Dikembe Joins Tiny Engines


• Debut LP Broad Shoulders out early 2012
• Exclusive song stream @ Alternative Press
• Live Video: “Sorry I Can’t Stick Around
• Limited-edition tape (Jeremy Records) available @ FEST


Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) is stoked to welcome Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe to its growing family of bands. The label will release the quartet’s debut full-length, Broad Shoulders, on 12″ vinyl and digital formats in early 2012. Pre-orders will launch at the beginning of December.

Featuring front man Steven Gray and bassist Ryan Willems from fellow Tiny Engines roster mates Wavelets – as well as members of Senders (Kiss of Death) and The Young Hookers – Dikembe is putting the final touches on the 11-song LP, which is its first official physical release. Earlier this year the outfit released a free digital EP, Chicago Bowls, to a good amount of blogosphere and message board acclaim. You can download those four songs here.

To celebrate today’s announcement, the band and label have teamed up with the folks at Alternative Press to debut the song “Librarians Kill For That Kind Of Quiet” Swing by the site and listen to the exclusive stream of this brand new track here.

While we’re on the topic of new cuts from Broad Shoulders, Dikembe recently premiered a live video at Punknews.org for “Sorry I Can’t Stick Around.” Shot by Jeremy Silveira at Turkey Town in Gainesville, go here to watch the band kill it with a live version of what will be the album closer. Additionally, this past summer four piece contributed “That’s How What Works” to the Topshelf Records 2011 Label Sampler. This compilation features some of the very best of the underground emo / punk scenes, including CSTVT, Pianos Become The Teeth, Touché Amoré, Moving Mountains, Restorations, Balance And Composure, La Dispute, Grown Ups, Everyone Everywhere, Bars Of Gold and much much more. To download the track from Dikembe and 67 other amazing songs, go here.

In related news, Dikembe will be making a hometown appearance at The FEST this weekend. The boys play at Loosey’s on Sunday at 7:40 p.m. alongside fellow Tiny Engines outfit Restorations, as well as Nightlights, Junior Battles, Dig It Up, Failures Union and more. Dikembe will have copies of a “FEST-exclusive” cassette tape from Jeremy Records titled Every Time You See Me I Look Like I Hit The Lotto Twice. The tape is limited to 30 copies and includes two new songs from Broad Shoulders, the four tracks from Chicago Bowls as well as offerings from six other Florida bands you should be listening to.

Finally, it’s worth noting that a big chunk of the Tiny Engines’ roster (Tigers Jaw, Look Mexico, Annabel, Wavelets, the previously mentioned Restorations and of course, Dikembe) will be playing at FEST this weekend. For a quick recap and show details, go here. Check em out and say hi for us!

Be sure to follow Tiny Engines’ Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages for more exclusive streams, mp3s and videos from Dikembe over the next month!

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