Diane Coffee signs to PV !! New album, Internet Arms, out 4/19 + music video for
Diane Coffee signs to PV !! New album, Internet Arms, out 4/19 + music video for "Not Ready To Go" & spring tour dates
Posted 02/27/2019

Please join us in welcoming Diane Coffee to the Polyvinyl Family!

The eclectic pop project of Shaun Fleming returns with his third record Internet Arms, out April 19. In the years since releasing his last album Everybody's A Good Dog, Fleming has been touring his bombastic live show and indulging his dramatic side by starring as King Herod in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's acclaimed staging of Jesus Christ Superstar.

On Internet Arms, Fleming embraces an even bolder glam pop sound and questions modern society's tangled relationship with technology. "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," he says. "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 an intricate and somewhat disconnected relationship with how I perceive myself and how I project myself."

Diane Coffee shared the album's first single today, the sweeping opening track "Not Ready To Go," via a music video directed by Joe Baughman. "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,'" says Fleming. "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. Fear of the unknown, isolation, dependency, and a feeling of deserving all keep us from breaking free of what is poisoning us."

Internet Arms is available for pre-order now in the Polyvinyl Store. Grab a PV exclusive Early Bird on 180-Gram Clear Fuchsia or Mint Green if you're feeling fresh. Add some glowing merch to your basket and remember, you can't hug your children with internet arms.

Alongside today's announce comes a North American tour – tickets onsale Friday, March 1:

  • 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