New Monsoon - Diamonds and Clay CD


Diamonds and Clay, the 5th studio album from San Francisco rock band New Monsoon.  The album features 10 original tracks that capture the sophisticated songwriting, soulful instrumental interplay, lush harmony vocals and soaring energy that have become New Monsoon’s trademark.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2013, recording for Diamonds and Clay began at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA. This state-of-the-art environment enabled the band to play the songs together, giving the record a live feel. With the foundation for each song in place, they went on to Charlie Wilson’s Sonic Zen Records in Berkeley, CA to record additional tracks including lead and harmony vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and various keyboard parts. The end result is a deeply textured sonic experience marrying the band’s raw energy with the sensitivity and craft that is afforded in the recording studio environment.

"Diamonds and Clay affirms New Monsoon as torchbearers for rock & roll with something substantive to say about the human condition. Made of sturdy muscle & heart, they stretch rock in the same winning ways as Traffic and Little Feat, where great skill, undisguised passion, and well-weathered soul combine for nourishment for folks who seek music that’s more than mere entertainment." – Dennis Cook (Dirty Impound/JamBase)


  1. Light of Day listen
  2. No Reservations listen
  3. Next Best Thing listen
  4. Tower listen
  5. From the Cliffsides listen
  6. Positive Days listen
  7. A Good Man listen
  8. Vestige listen
  9. Time Won’t Wait listen
  10. Cloud listen

Released in 2014