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Turntable Interview: Diamond Rings

If you want to see a serious stage shows, John O'Regan a.k.a. Diamond Rings is your guy. When he plays live, he manages to fill a venue with a visceral energy that gets your heart pumping and feet moving, as he spins around the stage like a whirling dervish in sequined spandex. He's expending so… More »

By: Melissa Locker / December 20, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Watch Diamond Rings On Leno

Last night, Canadian synth-glam sprite Diamond Rings followed up his appearance on Letterman by visiting The Tonight Show, once again playing recent single "I'm Just Me." John O'Regan's whole future-pop visage fit in surprisingly well with all the pink neon in Jay Leno's set. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2012 - 11:37 am

Watch Diamond Rings On Letterman

On Friday night's episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, the glammed-out Toronto synthpopper Diamond Rings made an appearance, performing the anthemic recent single "I'm Just Me." John O'Regan, you will probably not be shocked to learn, has stage presence to burn. Letterman: "Don't look at them lasers!" Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2012 - 10:12 am

Stars, Diamond Rings, California Wives @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 10/18/12

A slice of Canada descended upon L.A.'s Mayan Theater as Stars and Diamond Rings lit up the crowd armed with plenty of synthesizers and sparkling disco balls. Stars are touring in support of their latest album, The North, while Diamond Rings are preparing to release their album Free Dimensional. Chicago based California Wives also opened… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 19, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Watch Diamond Rings Debut “Runaway Love,” Cover Smashing Pumpkins

Canadian synth-glam sprite Diamond Rings has a new album called Free Dimensional dropping soon, and we've already seen the extremely early-'90s "I'm Just Me" video. John O'Regan, the man behind the project, recently played a Morning Becomes Eclectic session at KCRW, debuting a bunch of songs from the LP and covering the Smashing Pumpkins' sighing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2012 - 2:41 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME BRYCE HARPER in the mix again for videos of the week, and you know exactly where this is going (nods head toward top of the post). But, there's some other stuff worth talking about too, videos with much less overt references to the JFK assassination. Shall we? More »

By: Corban Goble / June 29, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Diamond Rings – “I’m Just Me” Video

Frequent Best Videos Of The Week artist Diamond Rings has broadcasted his plan to release the Special Affections LP followup in very logical fashion: via music video. The track is called "I'm Just Me," and the album is yet untitled; the video is directed by Jared Raab, and it is smokey and glam and full… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Diamond Rings Cover Teenage Fanclub

On his version of the shambling 1995 Teenage Fanclub hit "Mellow Doubt," Toronto synthpop chameleon Diamond Rings strips away all the acoustic guitars and replaces them with bubbly old-school house piano. Listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2011 - 11:33 am

Diamond Rings – “You & Me” Video

Diamond Rings dropped the video for "You & Me" a little earlier, a whimsical clip involving some dream-obsessed kids. Works for me. Also John O'Regan rambles around like some kind of indie rock sorcerer. Which is cool. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Austra – “Lose It (Diamond Rings Remix)”

Two of Toronto's electro-pop rising stars cross tracks on this one, a remix of ascendent BTW Austra's big single "Lose It" by John O aka Diamond Rings. It's freely downloadable: Austra - "Lose It (Diamond Rings Remix)" The MP3 is the second installment of a six-part weekly "Rainbow Remix" series Diamond Rings is rolling out… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 24, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Matters – “Wild Steps” (Stereogum Premiere)

With all the attention that Diamond Rings, aka John O'Regan, is receiving (partially because of stunning videos like his recent "It's Not My Party" clip), it's easy to think that Matters is his new side project. But Matters is actually a re-named version of his pre-Diamond Rings band, The D'Urbervilles. The re-invigorated Toronto four piece… More »

By: jessica / April 5, 2011 - 2:31 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Diamond Rings, Katy Perry, The Dø, and directing team DANIELS. There are some cool tricks to some of these videos -- SixToes stretches a seven-second shoot to four minutes, DANIELS put green screen cloth around the heads of puppies to turn them into skateboards, and Kenton Slash Demo… More »

By: jessica / April 1, 2011 - 6:13 pm

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you're looking for a way to close out your SXSW, come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2011

The March edition of our Monthly Mix series runs the gamut from South London mixtape hip-hop, to lady-baiting R&B, pop, to lady-fronted arpeggiated-vocal ukulele/sax funk. Or at least it runs that gamut within its first three tracks. There are plenty of collaborations (the lead harmonizers from Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, harmonizing; PS I Love… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 10, 2011 - 3:09 pm

PS I Love You – “Leftovers” (Feat. Diamond Rings)

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'… More »

By: jessica / February 15, 2011 - 4:23 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece -- when the author of that year's article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about "due diligence": kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's most watchable videos include new, color-saturated clips from Flying Lotus, Willow Smith (!), and Kaybelrex, and mesmerizing videos from Soars, Hundred In The Hands, and Glasser. Sometime between watching these videos, take a look at this 20/20 investigative report on the music industry and music videos from back in 1980. Here they talk… More »

By: jessica / October 22, 2010 - 1:21 pm

Stereogum & Popgun STEREO★GUN CMJ Party, Santos Party House, NYC 10/20/10

Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the actual happening, people got especially excited about Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., who found themselves with a relatively raucous, packed room by the time they played their basement set. There were… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010 - 11:44 am

STEREO★GUN: MP3 Primer, RSVP Reminder

If live music is a thing you enjoy, you could do worse than to visit our fair city next week -- from like noon until whenever you get tossed out of your evening destination, from Tuesday to Saturday, there will be bands playing all over the Lower East Side, and Williamsburg, and other neighborhoods you've… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 15, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Stereogum & PopGun Present STEREO★GUN: ALL NIGHT LONG 10/20/10

Every autumn NYC's week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend on official CMJ bizness even receive a canvas tote bag of promotional garbage. Also there are panels? I'm told There Will Be Panels. Joking aside, in its 30th year CMJ… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 4, 2010 - 11:42 am
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