Los Angeles based rock ‘n’ soul band The Diamond Light formed over long summers and weekly blues jams back in rural New Hampshire. Singer and guitarist Griffin Young began writing songs with drummer Ian Ochs almost ten years ago in Ian’s father’s band. Taking their name from a novel by Jack Kerouac, the two eventually paired up with guitarist/vocalist Brian Stanley to form the final incarnation of The Diamond Light. In 2007, the band began to make their way West, with all of the members eventually landing in Southern California.
After releasing two EPs and touring extensively around Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest, The Diamond Light teamed up with multi-instrumentalist/singer Trevor Menear in early 2012 and began writing material for a full length record. Returning producer Joseph Holiday (Seeds in the Street), and new friend/recording guru Niko Bolas (Neil Young, My Morning Jacket) helped transform their Laurel Canyon rehearsal space into a fully operational recording studio. The resulting 12 songs will form The Diamond Light’s debut full-length record, set for release this fall after their September residency at Los Angeles venue Harvard & Stone. Their electric live performances have been fueling a rapidly growing fan base – get a sample of the band’s raw energy with their video for “3 Days,” a track from their forthcoming album.