Swear I'm Good At This

by Diet Cig

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about

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice-cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on ‘Link in Bio’; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on ‘Maid Of The Mist’. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.

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released April 7, 2017

Swear I’m Good At This was produced, engineered and mixed by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with additional recording at Atomic Sound in New York City, and additional engineering by Travis DeJong and Dakota Bowman. It was mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side.

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Track Name: Sixteen
When i was sixteen
I dated a boy
With my own name
It was weird
In the back of his truck
Moaning my own name
While trying to fuck
And i didn't think you had to
Go to town
And tell everybody's mom
That im
Sleeping around

Now i realize
That all my friends are
Mostly friends
With you
And i don't know
Who would show up to my
Barbecue

And i
Think you're the kind of guy
Who would
Meet me at a party and
Forget my name
And try to take me home
All the same

Now i
I'm all alone
In the grocery store
Wondering who
I'm buying all of these
Hot dogs for

And i
Think you're the kind of guy
Who would meet me at a party
And forget my name
And try to take me home
All the same

Now i
Will never barbecue again
And you can keep all of your
Shitty friends
Track Name: Bite Back
I feel like garbage
And it doesn’t mean that i’m wasted
Tell me if you can taste it
On my mouth
When i’m screaming at you so damn loud
I feel like dying
I don’t know why i’m not trying
To feel better
Don’t tell me it’s always about the weather

Can you tell
That my shoes are too big on my feet
And seeing you
Makes my boots so damn heavy

There’s pictures of you on the wall of my room
That i haven’t taken down yet what if they could summon you
And i’m trying so hard to be mad
But so far i’m just really fucking sad

Can you tell
That my shoes are too big on my feet
And seeing you
Makes my boots so damn heavy

And i am so lonely
In this big city
And everybody’s
So damn busy
And i am so lonely
In this big city
And everybody’s
So damn busy
And i am so lonely
In this big city
And everybody’s
So damn shitty

I feel like garbage
And it doesn’t mean that i’m wasted
Tell me if you can taste it
On my mouth
When i’m screaming at you so damn loud
I feel like dying
I don’t know why i’m not trying
To feel better
Don’t tell me it’s always about the weather

Something nice about knowing everyone feels hopeless
No one wants to think that they are all alone in this
Track Name: Link In Bio
They say speak your mind but not too loud and
You should love yourself but don’t be too proud
Well i’m done
Can’t always be so fun

I’m not being dramatic
I’ve just fucking had it
With the things that you say you think that i should be
Well i’m done
Can’t always be so fun

I’m done with being a chill girl
I’m trying to take over the world

Don’t tell me to calm down

I know
what i want
so please fuck off

I know
what i want
so please fuck off

Fuck off
Fuck off
Fuck off
Track Name: Maid Of The Mist
I wanna hold a seance
For every heart i’ve broken
Put them all in a room
And say get over it

I’m fine
You’re alive
You’ll be ok
In some time

And i am bigger than the outside shell of my body
And if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry

I’m fine
You’re alive
You’ll be ok
In some time

And when i first met you
I wanted to kiss you
And i
I wanted to need you
And now i’m forgetting why
I tried

And you call me
the maid of the mist
I’ll probably cry when we kiss
You’ll ask me why do i
Have to be so serious
Track Name: Leo
What’s your sign?
I wanna analyze your eyes
And what’s inside
Make it mine

Sometimes life is underwhelming
Will you be my second helping
I’m so bored by myself
Don’t wanna hangout with anybody else

You say i’m bad luck
But you can’t seem to get enough

Sometimes life is underwhelming
Will you be my second helping
I’m so bored by myself
Don’t wanna hangout with anybody else
Track Name: Apricots
I wanna kiss you in the middle of a party
I wanna cause a scene
I want everyone to know that you are with me
We’ll dance to our own beat
And i don’t care if anybody’s watching me
When i’m homesick
I go to the supermarket
I buy all the things i think my mom would get
Why did i buy four apricots
I’ll never eat them before they rot
They’ll just become an afterthought
Track Name: Barf Day
Just one birthday card sent to me
I missed my own surprise party
It’s me, i’m only 21 years old
And now i’m drinking alone
I use my phone until it dies
Just like my plants
Can’t keep anything alive
Alive

And i’m sick of being my own best friend
Will you be there in the end?

Who said i
Was a nice guy?
Not i

And i’ll tell you just what i want
I’ll tell you just what i want

I just wanna have ice cream on my birthday
Blow the candles out and wish all of my pain away

I know that you’re sorry
I just don’t care

(will you be my, my birthday date)
Track Name: Bath Bomb
I like
To stay in
The bath til
It gets cold
And i like
To see my
Hand all
Wrinkled
And i’ll stay
Til the waters drained
And i’ll stay
Til you call my name

I see my sister
My mother, i miss her
I know it’s hard
Showing the world
Who you are
(isn’t it?)

And these days
I could stay
In the bath til
I decay x2

I know you are patiently waiting
For some type of big unveiling
Of who you are
And what you mean
Outside of everyone in between
I’m sorry
I’m not that patient
I’ll never be patient
No!
Track Name: Blob Zombie
You’re doing that thing you like
But you’d rather be sleeping
Especially at night
Anxiety creeping in
I swear i’m good at this
I just want to sleep in

Your friends are going out on the town
You told them that you probably won’t be around
I swear i’m good at this
I just want to sleep in

I wanna be the best one at this
I wanna be the best one at this
I wanna be the best one at this
But i don’t wanna get out of bed
No i don’t wanna get out of bed
Track Name: Road Trip
Do you wanna go on a road trip
If you drive i’ll bring the trail mix
Make our way down to texas
And eat tacos every day for breakfast

Will you come with me?
Across the country

We can go to every gas station
Buy postcards for all our friends
Make our way to the ocean
Forget about our everyday obligations

Will you come with me?
Across the country

Don’t know which way to go
Don’t know where to call home
I lost the map
No going back
Track Name: I Don't Know Her
Take me away
Make me feel better
Tell your friends i matter
Tell me i’m special
Make me feel invincible
I wanna hear you say it louder

Cause i’m alright
I don’t wanna cry
It’s been too long
My tears are dry
And i don’t wanna feel nostalgic
For something that never happened
If i’m alright then you’ll be alright

Tell me you’re better
Not like all the others
Can we hang no strings attached
Listen to n*sync cassettes

Cause i don’t wanna make you cry
You seem like such a real nice guy
And i don’t want you to feel nostalgic
For something that never happened
If i’m alright then you’ll be alright

I will pay the price of being so damn indecisive
You will pay the price of being so damn indecisive
I will pay the price of being so damn indecisive
Track Name: Tummy Ache
Well i’m just a kid, a girl, a runt
And i’m starting to get real sick of
Trying to find my voice
Surrounded by all boys

I’ve been yelling my whole life
And finally it’s time
to make my words count
In a way i haven’t quite figured out

And i don’t need a man
To hold my hand
And that’s just something you’ll never understand x2

Can you hear me?
What if we never figure it out
What if i’m always talking too loud?
And my stomach hurts
Cause it’s hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt
And my stomach hurts
Cause it’s hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt