Been a while, but some Dig news to share! The band has
had some activity lately, re-recording the self-titled
first album which will be released on Scott's label.
That should be out in Spring '12. The band has also be
working on lots of new songs, and plans to put out a new
album later in 2012.
There are 8 new Dig songs recorded that just need to be
mixed. No word on when/how these will be released, but
something to look forward to.
In other Dig-related news, the band The Barons
are active again, featuring guitarists Jon and Johnny
from Dig. They've got some great rocking songs
recorded, with a CD expected out soon. The line-up is:
Chuck Garric (Vocals & Guitar), Jon Morris
(Guitar), Johnny Von Baron (Guitar) Jamie Carter
(Bass), Dave Casey (Drums). Check them out at
Wow, over a year without an update. Sorry, but there's
simply been no news to pass on. It's sad to think that
the band reunited over 4 years ago (March 2004), yet
all that's come out of it in all that time are a
couple LA shows and one new track (see previous
update). Bummer. Hopefully more new songs and live
shows are in the future, but who knows.
Apparently another new Dig song ("Overhead") was used
in the 2006 film Love Is The Drug, though I
haven't been able to find more info on this yet.
Scott Hackwith has been working on doing the score for
the Discovery Channel show Bone Detectives. A
couple years ago he produced the Only Son album Drop
to the Top, and also contributed some bass and
backing vocals to it.
Johnny Cornwell is still playing in the 70s punk cover
Anyways, some site updates to mention. The web
address for this here Dig fansite has changed. Please
note that we're now located at defgav.com/dig
Please update your bookmarks/favorites! To help
celebrate the new home, a full live show from 1994 has
been added to the audio
section.. so go download that if you like. Enjoy that
and thanks for visiting the site.
6/14/07 -- new track!, "No One's There"
Check out the band's myspace
for the first new dig song in years, "No One's There".
The song will be on a compilation cd by
Poison Tree Records due in late August called Road
To Nowhere. The band will soon be back to work
on a new EP, which will hopefully be out around
August. The band will likely play some shows around
that time, too.
the current line up for DIG is:
Scott Hackwith- vox, GTR
Jon Morris- GTR, backing vox
Jonny Cornwell- GTR
Pete Reichert- Bass (a.k.a. Petey X, previously from
Rocket from the Crypt)
Dave Stedronsky- Drums
11/9/06 -- album update and some cool links
Sorry so long since an update, but I haven't had
anything new to say. But today Johnny the guitarist
was nice enough to fill me in on the progress:
"We (dig) were trying to set up a show before the
end of the year but scheduling didn't work out. So,
we're taking the rest of the year to work on the
record. Hopefully we'll be in full force by the end
of Feb. Scott's been spending alot of time on
getting his label up and running so that when we do
put out the record it will be all in place."
Good to know. I know all us fans are very excited to
hear it and wish the band the best of luck.
Dig guitarist Johnny Cornwell has a new band called No
Thanks that plays 70s punk rock covers. Their
first show will be at "On The Rox" (above the Roxy) in
L.A. on Nov 16th, 2006. http://www.myspace.com/nothankstheband
These are the only Dig videos I've found on YouTube,
but if you come across more, please let me know.
4/18/06 -- another dig show
Short notice, but I just got word that dig is playing
the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 20,
2006 at 10pm.
2/26/06-- live show recap
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to the recent
show, but dig fan Jason Evans kindly posted this brief
recap on the
dig yahoogroup: they played ten songs. they did most of the ones
you'd think they would do. it was kind of a laid
back environment. a couple of songs were kind of
sloppy, but that's to be expected with the layoff
on s/t they did unlucky, believe, tight brain,. on
runt they did we don't care, mothership. they also
did king of my world and live in sound. plus a
couple more i don't remember. i'm glad i went and
made it part of my roadtrip.
Just wanted to add to the review. The setlist for
the show was:
We Don't Care
I'll Stay High
King of My World
I'm Around (listed on the setlist, but not played)
Live in Sound
2/1/06-- a show!! dig live --
Thursday, February 16, 2006 @ the Viper Room in
For the first time in 7 years (wow, has it really been
that long?) dig will rock the stage. Johnny Cornwell
says, "We’ll be playing a lot of songs from the first
record and first 2 eps. The line-up is Scott, Jon and
I taking care of the guitars (Scott on vocals of
course), Matt Tecu from the 2nd record on drums and
our new bassist Jamie Carter. Hope to see you there."
Ticket price is $12. Opening band is Surfact. Dig goes
on at about 11pm. Must be 21+ w/ ID. There is a
"discount list" for fans to get in for a few bucks
cheaper, so if you plan to go, email me your name and
I'll pass it on. Or you can buy tickets in advance at
If I hear any news about additional shows, I'll of
course pass on the info, but I think this is the only
show planned for the time being.
1/8/06-- I recently checked in with Scott and
here's what he had to say:
the dig record is still in
i have started a label called Cassette Recordings
and i am about to release our first record by an
artist that is calling himself the Only Son. his
real name is jack dishel. he used to be in the Moldy
Peaches. the record came out great.
i signed another band called Bean Dip. almost
finished with that one. you can check them out on
the dig record will also be coming out on Cassette.
we just did
check it out. the web site is in the works.
8/17/05-- It's been a while, but finally
there's word from the dig camp about the next record.
Sweet! Johnny Cornwell told me the following: Just wanted to drop you
a line and let you know that we’re in the studio.
I know, we really are.
We have drum tracks for 16 songs thanks to Matt Tecu who was the second
drummer in “dig”. It’s great to play with him, I
never did before. For bass, which we’re in the
middle of tracking right now, we have enlisted
Jamie Carter (Capricorn) Jon and I’s
bassist from our band “The Barons”. He’s doing a
great job and fits right in with everyone. It’s
been a really great vibe so far. As soon as we
have pictures we’ll send them right out.
11/23/04-- Scott Hackwith, Jon Morris, and
Johnny Cornwell are still working on the next dig
record. It's been slow going, but they hope to pick up
the pace after the new year. This info comes from the
awesome Mr. Cornwell, who jokes that the album should
be called "snail". Hopefully they'll be able to get me
some pix and a track or two to share on the site soon.
3/26/04-- Dig is back! That's right,
recording has recently begun on a new Dig album. This
is their first activity since splitting up back in
1999. I don't have much details, but I know the
project involves the 3 original guitarists.. Scott
Hackwith, Jon Morris, and Johnny Cornwell. This should
be a great CD! Hopefully they'll play live, too. I'll
be sure to pass along more info when I hear it. Stay
Also, notice the new look of the site? I figured
since Dig was returning, I owed it to them to spruce
up the site a little. :)
2/22/04-- No updates to speak of,
really. But I thought I'd address a somewhat
frequently asked question: Where to buy dig stuff.
Well, many of dig's releases are out of print.
However, they can be found used very cheaply. So even
if you're one of those fans who only owns the first
album, you might as well shell out a couple bucks for
Defenders, Life Like, and/or Runt!
Here's a handy little search tool I made for
finding/buying Dig cds online...
Also, there are several UK cd
retailers with dig singles for sale:
Other large retailer listings with rare stuff can
Please note that the dig site does not
endorse any of these stores and can't vouch for
their trustworthiness. The exception would be
Amazon, who we're in cahoots with and get a
couple cents credit if you buy a CD from them
through one of the links above.
Another warning: since "dig" is a very common name,
it makes it hard to search for stuff from the band.
Be careful not to be fooled thinking you've found a
super-rare dig cd that you've never heard of, and
then find out it's not really the band dig, but some
other band also going by the name dig. For example,
there's a cd called "dig live 1999 @ Milton Theatre
& The Basement".. when I first saw that, I got
very excited thinking it was a live recording from
the band.. but it turns out it's really just some
Australian acid jazz album. Luckily, I didn't go
ahead and buy it. (Nothing against acid jazz, but
that would've been a huge disappointment to pay over
$20 for a cd and it turns out to be something
totally different than what you were expecting.)
Oh wait, here's one
dig-related update for you: WiLD GiFT, the band
featuring former dig guitarist Joel Graves, has
unfortunately broken up. Check out their
site to download their last recordings.. great
stuff, and i'm not just saying that. Also, I'm not
sure, but judging from their respective long-dormant
websites, I assume other dig-related bands Teen Machine
have also given it up. And The Barons, the promising
new band mentioned a year ago a couple updates down,
apparently never went anywhere.. as I can't find a
website for them or any info online. It sucks that
bands featuring former dig members haven't had very
good luck lately!
BTW, while searching for dig stuff
selling online, I found a couple pictures that I've
added to the discography.
8/6/03-- Got a great update from Scott
recently. He says he's been real busy with his music
Slogan. They do music for film and TV.
They've done spots for companies such as Budweiser,
Bombay gin, Nike, McDonalds, and the NY Knicks (the
theme song that they played before every home game
last year and next season). Check out the website at sloganmusic.com
..there are some sample videos you can watch.. dig
fans will recognize "Busstopping" in one of them.
Slogan also produces records sometimes, like recent
releases by Beachwood Sparks and The Pattern.
Currently, a group called Kinky is recording there.
Also, Scott's got a couple bands going. One,
mentioned here in previous updates, is called Glassy
and features a young lady named Zosia on vocals.
Another band is Scott (on vocals) plus Brent Rademaker
and Charlie George. At the moment they're calling the
band olo. Scott describes it as "mellow stony
music." They got a bunch of stuff recorded so far, and
plan to record more and play some live shows.
Scott was cool enough to share some olo and
unreleased dig with me. I hooked up the folks on the mailing