Meg & Dia are a five-person band composed of sisters Meg Frampton, Dia Frampton, Nicholas Price, Jonathan Snyder, and Carlo Giminez. The half-Korean, half-Caucasian sisters (pictured above – Dia on left, Meg right) have been working together on music since junior high, and over time their primarily acoustic work has evolved into a full-blown indie rock band.The sisters are Salt Lake City, Utah natives, with Meg at 22-years-old (born April 3, 1985) and Dia at 19-years-old (born October 2, 1987). Meg speculates that their Caucasian half is of German/Swedish descent, but she is unsure, jokingly saying in an interview that “my dad is a white dude born and raised in Utah.”
In the band, Dia sings lead vocals, while Meg sings backup vocals and plays guitar. So far, their band has released two albums and three EPs.
The band had primarily promoted themselves through MySpace, eventually becoming selected as the official MySpace band at Vans Warped Tour 2006. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Meg talks about being one of only a few females at the tour.
“I think the performers were about 10% female,” Meg said. “It was hard not to notice. We got a bit tired of it; we’re trying to make that not be the focus. But we’re trying to open doors too.”
In 2006, PETA announced that Meg and Dia would be appearing in anti-fur ads for peta2. “I don’t think there is a big difference between cats and dogs or minks or cheetahs….They are all animals,” Dia said. Meg adds, “Be more aware of what you’re eating and what you’re wearing.”
“Monster,” the single off of their first album Our Home is Gone (2006), reached #110 on the US charts. Their current single, “Roses,” off of their latest album Something Real (2007) has become an MTVU music video staple. Below is the music video for it:
More photos of Meg and Dia:
Meg & Dia on the web:
Meg & Dia @ meganddia.com (official)
Meg & Dia @ myspace.com
Meg & Dia @ purevolume.com
Meg & Dia @ meganddia.org