New Asthmatic Kitty upstarts My Brightest Diamond are touring with Sufjan Stevens this summer. And I must admit that the fact they are touring with the king of blogged about acts is their most impressive stat. With a voice a bit like a folk singer mashed into Karen O. and songs flushed out with awkward rhythms I really can't see My Brightest Diamond making it past this summer tour.
It reminds me a bit of when I saw Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks open for Radiohead. Granted, maybe no band sounds good when opening for royalty, but during their set the entire audience sighed collectively waiting for a real band to take the stage. In that instance we all realized that Mr. Malkmus would never truly be a household name, and I feel that My Brightest Diamond are condemned to that same fate.
I'm sorry, but they just aren't up to it.
mp3 : My Brightest Diamond - Golden Star
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