How I'm Wired by John Tejada, Diamond Day

How I'm Wired, a new John Tejada collaboration with Montreal's up-and-coming band Diamond Day is due for release on Palette Recordings.

How I'm Wired by John Tejada, Diamond Day Art by Emma Catnip of Plaid

John Tejada is a Vienna-born, Los Angeles-based electronic music composer, DJ, and professor at CalArts. Tejada's professional output of music began in 1994 and has never let up, including five albums for the revered label Kompakt, plus releases on Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research, Seventh City, Playhouse, Defected, and his label since 1996, Palette Recordings.

Tejada has also been responsible for remixing more than 100 songs for acts, including Orbital, The Postal Service, Télépopmusic, The Field, Bomb the Bass, Way Out West, Kevin Saunderson, Plaid, Psychic TV, Gui Boratto, Simian Mobile Disco, and many others.

Although it's daring to put the word "diamond" in your band name, the amount of sparkle emitted by this Montreal duo makes it completely understandable. From janky glitch-pop drums to jangly guitars on the verge of explosion, Montréal's Diamond Day reshape shoegaze into their hazy electro dreamworld. Led by Rosier's Béatrix Méthé and Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Quinn Bachand, the project began when Quinn moved to Boston as a teenager. The pair discovered an undeniable synergy after meeting at a music festival.

Every weekend, Quinn would hop on a Montréal-bound greyhound to write, record, and develop songs in Béatrix's plateau apartment. Their debut record, Connect the Dots, is a "hypnotic and shoegaze alt-pop fever dream." Méthé and Bachand enlisted a dream pop A-team - including producers Jorge Elbrecht and Feeble Little Horse's Sebastian Kinsler–to synthesize their expansive aesthetic over ten tracks. Méthé's magnetic vocals, catchy hooks, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics became the band's razor-sharp focus, cutting through Bachand's billowing noise-pop soundscapes and creating retro-futuristic euphoria.

John Tejada, Diamond Day - How I'm Wired
Release Date 19th April 2024
Label Palette Recordings

1. John Tejada, Diamond Day - How I'm Wired

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