Zoom rock band The Dig Project hits the road next week to promote their latest CD, This World We Know (Word of Mouth Records). The two month tour will take the band from New York to Florida and all states in between. The band’s newest radio single, “Dirty”, was recently released to Christian rock radio. The controversial song addresses lust, a problem that men both in and out of the church struggle with on a daily basis.
“It’s an uncomfortable subject to talk about,” admits lead singer Dan Kulp. “We wanted to write a song that would open a discussion about the topic.” The song is not about pornography per se, he adds, but about the daily struggle men have dealing with the visual sexual images prevalent in our culture.
The album also contains a song that deals sexual abuse. “We used incest to tell the story,” explains Kulp of the song “Ten Minutes from Home”. “But the goal is really to share the feelings that all victims of sexual abuse deal with, and to let them know they are not alone.” The album liner notes also contain the phone number for a rape abuse hotline.
Kulp explains the reason the band chose to include songs about lust and sexual abuse on an album that is also filled with praise rock: “You can only say ‘God is good’ the same way for so long. As a songwriter, I wanted to challenge myself to connect ‘God loves you’ with what you’re dealing with right now.”
Known for their unique brand of modern rock – dubbed “zoom rock” – The Dig Project has become a fan favorite in Western New York with both Christian and mainstream audiences. The band was a top four finalist in 2003’s “Rochester’s Most Popular Band” contest, the only Christian band competing in the annual event. They’ve performed at SoulFest, Ichthus Festival and Atlanta Fest, and won a fan-driven contest that earned them a spot opening for the headlining act at the Pro Life Music Fest in Indiana. The band aggressively tours up and down the East Coast for four to five months a year. Their current tour takes them through Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia and Florida. Complete tour dates are listed below; for more information, visit www.thedigproject.com