PS I Love You Diamond Rings "Leftovers"

Ontario duo PS I Love You and Toronto’s Diamond Rings have a long joint tour coming up. They’ll kick off the tour in Washington DC, and with the release of this new PS I Love You single (with two new b-sides). Diamond Rings’ John O sings on “Leftovers,” his relaxed croon blending into the song’s thick guitar and the band’s echoing backing harmonies. PS I Love You’s Paul Saulnier sings with an energetic, Spencer Krug-like yelp; the different voice is a nice change. Listen:

“Leftovers” is out digitally 2/22, physical is out 3/29, via Paper Bag Records. Here are PS I Love You’s tour dates, with and without Diamond Rings:

02/22 – Washington, DC @ Red Palace !
02/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas !
02/24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 !
02/25 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 !
02/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Cirlce Bar !
02/28 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds (Downstairs)
03/01 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Inside)
03/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress !
03/04 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah !
03/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite !
03/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop !
03/09 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios !
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project !
03/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore !
03/12 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar !
03/15 – 19 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/22 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Brixx !
03/23 – Calgary, Alberta @ Republic !
03/24 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Amigos !
03/25 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Lo Pub !
03/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry – new venue
03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle !
03/29 – Akron, OH @ Musica
03/30 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge !
03/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands !
04/02 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears !
04/05 – Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog
04/06 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
04/07 – Toronto, Ontario @ Garrison
04/08 – Montreal, Quebec @ Casa De Popolo
04/09 – Kingston, Ontario @ Grad Club

! w/ Diamond Ring

Comments (2)
  1. PS I Love You’s “Meet Me at the Muster Station” was probably one of the most overlooked releases last year. The name of the band is probably a big part of the problem – I know I skipped over anything with their name for a while, assuming they were some form of cutesy-teeny-emo band.

    The singer/guitarist, Paul, can absolutely shred like few others in indie-rock. (Can we get him and Doug Martsch to have a duel, please?) All of the songs are intense bursts of off-kilter rock with power-pop undertones. The excitement I get from listening to the album reminds me of early Pixies (think: Something Against You, Broken Face, etc.).

    That said, this song is way laid-back with no signs of shredding or Paul’s crazy yelping. It’s a good listen, but not representative of the fiery “Meet Me at the Muster Station.” Hopefully the other tracks on this single bring back some of the intensity of their other work. I’ve been craving some new stuff from them.

  2. Took a second listen to get it.. really innarestin’. Really dug a lot of PS I Love You’s debut album, not-so-hot on Diamond Rings, but together, sounds eerily like some fantastic long-lost song by The National! Nice change, really excited to hear those PSILY B-sides though!

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