Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Todays new band discovery has been around for nearly three years, and has already released several albums...but I hadn't heard of them until today, so I assume many other people still haven't...
Band: Darker My Love
From: Los Angeles, CA
RIYL: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Swervedriver, Black Mountain, etc.
Here's a brief review of their new album "2" from Luke Rounda of "ThreeStarSmash.com"...
If something looks familiar, something is wrong," Darker My Love inform us atop a dingy wash of fuzzbox slag paired to shimmery clean, 'shroomed-out arpeggios. Those familiar with psychedelia will immediately bond with their new record 2, which tightropes the line between sunny, harmonized Beatles pop ("White Composition") and the ever-present wall-of-sound distortion quilt so loved by shoegazers ("Two Ways Out," "Pale Sun"), swooning and occasionally falling completely into one or the other.
Enamoured less of the inscrutable haze of My Bloody Valentine or Slowdive, Darker My Love's hunger for noisy walls of sound strays closer to the Swervedriver school of shoegaze. Tracks like the pumping, organ-spattered, "American Woman"-ish "Blue Day" and its distorted swirl start things nice and loud, paving the road for spacier jams like the Pink Floyd meets The Doors echoes of "Add One To The Other One."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:12 PM