The first word that comes to mind when I try to describe Diagonals is, radical. The Austin five-piece perfectly blends many different things. Garage-surf-gaze guitars, an uber-infectious organ sound, danceable rock beats, touches of psychedelic reverb, all added on top of "twisted deadpan lyrics that conjure an odd mixture of optimism and doom." Their debut LP, Valley of the Cyclops, will be available February 28th on iTunes and at monofonuspress.com.
They also have a 5-track EP you can download right this second. Try on two of the new jams below, and hear more at myspace.