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Check out the opening track from Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming’s debut as Diane Coffee

Debut LP out this Fall on Western Vinyl, plus tour dates w/ Those Darlins

STREAM: “Hymn” –  


Joseph Campbell describes a shaman as “person, male or female, who…has an overwhelming psychological experience that turns him totally inward.  It’s a kind of schizophrenic crack-up. The whole unconscious opens up, and the shaman falls into it.”  We’ll never know the whole truth about what happened when (Foxyen drummer and former Disney child actor) Shaun Fleming moved from the West Coast suburbs to New York, but whatever it was fractured his psyche, opened it up, and gave birth to Diane Coffee.

In 2013, after joining the band Foxygen, Shaun Fleming left the green and golden fields of his hometown of Agoura Hills, CA to become the third roommate in a 700 square-foot, pre-war, closet-free Manhattan apartment.  He was welcomed to The Big Apple by a nasty flu virus that drained the last bit of California sunshine out of the skinny, Macaulay Culken-looking 26-year-old’s body.  As he recovered, cabin fever supplanted the flu, and his relentless creative drive took over.  Low on funds and bored out of his mind, he spent the next two weeks alone in his bedroom writing and recording what would become the debut Diane Coffee LP, My Friend Fish.

Despite his limited means (using a pseudo drum kit consisting of a snare, one broken cymbal, and a metal pot, recording parts with an iPhone’s voice memo app, playing a detuned guitar rather than a real bass, etc) My Friend Fish sounds fully realized and remarkably polished.  From a Donovan-esque song about Sriracha, to experiments with distortion and garage-rock, to songs like “All The Young Girls” in which he gleefully channels Tom Jones with sex-bomb confidence, on My Friend Fish Fleming’s spell-casting powers are in full effect, inspiring panty-tossing glee.  After you finish listening, you’ll wonder as you stretch out in bed and enjoy a cigarette, “Who is Fish?”  


10/29 New York, NY – Pianos
11/02  Austin, TX – Red 7 *
11/05 Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room *
11/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
11/08 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room *
11/13 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
11/15 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
11/16 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
11/19  Denver, CO – Hi-Dive *
11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar *
11/22 Carbondale, IL –  Hangar 9 *
11/23  Louisville, KY – The Zanzabar *

* = w/ Those Darlins

Diane Coffee
My Friend Fish
(Western Vinyl)
Street Date: Oct. 29, 2013 

Track List:
1. Hymn
2. Never Lonely
3. Tale Of A Dead Dog
4. WWWoman
5. New Years
6. All The Young Girls
7. When It’s Known
8. That Stupid Girl Who Runs A Lot
9. Eat Your Love (With Sriracha)
10. Green

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