Singer/guitarist Keith Gladsyz and singer/visualist Jenn Penn left Brooklyn in 2009 for the Catskill Mountains to focus on keeping bees, raising horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, farming, and above all, making music. They bought and transformed a winery into a living and recording space, and thus was born Farmlite Studio.
Along the way they met Jeff Harrigfeld, drummer and owner of the local record and music shop, and have been playing as a trio ever since. 'Beautiful Blackout' is about their compelling transition from city life to country living.
CMJ calls Diet Kong 'a unique, raw, and unpolished blend of spastic dance rock', and the Deli Magazine cites them as 'a stirring musical apparition, with Arcade Fire-like appeal'.