EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Dig - “Astronaut”

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New York-based band The Dig has shared their latest single, “Astronaut,” from their forthcoming album, Bloodshot Tokyo. The four-piece made up of childhood friends Emile Mosseri (bass/vocals), David Baldwin (guitar/vocals), Erick Eiser (keyboards/guitar) and Mark Demiglio (drums) is set to release their third full-length LP on February 3. Pre-order the album here!

“Astronaut” leads with a steady percussion that’s followed by Mosseri and Baldwin’s wistful vocals punctuated with twinkling synths. It’s an excellently composed indie-pop track that manages to cross genres while simultaneously sounding fresh.

Bassist and vocalist, Emile Mosseri shared,

I wrote the lyrics to Astronaut with David in the middle of the night out on a boat on a lake up in Connecticut last summer.   It’s a song about two people that can’t see one another for what they actually are, they only see the framework of something foreign. Two people that are connected but not quite calibrated.   One experiences the other the way an alien would experience a spaceman, the right experiences the left (and vice versa), a dog experiences a turtle etc.  Now seems like an appropriate time to set it out into the universe.”

The Dig is kicking off their Spring Tour next month, with a stop at the Echo in L.A. on March 18. See all tour dates below and pick up your tickets while they last. 

02.22: New Haven, CT @ Bar 

02.23: Boston, MA @ Great Scott^

02.25: New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg+

02.28: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground^

03.01: Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes^

03.02: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar^

03.03: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy^

03.04: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit^

03.05: Washington, DC @ Black Cat^ 

03.07: Durham, NC @ Pinhook^

03.08: Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse^

03.09: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover

03.10: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory^

03.15: Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.16: Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.17: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar#

03.18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo* (early show)

03.20: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*

03.22: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*

03.23: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset*

03.24: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre*

03.25: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival

03.26: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court#

03.27: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge#

03.29: Ames, IA @ Iowa State University#

03.30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry#

03.31: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall#

04.01: Chicago, IL @ Scubas#


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