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Diane Coffee Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Not Ready to Go”

Internet Arms Due Out April 19 via Polyvinyl

Feb 27, 2019 Diane Coffee
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Diane Coffee (the project of Shaun Fleming) has announced a new album, Internet Arms, and shared a video for its first single, “Not Ready to Go.” Internet Arms is due out April 19 via Polyvinyl. Watch the “Not Ready to Go” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as Diane Coffee’s upcoming tour dates.

Internet Arms is the third Diane Coffee album, the follow-up to 2015’s Everybody’s a Good Dog. Joe Baughman directed the “Not Ready to Go” video. Fleming was formerly a member of Foxygen.

Fleming had this to say about the album in a press release: “It became obvious as I was writing the album, just how entangled my social/emotional self is with technology, making me more exposed and simultaneously less connected. Why are we so drawn to this existence? With Internet Arms, I had a chance to explore these questions and it became very clear to me that I have a intricate and somewhat disconnected relationship with how I perceive myself and how I project myself. After wrestling with these questions on my own, the album has become my way to broaden the dialogue, and check in with everyone to ask, ‘How are you doing in our new worlds? Are you successfully navigating both your real and your digital existence? Is this working? Is this our destiny, or is there an alternative?’”

Fleming had this to say about “Not Ready to Go” in the press release: “There’s no better way to explain ‘Not Ready to Go’ than a quote from world renowned negotiation expert Daniel L. Shapiro: ‘This is our drive to cling to an identity with which we are familiar, even if it is dysfunctional and personally damaging.’ We have all had a version of this struggle, so I wanted to open a forum, a safe place for the discussion of guilt, shame, and for not knowing how to leave a toxic situation. I find it’s like I am observing myself within the relationship but can’t quite move my physical self out of the ‘repetition compulsion’ because the emotional ties are too strong. Fear of the unknown, isolation, dependency, and a feeling of deserving all keep us from breaking free of what is poisoning us. It’s so easy for the observer to think, ‘It’s their choice,’ but all our traumas and all the reinforcements make it very difficult to see how you found yourself in these loops and how to stop them. I hope the conversation can be constructive as well, shifting to how to find the strength to step out of a bad cycle and how to recover from the trauma.”

Internet Arms Tracklist:

1. Not Ready to Go
2. Like a Child Does
3. The Look
4. Stuck In Your Saturday Night
5. Simulation
6. Internet Arms
7. War
8. Doubt
9. Work It
10. Good Lucky
11. Lights Off
12. Turn On
13. Company Man

Diane Coffee Tour Dates:

04/24 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/25 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
05/09 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #
05/10 - Washington, DC @ DC9 #
05/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #%
05/14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #%
05/15 - Boston, MA @ Sonia #%
05/16 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz #%
05/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #%
05/18 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx #%
05/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo
06/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
06/02 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown - Front Room
06/05 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
06/07 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
06/08 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
06/11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/13 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
06/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
06/15 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
06/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
06/18 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
06/20 - Kansas City, MO@ recordBar
06/21 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
06/22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
06/28 - Davenport, IA @ Racoon Motel
06/29 - Macomb, IL @ Heritage Days

# w/ Active Bird Community
% w/ Jackie Mendoza

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