"She has fierce and dynamic R&B/soul voice similar to the likes of Amy Winehouse with an independent and free minded spirit similar to Janis Joplin that makes her stand out from the other on-the-rise acts coming up in the scene these days." - MusicBoxPete

Podcasts starring Brian Keith Diaz

briankeithdiaz:

First off thanks to all of my friends with podcasts for allowing me to be on their shows. Secondly thanks to everyone who has listened to anything I have had to say on these shows. It was a lot of fun and I even learned a little about myself! Check out these shows I was on by clicking on each one…

GOING OFF TRACK w. Jonah Bayer

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YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM w. Adam Santiago

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FELIZ NAVIPOD w. Tony Thaxton

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hautemessnycla:

Thanks to Lucas Huang for the awesome photo shoot in #CentralPark this weekend! Check out facebook.com/MeghannWrightMusic for the whole set! 💖📷🌸🎸🗽☀️ (at Central Park)

hautemessnycla:

Thanks to Lucas Huang for the awesome photo shoot in #CentralPark this weekend! Check out facebook.com/MeghannWrightMusic for the whole set! 💖📷🌸🎸🗽☀️ (at Central Park)

Thanks so much to Social Fix for coming out to the Bell House last Friday and for the awesome review! \m/

Celebrating Transgender Awareness

Monday night Mina Caputo (Life of Agony) and I had the honor of playing Ramapo College New Jersey Transgender Awareness Celebration. Cary Goldberg organized it for his friend Zach who is making the transition from man to woman. They asked us to sign their beautiful event poster, so I asked them to return the favor and sign mine. It was the first time Zach signed her new name: Agatha. <3

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Mansions ‘Doom Loop’ is my new ‘Let Go’ a la Nada Surf

and all of your dreams will die
like shadows who walked outside
when that daylight gets too heavy
well i won’t sing that song no more
yeah it’s ok

http://rd.io/x/QXtLRDddEb5C/

Friday April 4 catch me and The Wrongs with Jon Langford and Tatters &amp; Rags at The Bell House in Brooklyn :: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/480149-jon-langford-skull-orchard-brooklyn/

Friday April 4 catch me and The Wrongs with Jon Langford and Tatters & Rags at The Bell House in Brooklyn :: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/480149-jon-langford-skull-orchard-brooklyn/

Thanks to American Songwriter Magazine for streaming my new single today! \m/ <3 \m/

This a list of my top 12 favorite records of 2013.

1. Local Natives – Hummingbird
2. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
3. Meek is Murder – Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters
4. J. Cole – Born Sinner
5. Whores. – Clean
6. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death
7. Carcass – Surgical Steel
8. Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
9. British Sea Power – From the Sea to the Land and Beyond
10. Sheryl Crow – Feels Like Home
11. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
12. Typhoon – White Lighter
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12. Typhoon – White Lighter
A dynamic record, lush and sometimes elaborate orchestration, catchy hooks and beautifully poignant storytelling. It makes me see and feel things like flowers and stars and rainbows. I have a crush on this record. It’s like a summer fling for my synesthesia.

11. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
I have a crush on this record, too. Am I record crazy? Who cares? This album – written by such talented hit makers as MoZella and Stephan Moccio – has been dubbed “dirty south hip hop” by Cyrus. I agree with that and I like where she’s going with it. It’s fun and dirty, like a truck ride with a sexy cowboy on Molly.

10. Sheryl Crow – Feels Like Home
Stoked on this album because it really does feel like home. The songs are simple and familiar while maintaining Sheryl’s unique rock/pop/country vibe. It’s a complete album because there are sad ballads (like you want from a good country album), fun party songs (like you want from a good pop rock album) and everything in between.

9. British Sea Power – From the Sea to the Land and Beyond
At first listen, I heard references to my favorite of BSP, Do You Like Rock Music, which was confusing until I gave the full record a go. Picture a beautiful, tragic ghost; a woman who cast herself into the sea to end the pain of a broken heart. Picture the waif walking along the coast at midnight, beneath a full moon, waiting for a lover who will never return. The distant glitter of stars. The smell of the sea. The feel of your breath and heartbeat in sync with the ebb and flow of the waves. This is the soundtrack.

8. Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
This record takes me from my tweens to college to my dirty thirties. It feels like it’s cramming a young lifetime into a tight, beautifully illustrated film. It smashes in with the pumped up, hope-filled “Miracle Mile”. That tune will really get you going in the morning. The self-reflective and society examining “Tuxedos” winds us down through the middle. Finally “Bitter Poem” that evokes the bitterness, confusion and passionate pleading of George Michael’s “One More Try”. Dear Miss Lonelyhearts will help you understand relationships from the soul’s perspective. So many feels.

7. Carcass – Surgical Steel
FUCKING RIFFS BRO! All you have to say is “harmonized guitar riffs” and I am halfway to climax. Seriously though, Bill Steer and Jeff Walker are like awesome riff machines. They should get an inventor’s patent on themselves. I don’t care if they aren’t innovating as drastically or founding new subgenres of metal as they used to. THEY INVENT GOOD RIFFS THAT MAKE ME WANT TO ROCK. That’s good enough for me.

6. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death
Dirty southern garage-pop punk rock with catchy hooks. I want to drink cheap beer and whiskey and make out with a hot girl in cutoffs and a leather jacket. I want to go surfing. I want to party.

5. Whores. – Clean
“I’M GOIN’ OUT TONIGHT AND I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE COMIN’.” Power trio. Tone porn. Heavy. Fuzzy. Dark. Gnarly. Sludgy. Dirty. Sexy. This is fucking rock and roll.

4. J. Cole – Born Sinner
After listening to this a few times, I kind of started to feel like I know J. Cole. Like from down the hall, at work. And maybe we partied once or twice with co-workers and I got to know more intimate things about him. And then I really started to see what he was all about. I got a better understanding of his inner struggles, his hopes, his fears. Plus he can make a damn catchy beat. Shit’s tight.

3. Meek is Murder – Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters
Heavy, tight and dynamic. This is the true essence of a power trio. HOW DO THEY MAKE TECHNICAL GRINDCORE SO FUCKING CATCHY??? This record makes me want to murder people and save them at the same time. It makes me want to burn churches and watch cartoons. It makes me want to party. I love this record.

2. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
As one can most likely garner from this short list, I like to really get to know an artist over the course of a record. Southeastern sits you down and holds your eyes open Clockwork Orange style and forces you to intimately perceive Jason Isbell as an artist, as a man, a recovering addict, a playboy, lost soul, historian, world-weary traveller. And in understanding him, you begin to see yourself a little better. One of the most perfectly bittersweet albums I have ever had the mixed pain and pleasure of obsessing over. Timeless.

1. Local Natives - Hummingbird

Haunting and uplifting, at times crushingly heavy, this record is my favorite of 2013. Every lyric is pregnant with meaning, delivered with what feels like the desperate passion of one might only experience as someone living through the end of the world. The lush orchestration and powerful dynamic of each song sometimes makes me forget to breathe. Some songs are like melted gold. Some are like roller coaster rides. All are undeniable examples of sonic and poetic perfection. This is my true love.

 

This a list of my top 12 favorite records of 2013.

1. Local Natives – Hummingbird

2. Jason Isbell – Southeastern

3. Meek is Murder – Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters

4. J. Cole – Born Sinner

5. Whores. – Clean

6. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death

7. Carcass – Surgical Steel

8. Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonelyhearts

9. British Sea Power – From the Sea to the Land and Beyond

10. Sheryl Crow – Feels Like Home

11. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

12. Typhoon – White Lighter

 ***

12. Typhoon – White Lighter

A dynamic record, lush and sometimes elaborate orchestration, catchy hooks and beautifully poignant storytelling. It makes me see and feel things like flowers and stars and rainbows. I have a crush on this record. It’s like a summer fling for my synesthesia.

11. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

I have a crush on this record, too. Am I record crazy? Who cares? This album – written by such talented hit makers as MoZella and Stephan Moccio – has been dubbed “dirty south hip hop” by Cyrus. I agree with that and I like where she’s going with it. It’s fun and dirty, like a truck ride with a sexy cowboy on Molly.

10. Sheryl Crow – Feels Like Home

Stoked on this album because it really does feel like home. The songs are simple and familiar while maintaining Sheryl’s unique rock/pop/country vibe. It’s a complete album because there are sad ballads (like you want from a good country album), fun party songs (like you want from a good pop rock album) and everything in between.

9. British Sea Power – From the Sea to the Land and Beyond

At first listen, I heard references to my favorite of BSP, Do You Like Rock Music, which was confusing until I gave the full record a go. Picture a beautiful, tragic ghost; a woman who cast herself into the sea to end the pain of a broken heart. Picture the waif walking along the coast at midnight, beneath a full moon, waiting for a lover who will never return. The distant glitter of stars. The smell of the sea. The feel of your breath and heartbeat in sync with the ebb and flow of the waves. This is the soundtrack.

8. Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonelyhearts

This record takes me from my tweens to college to my dirty thirties. It feels like it’s cramming a young lifetime into a tight, beautifully illustrated film. It smashes in with the pumped up, hope-filled “Miracle Mile”. That tune will really get you going in the morning. The self-reflective and society examining “Tuxedos” winds us down through the middle. Finally “Bitter Poem” that evokes the bitterness, confusion and passionate pleading of George Michael’s “One More Try”. Dear Miss Lonelyhearts will help you understand relationships from the soul’s perspective. So many feels.

7. Carcass – Surgical Steel

FUCKING RIFFS BRO! All you have to say is “harmonized guitar riffs” and I am halfway to climax. Seriously though, Bill Steer and Jeff Walker are like awesome riff machines. They should get an inventor’s patent on themselves. I don’t care if they aren’t innovating as drastically or founding new subgenres of metal as they used to. THEY INVENT GOOD RIFFS THAT MAKE ME WANT TO ROCK. That’s good enough for me.

6. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death

Dirty southern garage-pop punk rock with catchy hooks. I want to drink cheap beer and whiskey and make out with a hot girl in cutoffs and a leather jacket. I want to go surfing. I want to party.

5. Whores. – Clean

“I’M GOIN’ OUT TONIGHT AND I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE COMIN’.” Power trio. Tone porn. Heavy. Fuzzy. Dark. Gnarly. Sludgy. Dirty. Sexy. This is fucking rock and roll.

4. J. Cole – Born Sinner

After listening to this a few times, I kind of started to feel like I know J. Cole. Like from down the hall, at work. And maybe we partied once or twice with co-workers and I got to know more intimate things about him. And then I really started to see what he was all about. I got a better understanding of his inner struggles, his hopes, his fears. Plus he can make a damn catchy beat. Shit’s tight.

3. Meek is Murder – Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters

Heavy, tight and dynamic. This is the true essence of a power trio. HOW DO THEY MAKE TECHNICAL GRINDCORE SO FUCKING CATCHY??? This record makes me want to murder people and save them at the same time. It makes me want to burn churches and watch cartoons. It makes me want to party. I love this record.

2. Jason Isbell – Southeastern

As one can most likely garner from this short list, I like to really get to know an artist over the course of a record. Southeastern sits you down and holds your eyes open Clockwork Orange style and forces you to intimately perceive Jason Isbell as an artist, as a man, a recovering addict, a playboy, lost soul, historian, world-weary traveller. And in understanding him, you begin to see yourself a little better. One of the most perfectly bittersweet albums I have ever had the mixed pain and pleasure of obsessing over. Timeless.

1. Local Natives - Hummingbird

Haunting and uplifting, at times crushingly heavy, this record is my favorite of 2013. Every lyric is pregnant with meaning, delivered with what feels like the desperate passion of one might only experience as someone living through the end of the world. The lush orchestration and powerful dynamic of each song sometimes makes me forget to breathe. Some songs are like melted gold. Some are like roller coaster rides. All are undeniable examples of sonic and poetic perfection. This is my true love.