Diane Coffee – “Everyday” (Stereogum Premiere)

Shaun Fleming is perhaps best known as Foxygen’s drummer, but he also fronts a side project under the name of Diane Coffee — maybe you heard him on RTJ2’s “Crown”? Diane Coffee’s 2013 debut LP, My Friend Fish, was inspired by Fleming’s move from California to New York City, and his forthcoming work will reflect a similar, arguably more drastic change of landscape. Everybody’s A Good Dog is in part a chronicle of Fleming’s transition from New York to the small town of Bloomington, Indiana, where he currently resides. Fleming was a child voice actor, a Disney star who made appearances in the Kim Possible series among other things, so it’s safe to say that small town life isn’t necessarily something that aligns with his past experiences. Regardless, Fleming finds comfort in the unknown, and says that transitions spurn creativity: “spontaneous moves have always helped to inspire my writing… I missed the quiet. I missed having a fire. I missed the color green.” Today, we’re premiering Everybody’s A Good Dog’s debut single, “Everyday,” along with a first glimpse of the record’s tracklist. Note that one of the songs, “Duet,” will feature vocals by Ava Luna’s Felicia Douglass; listen to “Everyday” and check out Diane Coffee’s tour dates below.

Everybody’s A Good Dog tracklist:

01 “Spring Breathes”
02 “Mayflower”
03 “Soon To Be, Won’t To Be”
04 “Down In The Current”
05 “Tams Up”
06 “GovT”
07 “Everyday”
08 “Duet (feat. Felicia Douglass)”
09 “Too Much SpaceMan”
10 “I Dig You”
11 “Not That Easy”

Tour dates:

09/04 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
9/17 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
09/18 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
09/19 Dayton, OH @ Dayton Music Festival
09/26 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
09/27 Champaign-Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
10/03 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West w/ Luna
10/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero w/ Luna
10/06 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Luna
10/07 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Luna
10/8 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Luna
10/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise w/ Luna
10/11 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace w/ Luna
10/13 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Hall w/ Luna
10/15 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall w/ Luna
10/16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ Luna
10/21 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge w/ of Montreal
10/22 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre w/ of Montreal
10/23 Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe w/ of Montreal
10/24 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s w/ of Montreal
10/25 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre w/ of Montreal
10/26 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room w/ of Montreal
10/27 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar w/ of Montreal
10/28 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ of Montreal
10/29 Billings, MT @ Pub Station w/ of Montreal
10/30 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 w/ of Montreal
10/31 Seattle, WA @ Neptune w/ of Montreal
11/01 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ of Montreal
11/02 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ of Montreal
11/03 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ of Montreal
11/04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater w/ of Montreal
11/05 San Diego, CA @ Irenic w/ of Montreal
11/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ of Montreal
11/07 Tucson, AZ @ Night Of The Living Fest
11/08 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls w/ of Montreal
11/09 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger w/ of Montreal
11/10 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ of Montreal
11/11 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf – Wolf Den w/ of Montreal

Everybody’s A Good Dog is out 9/4 via Western Vinyl.