HEAR THIS: The Dig

May 10. 2012 | By Nick Williams

Having toured with the likes of Portugal. The Man, The Antlers, and The Walkmen (and currently supporting Ben Kweller on a North American route), The Dig have royally paid their dues to their indie rock predecessors. Listening to the first single “Red Rose in the Cold Winter Ground” off their forthcoming album Midnight Flowers, out May 29th via Buffalo Records, it is evident that this band is ready for the main stage.

An erratic drumbeat and a strident bass line elevate this track from its more mellow beginnings (think Caveman), as singer David Baldwin’s voice repeats “Yeah the night was burning out.” An overt sense of despair permeates the track, however Baldwin’s croon (along with the red rose metaphor) allows for some level of hopefulness. No matter how low they seem on the album, we can assure you The Dig will be just fine.

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