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Louisville, Kentucky, United States | INDIE

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | INDIE
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"...infectious, Weezer-esque punch insures this Louisville quintet high marks." - Spin Magazine


DIGBY's new tune satisfies your cravings for gooey pop confection and
crunchy guitar histrionics at the same time... answer the door!! - Dan Reed - WXPN Philadelphia


Digby is an American band originally formed in 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky, and was known before that as 100 Acre Wood. They lost one member of the group, but continued with their music and released their first album, “Laughing At The Trees.” They didn’t release a second album until 2004, a notable album called “Falling Up.” 2005 saw the release of their “Falling Over: The Remix EP” and now they’ve just released “What’s Not Plastic?”

There are only five songs on the “What’s Not Plastic?” CD and the first one, “new america,” leads you to believe the band is pure punk rock. By the time you get to the third song, you are totally convinced otherwise and realize it’s just rock. I thought I was going to suffer from jangled nerves all the way through, but I was wrong. By the time the band reached the last song, “how long,” I was ready for its almost ballad-like mood.

This band swayed me in just five songs. Had I heard the songs in a different order, I might have thought otherwise. I’m not very easily shaken from what I like in the way of music, but I could be convinced to march right up to the front row and attend this group’s concert. These four men can certainly entertain. Parts of “What’s Not Plastic?” were recorded on the second floor of a working mortuary. Brrrrr! Gives me the creeps. But, the ghoulies didn’t show up in the music soundtracks.

I found their official website to be digbyonline.com, their blogs and fave information at myspace.com/digby and they even have an artist page available on VH1 at vh1.com/artists/az/digby/artist.jhtml. As you all know, myspace.com is an excellent place to make contact with all sorts of people and invite others to be your friends.

Of the five songs on the CD, “new america,” “self evaluation,” “bad swing,” “knocking at your door,” and “how long,” I think two will get the most air time: “self evaluation,” and “how long.” There is basically something for everyone on this CD if you lock in and listen. I’m glad I received this music to hear the nuances of the singer and players in the band. Great job and best of luck with the new project! - Pop Syndicate


the songs hit you the same way on an iPod as they would if you saw them performed live, amps at full volume - - David Coats Music-Critic.ca


Discography

2007 - WHAT'S NOT PLASTIC?
2005 - KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (SOUNDTRACK)
2005 - FALLING OVER: The Remix EP
2004 - FALLING UP
2003 - GO DIGBY
2000 - LAUGHING AT THE TREES

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Born from the fertile music ground of Louisville, KY, Digby play fantastically appealing songs that not only capture the sounds of their city, but are quickly weaving their way into the national fabric of rock.

Digby leaps over basic lyrics and three chord guitar tracks and moves directly into engaging songs that fit comfortably with yet stand apart from standard rock fare. Paul Moeller's distinctive and charismatic vocal leads the band through dynamic changes, recalling equal parts Decembersists and Weezer.

Their national debut, Falling Up, debuted #1 in CIMS record stores nation wide in 2004 along with landing at #7 on FMQB's SubModern Report and #20 on the R&R Specialty radio chart.

The first single, "Too Late," generated radio buzz and critical praise, and the high-energy video is still a popular feature at VH1.com.

By popular demand, Falling Over: The Remix EP was released in 2005, and was instantly spun on over 300 college radio stations.

Digby's newest effort is easily their most ambitious. The foursome holed up in a working funeral home in 2006 to construct what would, collectively, be known as The Wake In The Street. It was split into three EP's that are set to be released one at a time in four month increments. A video has been shot for every song and all tracks are posted for free on Digby's website, www.digbyonline.com.

The first EP, What's Not Plastic?, was released in November, and the split lead single, "New America"/"Knocking At Your Door" is already receiving national radio airplay at both Alternative and Triple A, respectively. "New America" debuted at #9 on FMQB's Specialty Radio chart and "Knocking At Your Door" was top five most added at Triple A in it's debut week.

Digby is: Paul Moeller on vocals and guitar, Rich Oeffinger on guitar, Ben Schneider on bass, and Mark Book on drums.