Black Diet perform in The Current studio

Black Diet perform "Fever" live in The Current studio. (MPR)
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Black Diet In-Studio
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  • Black Diet - Fever (Live on The Current) 03:43
  • Black Diet - State Line (Live on The Current) 02:55
  • Black Diet - Find a New Love (Live on The Current) 03:21

"A million shows. Recording an album in a month. Winter. Rebirth." That's Jonathan Tolliver's elevator speech for what Black Diet has been up to since winning Vita.mn's Are You Local? contest in March of 2014.

With the release of their sophomore record The Good One, Black Diet—Jonathan Tolliver (lead vocals), Mugsy (backing vocals), Mitch Sigurdson (guitar), Sean Schultz (keys and guitar), Garrison Grouse (bass) and David Tullis (drums)—stopped by The Current to chat with David Campbell of The Local Show and to record new tracks live in-studio.

Recorded at Shock and Audio in Minneapolis, The Good One took much less time to record than their Piñata debut Find Your Tambourine. "We're stronger as band," Tolliver says, "We came up with a process so that we could put something good together, and we're proud of it."

Black Diet celebrate the release of The Good One with a show in the First Avenue mainroom on Friday, July 24 with Southside Desire, Red Daughters and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound.

Songs Performed

"Fever"
"State Line"
"Find a New Love"

All songs off Black Diet's sophomore album, The Good One, out now on Piñata Records.

Hosted by David Campbell
Produced by David Campbell
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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    Black Diet frontman Jonathan Tolliver and bassist Garrison Grouse in The Current studio before soundcheck (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet frontman Jonathan Tolliver performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet's Sean Schultz performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet drummer David Tullis performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet bassist Garrison Grouse performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Vocalists Mugsy and Jonathan Tolliver of Black Diet dancing in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet guitarist Mitch Sigurdson performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet's Sean Schultz performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Black Diet frontman Jonathan Tolliver performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)