The Diamond Center Artist Biography

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Name: The Diamond Center
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Published/Updated: 21 Jul 2010, 00:31

Biography: THE DIAMOND CENTER pairs a wall of reverb and noise with an eerie gothic country creeper, creating an unique blend that is hard to put a finger on. Influenced by albums spanning the musical spectrum, they hint of Phil Spector and Joe Meek’s experimental studio style, the live rawness of the Velvet Underground, as well as the nouveau psych-folk stylings of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Espers.

Roots firmly planted in their hometown of Athens, GA, Brandi Price and Kyle Harris began The Diamond Center's first album, Claws and Flaws, with a close-knit family of friends from numerous other projects. Feeling the need for further stimulation, they migrated to Lubbock, TX, and were engulfed by the landscape and its surroundings. The languishing, yet prosperous, atmosphere proved fertile for their stream-of-conscious style of writing. With the addition of Jana Price, Brandi's sister, they recorded, at home, their second full length, My Only Companion, and self released it to glowing reviews. On this album, they managed a cohesive body of work that draws upon the melancholy bitterness and the unexpected sweetness of life through haunting vocals, minimalist percussion and layers of reverb drenched, swirling guitars.

Relocating to Richmond, Va in 2009, they toured the country several times playing such events as Austin Psych Fest, official SXSW showcases, MACROCK, RVA Music Fest, and Fall Line Fest. They released two 7"s and recorded a full length due out mid 2015. Brandi & Kyle currently reside with their daughter in Austin, Tx.
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