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Pop / Rock / Indie

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Draper, UT





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Official Site: Meg & Dia Website
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On how it all started: For Christmas when we were kids, ironically Dia got the guitar and I got the karaoke machine. We quickly learned, however, what we were natural at and destined to become. She became really focused on her voice and began singing little country ditties at local county fairs and retirement centers. I started out playing whatever was on the radio or whatever happened to be in my buddies' CD player. My dad was a DJ in his early twenties so he had quite an extensive record collection that I listened to occasionally. After I experienced my first heartbreak and I thought the world was going to end, the natural way to console my tattered heart was to write a song. Of course my parents, being the supportive and loving caretakers they are, showered me with much undeserved praise and encouraged me to keep writing. My sister and I heeded their advice and began writing and playing original songs together." Meg

On songwriting: It begins with a dream. Somewhere in between plunging off a cliff without any hope of reaching the bottom and finding myself nude in English class, a soft melody plays from a concealed jukebox. At this point I spring from my bed, grab my guitar, and if I am concerned about disturbing my sister, rush into a closet. Here, within my cube of concentration, is the moment when either a song is born or dies a slow nameless death. I repeat the jukebox melody several times in my head. Soon a chord progression and a song structure are laid out. The middle of the night is the paramount time to write lyrics. All day long thoughts are collected and as I lie in bed they are rearranged and settled. So by the time I am roused from sleep for a song writing session my thoughts are most focused and intense. After jotting down the basic structure and lyrics, I fall into bed reluctant yet exhausted and a bit apprehensive to how the song will take shape in the morning. The song is then presented to Dia. If she approves she'll learn the vocals, which she almost always recites perfectly after hearing it the first time. She'll then proceed to add her little quirks and particulars. Occasionally, after I have explained the lyrical content, she will modify a few lyrics here and there to convey the meaning more accurately." - Meg

On inspiration: I write my songs about anything that can make me laugh, or cry, or really happy, which would usually be one of the two "L's": love and literature. If I'm not writing songs, or playing the guitar, I will most likely be found reading. I love English or British Literature written in the 18th and 19th centuries. You know, really old, classy fairy-tale stuff. Also, any American Literature from the 20's. I love Fitzgerald, Salinger, and Steinbeck. "Monster", the first single from Something Real, is about East of Eden written by Steinbeck. "Indiana", a favorite on the album is about the book, Indiana, written by George Sand. I stayed up late finishing that book. After I turned to the last page and my eyes fell upon the last word, I hurled the novel to the floor and called my sister. Wailing with sobs of uncontrollable volume (my neighbors can confirm this), I asked her how to soothe my tender heart. With slight annoyance in her voice, after patiently listening to my lamentations, she said very calmly and matter-of-factly, "Meg, write a song." Well, O.K. And that's pretty much how it happens most of the time." - Meg

The All-American Rejects
Say Anything
The Honorary Title
Army of Me
Jet Lag Gemini
Push to Talk
These Enzymes

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Amazing! Now I'll eat pomegranates all the time! http://t.co/tL6hjL9Y http://t.co/xFSlSpnX via @pinterest
about Oct 08 via Twitter
I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/KIe6l2Dk Campfires
about Oct 05 via Twitter
Thank you for your ideas for a title for my new song "Keep Calm and Carry On" Thanks to @Judith Generoso for the title:) You win a chandler
about Aug 07 via Twitter
Julys "First Thursday" Design: 2nd batch of Stupendous Chandler Keychains. Pre-Order begins tomorrow! 50 Available http://t.co/MRKwjDDT
about Jun 27 via Twitter
Do you know Jon Cheese? I do! NEW blog! ~Meg http://t.co/3tpOxnj8 http://t.co/gyzP6RAX
about Jun 25 via Twitter
NEW blog called "Director In The Sky" about @diaframps and my musical journey! http://t.co/eQfH1Z7q http://t.co/CHmfVtHO
about Jun 22 via Twitter
NEW blog called "Director In The Sky" about that "calm before the storm"! ~Meg http://t.co/eQfH1Z7q http://t.co/raBw65OC
about Jun 22 via Twitter
We're in Santa Fe today @ Santa Fe Sol, doors @ 6:30pm & tomorrow, we're in Taos. Come out to a show! More tour dates @ http://t.co/uswIMPCJ
about Jun 18 via Twitter
I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/P0FRb65n Harlem Riva blizzuuz
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Driving to Portland, OR now for the beginning of our June tour! Come out and see us? Tour date info here: http://t.co/bluZG6ho
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Comments (529)

  • Lee Edwards said:
    You are amazing so pure keep up the good work :) Apr 12
  • Sophie Harley said:
    Your music is cake and u ladies are hot! :) Feb 12
  • Anica said:
    Hey,You should give " Like Giants" a chance and check them out. Amazing music, & Amazing guys! Click Like, and tell me what you think. Pass the word, and tell your friends about them. thanks XOXO http://www.facebook.com/likegiantsmusic Nov 27
  • Teriyakhi said:
    Dia, you're the one in "THE VOICE" right? Sweet! :) Oct 25
  • atlfan023 said:
    http://www.purevolume.com/malloryiii please check it out! Sep 17
  • You Are Luv'd said:
    Saw Dia on "The Voice".... she has awesome vocal talent Jun 15
  • John Royals said:
    I like the way you guys sound, its cool. Jun 13
  • Felipe Massuyama said:
    loveit:D Jun 09
  • SuPa said:
    good luck in "The Voice" DIA!! May 26
  • Stephanie Lynn said:
    < 3 Apr 12
  • Dragon_Fly said:
    black wedding!!! :o pleaasee! Dec 15
  • Earl Wayne said:
    Hi Meg and Dia fans, my name is Earl! Im trying to get some people to give my acoustic music a listen an add! If your interested in Acoustic music give me a shot! www.purevolume.com/iliketheidea! Also hit me up, I love to chat about music and stuff! Thanks for your time! Peace!:) Dec 07
  • Drew Lincoln said:
    Love them and they are so cute! Met them at warped tour :D Oct 12
  • PrinceJohn said:
    this band reminds me about the past.. keep it on guys Aug 03
  • Selena said:
    You like music right? Hard Rock/Female Vocals? HELL YEAH! Check out my bands single "Make Way!" And don't forget to friend us! Thanks! www.purevolume.com/pooreve Jul 30

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