Music Industry News Network [06-14-2019]



(For Immediate Release) – A fixture on the Los Angeles rock scene and comprised of some of the finest and most sought-after touring/session musicians in the city, The Dirty Diamond independently releases today their new full-length album, From The Stars.

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In advance of the album, the band has already shared the single, “Going Through Changes”, featuring Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day on guest vocals (currently airing on radio stations across the U.S. including tastemaker Alt-outlet KROQ), and more recently, “Death Of My Ego”, which Glide Magazine calls “a bluesy jewel”.

Recorded in the legendary Bell Sound Studios in L.A., where icons including Johnny Cash, Stephen Stills, and Brian Wilson created some of their most memorable works, this ten-song collection captures the band’s live sound perfectly as the basic tracks were recorded in a live setting.

About the band: Guitarist Fernando Perdomo is a producer and session multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded with Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Todd Rundgren, and many more. Drummer Shay Godwin tours the world with the amazing Andra Day. Bassist Derek Frank currently tours with Gwen Stefani and the legendary Shania Twain. These musicians work hard, but The Dirty Diamond is where their talents shine the brightest. The four lads are best friends and the camaraderie is obvious on and off the stage.

Underneath the intense outer layer of the music is a massive amount of heart and soul, culled from the essence of timeless and boundless rock songwriting. Front man Sam Babayan is a shaman-like troubadour with lyrics and melodies that touch the heart and make you feel alive. Echoes of George Harrison in his voice and slide guitar playing make for a familiar experience while listening to The Dirty Diamond.

In celebration of the album release, The Dirty Diamond will perform at L.A.’s venerable Troubadour on Saturday, June 15. More live dates will be announced soon.

The Dirty Diamond is ready to shine. Clean it off and stick it in your pocket... it will always be with you. In your heart.


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