Check Out: The Dig – “Red Rose in the Cold Winter Ground” (CoS Premiere)


 Check Out: The Dig   Red Rose in the Cold Winter Ground (CoS Premiere)

Hailing from the bright lights of New York City, The Dig unleashed their debut album, Electric Toys, in 2010 to buzzing praise. On May 29th, the band returns for more of their thoughtfully-paced rock and roll with their followup up, Midnight Flowers, from Buffalo Jump Records.

Our first taste of the new LP comes in the form of “Red Rose in the Cold Winter Ground”. Although seemingly somber on the surface, the track’s jarring bassline and random, punctuating drums make for a dynamic, albeit reserved moment of great rock and roll transcendence.

“This is one of the more collaborative songs on the new record, and one the most fun songs for us to play live,” said frontman David Baldwin. “We feel like this song really captures a lot of the different sounds and moods of the album, so we put it as the first track to kind of set the tone. This song was borne out of a combination of two other tunes we had laying around — we had the title and some lyrics from one song, and the main riff from another, so we combined the two to make what became this final version. Most of the lyrics were written to help pass the time during a Jury Duty sitting.”

The Dig is currently on the road with Ben Kweller and Sleeper Agent and you can find their remaining tour dates below.

The Dig 2012 Tour Dates:
03/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
03/23 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
03/24 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
03/26 - Columbus, OH @The Basement *
03/27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
03/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
03/30 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
03/31 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
04/01 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
04/02 - Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub
04/05 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
04/11 - Houston, TX @ The Mink
04/12 - San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
04/13 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
04/14 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
04/18 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
04/19 - Bend, OR @ The Horned Hand
04/21 - Groveland, CA @ Evergreen Lodge
04/24 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House *
04/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
04/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
04/30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue *
05/01 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
05/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (CD release show)
05/31 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (CD release show)

* = w/ Ben Kweller and Sleeper Agent