Diamond Lake is an American rock band formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2012. Originally born as a natural extension of career designer duo Jarrod Riddle (vocals, guitars, keys) and Ollie Bauer (drums, programming), the band was built around minimalist aesthetics and textural use of electronics to augment their sound. The name was inspired by the idea that music takes you to a "place" and the visuals that the name creates.
Shortly after recording their first studio album Spirits (2014), Diamond Lake relocated to Minneapolis and added Andy Gruhn (bass/keyboards) to expand their sound and began writing new material. The sound has grown organically from introspective acoustics to dynamic, melody-driven, danceable rock. The band define their music as electro rock or dynamic pop and their sound pairs well with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, On An On, Jimmy Eat World, Menomena, Sir Sly, Kins, The Moth & The Flame, Bad Suns and We Barbarians.