Darkside 'Spiral' (Matador)

pre order: release date 23/07 

 

Darkside are an American rock band formed in
Providence, Rhode Island in 2011. The group consists of
Chilean electronic musician and vocalist Nicolás Jaar and
American multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington. Jaar and
Harrington first met while studying in Providence through
their common friend and saxophonist Will Epstein. In the
summer of 2011 they toured Europe and Australia in
support of Jaar’s breakthrough debut album ‘Space Is
Only Noise’.
 Upon returning to Providence, they continued to write
together, releasing their self-titled EP in 2012 and their
critically acclaimed debut album ‘Psychic’ on Matador
Records in October 2013. The album was met with
glowing reviews, including a 9.0 from Pitchfork and The
New York Times calling it “the soundtrack to a lost David
Lynch sci-fi movie.”
 In the summer of 2018, Harrington and Jaar rented a small
house on Lenni-Lenape territory, which is present-day
Flemington, New Jersey. The group spent a week there,
making a song a day. While it would take another year and
a half to complete their second album, six songs from the
band’s new record, ‘Spiral’, were written and recorded
during this initial session.
 “From the beginning, Darkside has been our jam band.
Something we did on days off. When we reconvened, it
was because we really couldn’t wait to jam together
again,” says Jaar. Harrington echoes this, “It felt like it was
time again,” he said. “We do things in this band that we
would never do on our own. Darkside is the third being in
the room that just kind of occurs when we make music
together.”
 2LP in gatefold sleeve with printed inners.

Darkside 'Spiral' (Matador)

£21.00Price