The Dig: “I Already Forgot Everything You Said”
The cover art for New York-now-Californian indie rock quartet The Dig’s newest record Midnight Flowers is a pretty good primer on the music within. Under a purple night sky, a beat-up old sedan–the kind you’d get handed down from an older sibling–makes its way down a dusty back road. The record contains the kind of reflective, chill-out rock you’d want on a long drive home after an all-night, outdoor rager in the boonies.
The boys in The Dig have amassed a pretty impressive CV. Since the release of their 2010 debut Electric Toys, the band has toured with Portugal. The Man, The Antlers and The Walkmen. This past spring The Dig also performed a few dates with Ben Kweller. The band also enlisted Bryce Goggin, who’s worked with the likes of Pavement and Apples In Stereo, to helm the producer’s chair on Midnight Flowers.
Gigging and working with indie heavyweights must’ve seemed like a far-off dream when Dig members Emile Mosseri (bass and vocals) and David Baldwin (guitar and vocals) starting making music together at the tender age of 11. By 16 Baldwin and Mosseri met guitarist and keyboard player Erick Eiser, and the core of what would become The Dig was set. The three are also joined by drummer Mark Demiglio.
The Dig released Midnight Flowers on May 29, and one of the album’s first singles is today’s song of the day. “I Already Forgot Everything You Said” moves on a slow, but bouncy bassline and minimalist percussion. But as singer Baldwin weaves his tale of a bitter break-up, the soundscape swells ’til it’s as wide as the late night sky.