How does a solo studio project rise from the graves of previous projects to become a full-fledged band? How does one overcome the desertion and heartbreak that are the inevitable impetus for any new artistic venture? When something shows as much drive, dedication, and craftsmanship as Debt Cemetary, it has a certain artistic pull to musicians and music fans alike. What began as a writing exercise borne of the need for catharsis and a studio session that could have amounted to nothing but a highlight reel for frontman Davey Knight quickly turned from a fledgling project to a burgeoning five-piece behemoth.
Dig It Yourself, released on Thousand Islands Records, shows what happens when a band refuses to let music stay buried.