Black Diet’s Jonathan Tolliver Dishes on Soul Funk Sound

Black Diet at KVSC concertMinneapolis garage soul band Black Diet are one of the most talked about up and coming local bands around the Twin Cities. They’ve won several local awards including Vita.Mn’s Are You Local? 2014 and First Avenue and Radio K’s Best New Bands of 2013.

Black Diet released their debut full length album “Find Your Tambourine” on April 19, 2014. Prior to playing at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert and the Red Carpet Nightclub, lead singer Jonathan Tolliver talked on the phone with KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau. McIntosh and Brosteau talked with Tolliver about their recent performance on the TPT program The Lowertown Line.

They also talked about the origins of the name Black Diet, and the band’s evolving sound, drawing comparisons to bands like Fitz and the Tantrums and LCD Soundsystem. Black Diet will be touring around the festival circuit this summer, and are currently working on their sophomore album. 

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