The Diggs have been around since 2003 and don’t much appreciate the emo label that’s oft apllied to them, instead they focus on being melodic have a classic approach to classic rock instruments – they play them. So it’s not emo per se, just emotional.
It’s guitars all the way for the NYC guys and they describe their style quite accurately: Mid-nineties indie rock and ethereal English pop with a touch of shoegaze. The choruses are poppy indeed (though I wouldn’t call the overall sense I get from the songs as Britpop) and Everyone’s Starting Over will regail your 90s-rock nostalgic needs (think Sonic Youth’s Goo). Moreover, the remix updates it, giving it a more space-y, electronic blur, especially the bubbly keyboard that contrives a bit of “happy” over guitarist/vocalist Timothy Lannen’s melancholy tone.
Get it here:
You can hear the original and read a review here.
And you can buy their LP, Commute, here.