WATCH: Diamond Rings Go Glam with "I'm Just Me" and "Runaway Love"

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