sk0t23 (sk0t23) wrote in jesusmarychain,

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In Progress by Blue Diner out now!

With their lush guitars and ethereal vocals, Boston-based band Blue Diner is modern shoegaze reminiscent of early Jesus and Mary Chain and Catherine Wheel. Named for the 24-hour hangout in Boston that they would spend their time at before and after recording sessions, Blue Diner consists of Skot Kremen and Adam Keller, musicians and best friends since childhood.

Growing up in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Skot and Adam began doing music together while still in high school. Early projects were influenced by bands such as Love and Rockets, Slowdive and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Skot moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1992 to study philosophy and later attended Berklee College of Music. Adam soon followed in 1993 to attend art school with a focus in sculpture. Both found themselves in various bands; Skot in electronic bands You Shriek and Project Sphere and glam outfit Project Mosquito; Adam in indie-rock bands Lines, Robots, and the Couriers. Although they both kept busy with other projects, Skot and Adam were continually committed to each other and to their music with Blue Diner.

With his harmonic, powerful and dream-like voice, Adam Keller's influences include Dag Nasty, Elvis Costello, and the Beatles, while Skot's include My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode and The Smiths. Powerful and emotional, Blue Diner songs deal with diverse subjects ranging from street crime and drug addiction to lost love and trying to reclaim youth. They've just released their first full-length album 'In Progress'.

The band have just released their 3rd single, covering "The Figurehead" by Cure

Blue Diner on iTunes

Blue Diner on eMusic
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