By Diane Anderson-Minshall
Originally published on Advocate.com October 22 2012 6:34 PM ET
No white after Labor Day? Pushaw says John O’Regan (better known as Diamond Rings), who stars in his new music video for the song "Runaway Love" wearing the most fashion-forward glam white pants seen since David Bowie was still Ziggy Stardust. Diamond Rings’ brand new album sophomore, Free Dimensional was released today and the song “Runaway Love” is also available as a limited time free download. The latest Astralwerks release for O'Regan, who Entertainment Weekly recently compared to Lady Gaga (at least fashion-wise), is getting stunning reviews for his clever juxtapositions and refreshingly intelligent lyrics, as well as his newfound devotion to a sort of retro-meets-futuristic version of synthesized electronica.
O'Regan says he had to get over his fear of high-tech bells and whistles after his first album. "A big part of being afraid of something is not understanding it," he admits. "Once I became more comfortable with the medium of electronic music, it was only natural to want to improve."
Next up: A tour (with label mates Gold Fields) and a turn on The Late Show With David Letterman on Oct 26.
Diamond Rings' Upcoming Tour Dates
10/26 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
10/27 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
10/28 Madison, WI The Frequency
10/30 St. Louis, IL Off Broadway
10/31 Nashville, TN The High Watt
11/1 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
11/2 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/4 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
11/5 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
11/6 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex
11/8 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
11/9 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
11/10 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
11/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11/15 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
12/4 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom