Lonely Life - Dick Diver

from the forthcoming single/EP Fruits & Flowers (2014)

Coloured Stone are an Aboriginal band from the Koonibba Mission in southern Australia.  Their music is a wonderful mix of reggae, ska, funk, and rock with a cool aboriginal vibe.  Their 1984 song Black Boy remains their high water mark despite producing three decades of high-calibre, original music.

I dig that the Australian indie-rock outfit Dick Diver has covered Coloured Stone on their upcoming release, Fruits & Flowers.  This act brings increased attention to a great band.

The song Lonely Life has a pop americana vibe sounding like it could have been written on the back of a Greyhound crossing Wyoming on a fall day.  I dig the country twang, the strum of the acoustic guitar, and the harmonies.  I also like the effect of the steel drum sounding instrument (that may even be a steel drum).

If you are not familiar with Dick Diver, do yourself a favor and check them out.  Their 2013 album Calendar Days was amongst my favorites of last year.

Click Here to listen to Lonely Life on SoundCloud.

Click Here to listen to Coloured Stone perform Black Boy.

Click Here to read my blog post on Alice by Dick Diver from last year.