Diet Kong

Diet Kong

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"a unique, raw, and unpolished blend of spastic dance rock" - CMJ

Biography

Singer/guitarist Keith Gladsyz and singer/visualist Jenn Penn left Brooklyn in 2009 for the Catskill Mountains to focus on making music, keeping bees, raising horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and farming. They bought a winery and converted it into their living and recording space, Farmlite Studio. 'Beautiful Blackout' is about their transition from city to country life.

While buying equipment for the 'Beautiful Blackout' sessions, they met drummer and owner of the Woodstock Music Shop, Jeff Harrigfeld, and have been playing as a trio ever since.

Their song 'Much Love in the Evil Sound' is currently featured in a Budweiser television campaign throughout Canada, and their track 'With Magic' is featured in the Interactive Studios video game 'PURE' (XBox 360, Playstion).

CMJ calls Diet Kong 'a unique, raw, and unpolished blend of spastic dance rock' and the Deli Magazine cites them as "a stirring musical apparition, with Arcade Fire- like appeal".

Lyrics

Kid_System

Written By: Keith Gladysz

easy
less tonight
oh it's so easy
no it isn't

easy
took a little less to fight
oh it's so easy
no it isn't

now it comes to this
sitting back
forgetting about this moment
it's like waiting to cum

kid system works well
ha does
kid system works well
ha ha ha

busy
so I can hide
oh it's so easy
no it isn't

busy
so it's all justified
oh it's so easy
no it isn't

almost made it true
something is eating at you
it won't let up
til you figure it through

kid system works well
ha does
kid system works well
ha ha ha

blame blame blame blame blame
blame blame blame blame blame
blame blame blame blame blame
blame blame blame blame blame
blame blame

it's never me...

Lines&lines

Written By: Keith Gladysz

you are not allowed

so cautionary
is it ever never
can it ever, never
remember, remember
you're never, ever
cautionary
that's why I like you
I see it all the time

I won't behave
oh that's why I like you
set it straight

alarms on, arms up and out
say it say it
tied up, tied down jumping out
say it say it

you kind of got me up here waiting
all these lines are lines and lines
bend and must be breaking

it's all your fault, but don't fear yourself
I won't let go, I want you close

is it ever never
can it ever, never
remember, remember
you're never, ever
cautionary
that's why I like you
I see it all the time

I won't behave
oh that's why I like you
set it straight

alarms on, arms up and out
say it say it
tied up, tied down jumping out
say it say it

you kind of got me up here waiting
all these lines are lines and lines
bend and must be breaking

but we won't slow down
I say what I want
we want it louder

alarms on, arms up and out
say it say it
tied up, tied down jumping out
say it say it

you kind of got me up here waiting
all these lines are lines and lines
bend and must be breaking

Fake Summer

Written By: Keith Gladysz

Suki got way hot, way hot
add it to intelligent
no need to spell it way hot, way hot
don't make him have to say it say it
after all he trips he falls
over words and when he breathes her

Big fake summer inside
Heat fake summer first time
she looks back he turns around
and he shook up, eyes down
they won't get after it
there's too much in between
to keep quiet now

Micah got freaked out, flipped out
good thing the girl got patience
there's nothing ever in those eyes but the softest invitation
words don't fit, they're counterfeit
with their eyes they keep on reaching

Big fake summer inside
Heat fake summer first time
she looks back he turns around
and he shook up, eyes down
they won't get after it
there's too much in between
to keep quiet now

Discography

Beautiful Blackout (Patriarch Recordings) - forthcoming
Prima Donna Remix EP (Patriarch Recordings)
Coma Motor Inn (Patriarch Recordings)
Diet Kong (self-released)

Set List

Coma Motor Inn
Primadonna
Bears and Beards
Much Love in the Evil Sound
Fake Summer
Kid System
Still Got Heat
Very Hot
Lines&lines