John Mccauley of Deer Tick chatted with Last Fm’s The Last Word about Deervana, Diamond Rugs, and the future of Deer Tick. Click the photo above to watch the interview! 

John Mccauley of Deer Tick chatted with Last Fm’s The Last Word about Deervana, Diamond Rugs, and the future of Deer Tick. Click the photo above to watch the interview! 

(Source: originals.last.fm)

CMJ’s 2012 Year-End Charts

CMJ’s year end charts are officially out! Take a look at how Distiller artists fared in 2012.For more info check out our site, and scope the full list at CMJ!

Top 200 of 2012:
25.  First Aid Kit - The Lion’s Roar (Wichita)
60.  Heartless Bastards - Arrow (Partisan)
67.  Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land (Barsuk)
71.  Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (8 Ft.)
77.  Menomena - Moms (Barsuk)
85.  Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs (Partisan)
87.  Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
107.  Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (Mute)
109.  Mynabirds - Generals (Saddle Creek)
115.  Laura Gibson - La Grande (Barsuk)
133.  Delicate Steve - Positive Force (Luaka Bop)
136.  Diamond Rings - Free Dimensional (Astralwerks)
140.  Night Moves - Colored Emotions (Domino)
152.  Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (PIAS)
186.  Tilly And The Wall - Heavy Mood (Team Love)
196.  Gemma Ray - Island Fire (Bronze Rat)


RPM of 2012:
5.  Bassnectar - Vava Voom (Amorphous)
10.  Boys Noize - Out Of The Black (Boysnoize)
13.  Balkan Beat Box - Give (Nat Geo)
23.  Kraak And Smaak - Mixed Feelings (Jalapeno)
26.  Nickodemus - Moon People (ESL)
49.  Second Sky - The Art Of Influence Remixed (Rhythm and Culture)


New World of 2012:
1.  Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52 (Red-ATO)
2.  Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
3.  Novalima - Karimba (ESL)
5.  Ceu - Caravana Sereia Bloom (Six Degreees)
6.  Chicha Libre - Canibalismo (Barbes)
8.  TIm Maia - World Psychedelic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia (Luaka Bop)
12.  Balkan Beat Box - Give (Nat Geo)
13.  Spy From Cairo - Arabadub (Wonderwheel)
16.  Lijadu Sisters - Mother Africa (KFR)
17.  Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang - En Yay Sah (Luaka Bop)
18.  Baloji - Kinshasa Succersale (Crammed Discs)
19.  Chieftains - Voice Of Ages (Hear-Concord)
21.  Rupa And The April Fishes - Build (Electric Gumbo Radio Music)
22.  Bombay Royale - You Me Bullets Love (Hope Street)
23.  Various Artists - Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics (Nublu)
24.  Tribecastan - New Deli (Evergreene)
25.  Brownout - Dozy (Nat Geo)
26.  Bibi Tanga and The Selenites - 40 Degrees Of Sunshine (Nat Geo)
27.  Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde! (Crammed Discs)
29.  Niyaz - Sumud (Six Degrees)
30.  Lijadu Sisters - Danger (KFR)
31.  Funk Ark - High Noon (ESL)
33.  Curumin - Arrocha (Six Degrees)
34.  Egyptian Project - Ya Amar (Six Degrees)
35.  Mati Zundel - Amazonico Gravitante (ZZK-Waxploitation)
38.  La Chiva Gantiva - Pelao (Crammed Discs)
39.  Calibro 35 - Any Resemblence To Real Persons Or Actual Facts Is PUrely Coincidental (Nublu)
40.  Black Seeds - Dust and Dirt (Easy Star)
41.  Ba Cissoko - Nimissa (Cristal)
42.  Archives - The Archives (ESL)
43.  Jovanotti - Italia 1988-2012 (ATO)
48.  El Rego - El Rego (Daptone)


AAA of 2012:
9.  Heartless Bastards - Arrow (Partisan)
21.  First Aid Kit - The Lion’s Roar (Wichita)
48.  Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs (Partisan)


Jazz of 2012:
1.  Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society (Head’s Up International)
26.  Sugarman 3 - What The World Needs Now (Daptone)

The IFC Network recently did a short documentary on Diamond Rugs called “Diamond Rugs Uncovered”.  Check it out!

The IFC Network recently did a short documentary on Diamond Rugs called “Diamond Rugs Uncovered”.  Check it out!

John McCauley & Friends (Deer Tick & Diamond Rugs) played Carnegie Hall over the weekend. Check these stunning photos of the show on Brooklyn Vegan.

John McCauley & Friends (Deer Tick & Diamond Rugs) played Carnegie Hall over the weekend. Check these stunning photos of the show on Brooklyn Vegan.

(Source: brooklynvegan.com)

Diamond Rugs have a video for “Blue Mountains” out! Take notice that it’s definitely NFSW.

(Source: youtube.com)

Diamond Rugs have just announced a short tour. The dates are below, and you can see get ticket info on the official site.
10/27/2012 - Zankel Hall @ Carnegie Hall — New York, NY — With John McCauley and Friends
10/28/2012 - The Pinhook - Durham, NC - Free show presented by Sailor Jenny’s Rum
10/29/2012 - Zombieshop - Nashville, TN
10/30/2012 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
10/31/2012 - WorkPlay Theatre - Birmingham, AL
11/01/2012 - Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
11/02/2012 - Fun Fun Fun Festival - Austin, TX - With Run-DMC, Santigold, and Refused.

Diamond Rugs have just announced a short tour. The dates are below, and you can see get ticket info on the official site.

10/27/2012 - Zankel Hall @ Carnegie Hall — New York, NY — With John McCauley and Friends

10/28/2012 - The Pinhook - Durham, NC - Free show presented by Sailor Jenny’s Rum

10/29/2012 - Zombieshop - Nashville, TN

10/30/2012 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

10/31/2012 - WorkPlay Theatre - Birmingham, AL

11/01/2012 - Tulane University - New Orleans, LA

11/02/2012 - Fun Fun Fun Festival - Austin, TX - With Run-DMC, Santigold, and Refused.

Did you catch Diamond Rugs on World Cafe this week?

Did you catch Diamond Rugs on World Cafe this week?

Ah, Fun Fun Fun Fest, doing right by us with Diamond Rings, Love Inks, The Black Angels, Diamond Rugs, Yellow Ostrich, and more! Check it out.

Ah, Fun Fun Fun Fest, doing right by us with Diamond Rings, Love Inks, The Black Angels, Diamond Rugs, Yellow Ostrich, and more! Check it out.

Diamond Rugs on Daytrotter this week. What could be better?

Diamond Rugs on Daytrotter this week. What could be better?

Don’t forget to tune into WFUV for an in-studio performance with Diamond Rugs. 9pm!

(Source: wfuv.org)

Stream Diamond Rugs’ in-studio on KEXP!

Stream Diamond Rugs’ in-studio on KEXP!

Did you see Diamond Rugs perform on Letterman this week? Watch now!

We’re blown away by all the love VICE is showing for Diamond Rugs. Click through the photo for an interview (and some more great photos)… then direct your attention this way, where VICE staff reports the record is the best of the month and that they’ve created the soundtrack to Beer.
In general.

We’re blown away by all the love VICE is showing for Diamond Rugs. Click through the photo for an interview (and some more great photos)… then direct your attention this way, where VICE staff reports the record is the best of the month and that they’ve created the soundtrack to Beer.

In general.

Diamond Rugs killed it in Central Park yesterday. Here are some photos via Brooklyn Vegan.

Diamond Rugs killed it in Central Park yesterday. Here are some photos via Brooklyn Vegan.

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