Heartache is at the center. Every song written by frontman Jonathan Tolliver is about one thing. There are major chords, there’s dancing, and there’s plenty of boozing. Underneath, though, is pain.

Take Away Shows are not something new but everyone seems to be afraid of playing loud. Of taking the risk and playing with the same instruments you do on your record. So you can directly compare the two. Black DIet is a loud band. Black Diet is not afraid. Their music depends on the energy of cymbals ringing and amps blaring to really shine. So we decided to take over one half of Hair Police in Minneapolis one thursday afternoon, set up all of our gear, and play loud. One take, 12 mics.

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