had the unfortunate but inevitable effect of identifying a real person. After Rolling Stone magazine printed a blurb criticizing the other Alex, one of Diet Cig’s longtime friends and merch reps received an awkward text from the song’s subject.
Or browse results titled . After beginning as a casual project between Alex Luciano guitar and Noah Bowman drums, New Paltz, New York’s Diet Cig have made a big statement out of five highly infectious pop songs. The pair met under rather unusual circumstances: Luciano, desperate for a lighter, interrupted the set of Bowman’s other band, Earl Boykins. No lighter was to be found, but a friendship was sparked and Diet Cig was born. While recalling the sound of speedy twee-pop groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the record explores “the innocence of adolescence and infatuation. Contact Diet Cig. Streaming and Download help. Report this album or account. If you like Diet Cig, you may also like. Psychopomp by Japanese Breakfast. Cardinal by Pinegrove. Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker.
Have you actually ever read a physical New York Times — the kind that’s on newsprint? Let’s go see a pop-punk show. I could write short, sweet, poignant songs about my life. We spent all of touring our record, and it got to the point where it was like, we need to do more touring for the record, and here are all the places we didn’t get to hit — but we want to do something extra-special and add these elements that are on the record but don’t get to shine as much live. Payce Martin. Bowman, low-key in a hooded sweatshirt, recently discussed their fledgling careers over breakfast in Manhattan. And I grew up around the New Paltz area as well.