Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, a former child voice-over actor for Disney films, began the solo project Diane Coffee in late 2012 after moving from his hometown of Agoura Hills, California to New York City. Within days of his move, Fleming was struck with a vicious flu virus that kept him quarantined in his tiny new apartment for several weeks. With this down time and the boredom that being dramatically ill in a new environment afforded him, Fleming wrote and recorded what would become the first Diane Coffee album, My Friend Fish, drawing on the same enormous canon of '60s folk-pop, doo wop, and bubblegum influences that inspired Foxygen and other like-minded contemporaries. The album saw release in late 2013 and touring followed. ~ Fred Thomas
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