Pale Dian is Ruth Ellen, DK, and Nicholas Volpe. They make noisy dream-pop based in Austin, TX. Formed in 2015, they ride the ashes of their previous project, Blackstone Rngrs, into smudgier, esoteric terrains. Their debut Narrow Birth is set for a June 2016 release via Manifesto Records, the current home of Dead Kennedys, legendary psyche-pop band the Turtles, and modern signees Puro Instinct, Cellars, Band Aparte, and Drinking Flowers.
The record explores power and weakness, birth and decay, love and abandonment, beauty and abrasiveness. Narrow Birth refers to both the fragility of life and the complete and utter randomness that we, as humans, even exist on this planet in the first place. It exposes the nakedness confronting us all: here is me, and there is you, so now what?
"You may not know it yet...but Pale Dīan are about to become one of your favorite new bands of 2016. Hailing from Austin Texas, these are the dreamy swirling melodic sounds inspired by classic 4AD artists like Cocteau Twins and Lush, and just as surely will thrill you fans of Them Are Us Too and Drab Majesty...Mark my words." - Michael Stock (KLXU, Los Angeles)