We Cry Diamonds

We Cry Diamonds

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Indie rock trio We cry diamonds balances a loose and gritty production style with lyrics that simultaneously lament and poke fun at the trivial hangups of this generation. Pulling inspiration from bands like Metric, Ting Tings, and Weezer, WCD is a little bit rock, pop, punk and 100% fun.

Biography

We Cry Diamonds started on a Sunday afternoon in the garage/studio of Kevin and Jess Penner, and roommate / bass player Daniel Roberts. After working together over the course of a year on various projects, the trio decided on a whim to record one song - spontaneously and under two stipulations - that the song would be written, tracked and mixed on the same day, and that it would be done with minimal takes/editing. In just under six hours, “Oh my my my oh” (the bands first single) went from idea to fully fledged finished recording. It was such a fun and refreshing experience that the trio decided to continue (under the same parameters) until a record was produced. The basic idea of the project / band is to let things develop naturally and quickly, without the time to second guess or over analyze. The record that resulted; “Lets all pretend we’re not who we are” turned out to be an energetic, dynamic, fun and witty snapshot of three people who are willing to take a risk, open and door, and let it all hang out.

Lyrics

Oh my my my oh

Written By: We cry diamonds

Eyes, eyes on the prize
eyes forward when you’re telling the lie
I swear I just don’t know
I don’t know anything, I swear I don’t know anything

Oh we keep on going ‘cause we can’t say no
Oh oh why why why oh my my my oh
Oh we keep on going till we lose our soul
Oh oh why why why oh my my my oh

Push, push towards the goal
it’s not enough if you don’t lose your control
I beg, borrow and steal
just to feel feel feel, just to feel yeah

Oh we keep on going ‘cause we can’t say no
Oh oh why why why oh my my my oh
Oh we keep on going till we lose our soul
Oh oh why why why oh my my my oh

mmmm it feels so good
it feels so bad
mmm to have the things you just can’t have

Oh we keep on going ‘cause we can’t say no
Oh oh why why why oh my my my oh
Oh we keep on going till we lose our souls
Oh oh why why why oh my my my oh

Discography

"Oh My My My Oh" (single) - January 24, 2012
"Let's All Pretend We're Not Who We Are" - unreleased