Baltimore-based Diefenbaker was born in 2009 when Canadian exile Shari Fedak came to Baltimore on the trail of her father's killers. Lead singer and synth-nerd Shari recruited guitarist and compulsive songwriter Jeff Malice, electron master and bassist Brendan, and drummer Justin Thymine. The band quickly conjured a mix of garage rock, postpunk and new wave over a base of Britpop and American alt-rock, with a hint of everything retro. Or, as they put it, "New Order and the Replacements cover '96 Tears'." In October 2010, Diefenbaker self-released a five-song EP entitled "Diefenbaker's Day Off," described by Simon Indelicate of The Indelicates as "New Waving your face off." The band has also released a live acoustic EP and, as of November 2011, their double A-side "Got the Enzyme/Radon". Diefenbaker has built a growing, dedicated fan base thanks in part to the multimedia DIY universe engineered by Shari, including handmade band merchandise, packaging for the albums, and paintings.

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Mar 19 2010
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Under 10
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2-3 times per week
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1 night a week
35 years


Britpop, Post-punk, lots of good things!