Gimme a Beer2012
Diamond Rugs release their debut UK single ‘Gimme a Beer’ through Partisan Records. Diamond Rugs is the collaborative project of John McCauley and Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). Recorded in Nashville, ‘Gimme A Beer’ is delivered with a typically bullish vocal drawl by McCauley and precedes next year’s self-titled LP. The group began when McCauley and Dufresne met Saint Pé at a Black Lips show and after a night of drinking and discussing rock n roll, the three of them decided to start a band. Between them all, the members of Diamond Rugs have collaborated with the likes of Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and The Replacements; they have won several Grammy awards and performed live on Letterman (also as Diamond Rugs), Conan, Leno, Later… with Jools Holland and at The White House! B-side: ‘Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant’.