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Diet Cig Turns a Crappy Birthday Around in Their Video for “Barf Day”

The duo goes cake-smashin'.

Dan Ozzi

Birthdays are high-pressure situations. On the inside, you're grappling with the weight of aging, but outside, you're playing host all day which means you have to look extremely thrilled when people give you gifts, even if what they're giving you indicates how little they actually, like, GET YOU as a person. You've gotta go through the whole candle-blowing-out rigmarole and if you don't look happy enough, everyone will be like, "What's wrong? Are you not having a good time? You can't be upset on your birthday! Have a good time on your birthday. PLEASE HAVE FUN. YOU HAVE TO HAVE FUN ON YOUR BIRTHDAY." And to top it all off, you're wearing some fancy birthday outfit when you'd probably just be happier sitting around in your favorite pair of jeans with the huge hole in the crotch. Diet Cig feel you, and the two-piece has found the remedy: Namely, ice cream and rockin' guitar riffs.

Watch as The World's Most Energetic Band™ turns a bummer birthday into a full-on ice cream bash in their video for "Barf Day" with just a few frozen treats and some minor auto theft. The song is off the band's debut LP, Swear I'm Good at This, one of the most refreshingly fun albums of the year. Buy a copy here and check out the duo's tireless live show as they tour with SPORTS and Ratboys at the dates below. Bring popsicles.

June 06 - Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp #
June 07 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
June 08 - Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall #
June 09 - Indianapolis, IN @ Musical Family Tree #
June 10 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #
Sep 07 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *
Sep 08 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sep 09 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre *
Sep 10 - Portland, ME @ SPACE
Sep 11 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
Sep 12 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Sep 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr Smalls *
Sep 14 - Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery at Kenyon College
Sep 16 - Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge *
Sep 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
Sep 23 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Sep 25 - Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Sep 26 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix VZW
Sep 28 - Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie Rock Club
Sep 30 - Osimo, IT @ Loop
Oct 02 - Vienna, AT @ B72
Oct 04 - Munich, DE @ Orange House
Oct 05 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Oct 06 - Denmark, CP @ Stengade
Oct 07 - Hamburg-St. Pauli, DE @ Molotow
Oct 09 - Köln, DE @ Blue Shell
Oct 10 - Münster, DE @ Gleis 22
Oct 12 - Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre
Oct 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham
Oct 14 - Lancashire, UK @ Lancaster Library
Oct 16 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Oct 17 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's
Oct 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Oct 19 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Oct 21 - Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
Oct 23 - Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
Oct 25 - London, UK @ Moth Club
Oct 26 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

# = w/ SPORTS
* = w/ Ratboys