New Sounds: What we all need now is a fresh cup of Diane Coffee


Yeah so sometimes you wake up on a rainy-ass Wednesday morning and think that everything sounds the same. And then you hear the new Diane Coffee joint and you realize you’re just fucking wrong.

Shaun Fleming’s retro-rock odyssey sails on today with a fresh new track called “Poor Man Dan,” and needless to say, we’re here for it. It’s giving us some much needed life on this dreary September workday, and sending sweet shiny sunbeams of glammy harmonic soul-fed goodness straight into our groggy hearts.

“Poor Man Dan” one of two new singles off Diane Coffee’s upcoming PEEL 7-inch, due October 20 on Polyvinyl. “Both tracks deal with pain,” says the Indiana native Fleming. “‘Poor Man Dan’ is about an urban legend of my childhood. A neighborhood man who loses his daughter starts killing kids from the block to give her someone to play with.”


Oh shit there goes the sunbeam. Oh well, at least the music is lifting us up.

In November, Diane Coffee heads out on a quick run across multiple states, and plays the Middle East in Cambridge with Peach Pit on November 9. Those on the other side of mighty Massachusetts can drink it in the following night at the Iron Horse in Northampton, and no matter which side of the state you swing, we strongly encourage checking it out.

Diane Coffee Fall Tour 2017:
September 23 – Appleton, WI – Mile of Music Rocks the Plaza
September 30 – Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival
November 03 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe *
November 04 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar *
November 05 – Cleveland, OH – The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern *
November 07 – Washington, DC – DC9
November 08 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
November 09 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
November 10 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall *
November 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
November 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
* w/ Peach Pit

Featured Diane Coffee photo by Cara Robbins.