Diane Coffee - Everybody's A Good Dog

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Shaun Fleming is a member of Foxygen. The album features Felcia Douglass of Ava Luna and Sam France of Foxygen. In December of 2012, former Disney actor and didgeridoo craftsman Shaun Fleming moved from his hometown of Agora Hills, CA to a Manhattan apartment. The move took its toll on Fleming, who soon fell ill with the flu. Fleming holed up in his apartment writing and recording songs everyday, a process that gave birth to the alter-ego Diane Coffå_ee, and her first album 'My Friend Fish'. 'My Friend Fish' was an album born out of sickness and nostalgia for the sunshine and solitude of California. Sweet, gritty, and full of life, the songs were our first glimpse into Diane's vibrant and pleasantly twisted world. According to Fleming, it was "a documentation of my new east coast existence. My acceptance and embrace of Diane. It's not surprising that after visiting the charming midwest town of Bloomington, IN (home of Foxygen's label) Fleming decided to make yet another spontaneous move. "I might just like new surroundings. Naturally the move and the return to a small town got his creative juices flowing again. Just as the move from sunny California to New York inspired a dark album with relatively optimistic lyrics, his move from New York to Bloomington inspired the new album 'Everybody's a Good Dog', a bright energetic album with relatively dark lyrics. Unlike the production limitations that defined the sound of My Friend Fish (recording drums on an iPhone, using a detuned guitar in lieu of a bass, etc) 'Everybody's a Good Dog' was recorded in proper studios with a full band, horns, and a string ensemble, finally bringing to life Fleming's deep well of talent and ideas. The album opens with the dynamic 'Spring Breathes', which erupts from sweet acapella into bursts of full band mayhem as Fleming croons about a new love. 'Mayflower' with its big brass and Motown swagger is a contender for party jam of the year, while the head-bobbing 'GovT' explores "politics involved in the music business, and the struggle to govern and be governed." 'Too Much SpaceMan', a psychedelic trip into the eyes of a jaded defense attorney, is followed by 'I Dig You Baby' on which Fleming comes unhinged as he channels early New York Dolls. The album closes with the bittersweet 'Not That Easy', which finds Fleming coming to terms with the fact that he'll never been an ordinary partner, "I will always be the lover coming home," he says. The album's unstoppable grooves and melodies were written with live performance in mind. When you hear him pouring every bit of his two decades of experience as a performer into these songs, it's clear that Diane Coå_ee is not a side project, it's The project Fleming has been working towards his whole life.
LP features deluxe packaging including embossed text and printed inserts.