My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is playing a show with Clare & the Reasons at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on December 13th. Tickets are on sale. In other MBD news,

[the new album] Guilt By Association Vol 2 was conceptualized and produced by [former BV contributor] Wesley Verhoeve and lends towards danceable covers of some of the artists favorite pop songs. "We wanted to take what was done on Volume 1 and pour it into a cohesive framework. We're big fans of pop music, but also of indie music and in that sense there's nothing ironic about this project. Together with the artists we picked pop songs they loved that might sometimes be painted as guilty pleasures by some (but not us), and then attempted to shine a light on them in a way that exposes what is so awesome about these songs," says Wes.

The Forms's cover of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start The Fire' or My Brightest Diamond's take on 'Tainted Love', are transformed into a slamming modern indie dance party track that fits right into today's' Brooklyn scene. Others like Matt Pond PA's version of My Chemical Romance' "I'm Not Okay" provide us with a quick mellow moment of melancholy.

Download the MBD track above. Stream the whole album and check out the full tracklist below. All MBD tour dates are down there too...

Guilt by Association Volume II

Track Listing:
01. My Brightest Diamond - Tainted Love
02. The Bloodsugars - Self-Control
03. Robbers on High Street - Cool It Now
04. Frightened Rabbit - Set you Free
05. Matt Pond PA - I'm Not Okay
06. Takka Takka - In the Air Tonight
07. Kaki King - I Think She Knows
08. Francis And The Lights - Can't Tell Me Nothing
09. Lowry - Africa
10. The Forms - We Didn't Start The Fire Final Mix
11. Rafter - If You Leave
12. Cassettes Won't Listen - Need You Tonight
13. Jukebox the Ghost - It's A Beautiful Life
14. Max Vernon - I Kissed a Girl

My Brightest Diamond - 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 19 - Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Nov 20 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 21 - WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
Nov 22 - Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California
Nov 24 - Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, California
Nov 25 - Casbah San Diego, California
Nov 26 - Hotel Café Los Angeles, California
Nov 29 - Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
Nov 30 - The Cooperage Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 3 - Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Dec 4 - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 5 - The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Dec 6 - Square Room Knoxville, Tennessee
Dec 7 - The Earl Altanta, Georgia
Dec 9 - Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Dec 10 - Gravity Lounge Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 11 - Rock n Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Dec 12 - First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 13 - (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, New York

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