Low vs. Diamond is an indie rock band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 2002. They consist of Lucas Field (vocals, guitar), Anthony Polcino (guitar), Jon Pancoast (bass), Tad Moore (keyboards) and Howie Diamond (drums). Their debut self-titled album was released in April 2008 and contains the single "Heart Attack". Despite their current city of residence, Low Vs. Diamond is not only a Los Angeles band.
Despite their current city of residence, Low Vs. Diamond is not only a Los Angeles band. They are, in every sense of the word, an American band - with all of the members hailing from backgrounds as diverse as their hometown cities themselves? Seattle (vocalist/guitarist-Lucas Field), Chicago (drummer-Howie Diamond), San Francisco (keyboardist-Tad Moore) and the ?Jersey Guys? (lead guitarist-Anthony Polcino and bassist-Jon Pancoast). This melting pot of musicians was established a few short years ago when they formed Low Vs. Diamond.
While never concealing their nods to current bands ranging from U2, in scope, to the Strokes, in grit? Low Vs. Diamond are clearly possessed by those that passed before them. It's these roots that define the essence of what separates this band from the rest. Low Vs. Diamond achieve something uniquely intimate with their attention paid to songwriting. Real songwriting. You hear the complex song styling of Serge Gainsbourg, Burt Bacharach, and even Broadway. Real songs with real stories. Lyrically, Lucas weaves in themes dealing with family (such as ?Actions Are Actions? and ?Don't Forget Sister?,) and stories about saying farewell to love (?Heart Attack? and ?Wasted).? Each track on their self titled debut album is as lucid and cinematic in scope.
Kevin Bronson from the Los Angeles Times explains it best writing that the band ?stands precipitously between overwrought melancholy and chimey hopefulness, avoiding both excesses? the band's music plays to an optimism that stops short of outright glee.?