Diamond Youth Release Cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You”

Lead singer of the alternative rock quartet,  Diamond Youth, Justin Gilman has released an acoustic cover of  Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You” off his Grammy-award winning album,  Channel Orange. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/WiRkq0. Diamond Youth released their latest EP, Orangeon February 5th via Topshelf Records. Watch their music video for the title-track on MTV Buzzworthy here: http://on.mtv.com/Xjlcwa.

About his decision to cover Frank Ocean, aside from paying homage to the color Orange, lead singer Justin Gilman says, “I love Frank Ocean’s voice so much, I just had to learn how to play this song. I know, it’s unexpected for a rock band to cover any R&B track, but we’re weird like that. We listen to Justin Timberlake, Prince and Ace of Base too.”

Orange, recorded by Brian Mcternan (Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, The Movielife) is the follow up to the band’s well-received official debut, Don’t Lose Your Cool, recorded by Paul Leavitt (Circa Survive, All Time Low). In support of the recent release, Diamond Youth will be touring throughout March with Turnover and PJ Bond and have just announced that they will be joining Chad from New Found Glory on What’s Eating Gilbert’s first east-coast tour. Tour dates listed below.

Despite the varying musical tastes of each member in Diamond Youth, they all share a very common back catalogue of bands who have inspired and defined their developing years as budding artists. From Weezer to Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and all the way back to the Beach Boys, the influence these bands had on Diamond Youth is ever-apparent in the music they write.

Tour Dates:

3/1 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom                          
3/2 – Westchester, PA @ The Note                     
3/3 – York, PA @ New Grounds                                        
3/4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus                                                  
3/5 – Bethlehem, PA @ Gallery U                                                
3/6 – Buffalo, NY @ Sound Lab                                        
3/7 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon                                             
3/8 – Boston, MA @ Democracy Center  
3/9 – Washington, DC @ Idobi Meltdown 2013                       
3/12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft                                        
3/13 – Long Island, NY @ Glen Cove Moose Lodge    
3/14 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts                                          
3/15 – Middlesex, NJ @ Warehouse Motor Club          
4/12 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House Theater
4/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
4/17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café
4/18 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
4/24 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
4/26 – Nashville, TN @ The End
5/18 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda (Pouzza Fest)