Diet Cig announce debut album, Swear I’m Good At This, share “Tummy Ache” — listen

Plus, the pop punk two-piece to tour North America


New York pop punk duo Diet Cig are one of the many artists contributing to Polyvinyl Records’ latest Singles Series program. However, that’s not the only output they have in store for 2017. Come April 7th, they will release their debut album, Swear I’m Good At This, via Frenchkiss,

Spanning 12 tracks, the LP follows their 2015 Over Easy EP and was recorded at Salvation Recording Co. in their hometown of New Paltz as well Atomic Sound in the Big Apple. According to a press release, Swear I’m Good sees Diet Cig railing against people who’ve dismissed their opinions and judged them unfairly simply because they didn’t quite live up to a societal norm or expectation.

Capturing this sentiment is the album’s lead single, a catchy number called “Tummy Ache”. It’s “all about unpacking the feeling of approaching punk with radical softness, and the struggle when it’s not always read as powerful or cool or whatever enough,” the CoSigned outfit describes in a statement. “It’s the shout into my pillow when what I’m saying isn’t being heard, and a big old I FEEL YA to all the femme folks creating space for themselves in a world that wants to keep us quiet.” Stream it down below.

Swear I’m Good At This Artwork:

diet cig swear i'm good at this album

Swear I’m Good At This Tracklist:
01. Sixteen
02. Bite Back
03. Link in Bio
04. Maid of the Mist
05. Leo
06. Apricots
07. Barf Day
08. Bath Bomb
09. Blob Zombie
10. Road Trip
11. I Don’t Know Her
12. Tummy Ache

In support of the new record, Diet Cig will spend a good chunk of the spring touring North America.

Diet Cig 2017 Tour Dates:
02/04 – Binghamton, NY @ Binghamton University
02/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
03/14-19 – Austin, TX @ South By Southwest
04/05 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
04/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
04/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (early show)
04/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (late show)
04/08 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04/10 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
04/12 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
04/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
04/14 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
04/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/18 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
04/19 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
04/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
04/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
04/26 – Eugene, OR @ Boreal
04/28 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
04/29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/01 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
05/05 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
05/06 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
05/08 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Asylum