Friday, June 27, 2008

DARKER MY LOVE RETURNS WITH SOPHOMORE LP 2; JOINS DANDY WARHOLS ON NATIONAL TOUR THIS FALL!

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2008 - A swirling mix of reverb-drenched guitars, pounding rhythms and beautiful, stratosphere-scraping harmonies, Darker My Love's ironically titled sophomore LP, 2, will be released August 5 on Dangerbird Records (Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf). The Los Angeles/San Francisco residents will unveil their new polychromatic material with dual-city residencies at various venues around both hometowns throughout July before heading out with The Dandy Warhols as main support on the band's North American tour. Prior to hitting the road with the indie rock vets, Darker My Love will celebrate their album's release with back-to-back shows at San Francisco's The Independent August 5 and the Troubadour in Los Angeles August 7. The anticipation swells as early radio supporters includes L.A.'s KCRW and Indie 103.1, as well as Seattle's KEXP.

A bombast of sound from the first note, Darker My Love's second full-length, produced by Dave Cooley, (Silversun Pickups, J Dilla), blares with the same heavy guitars and rich textures that made its debut a standout, yet now imbued with a graduated sense of melody. Over 11 tracks, the quintet, rounded out by new member Will Canzoneri on organ and clavinet, demonstrates its love for fuzzy, reverb-laden rock 'n' roll and sunburnt melodies that stick in your head long after the needle has left the groove. Kicking off with the guitar squall of "Northern Soul," the album plays out like a musical odyssey complete with shimmering guitar anthems ("Blue Day"), blasts of buoyant pop ("Two Ways Out") and gems recalling the Nuggets era ("White Composition").

2 follows Darker My Love's self-titled debut released in August 2006, which quickly garnered praise and saw the band share stages with bands including The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Kills and The Warlocks.

DARKER MY LOVE SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES RESIDENCIES

July 17 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Popscene
July 18 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
July 24 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Rickshaw Stop
July 25 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
July 26 - Seattle, Wash. @ Capitol Hill Block Party
August 5 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
August 7 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Troubadour

DIRECT SUPPORT FOR DANDY WARHOLS

September 9 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
September 10 - Madison, Wisc. @ Barrymore Theatre
September 12 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre
September 13 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
September 14 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Setpember 16 - Boston, Mass. @ Wilbur Theatre
September 17 - New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
September 19 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 20 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore at TLA
September 22 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
September 23 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center State Atlanta
September 26 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Liberty Hall
September 27 - Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
September 28 - Aspen, Colo. @ Belly Up Aspen

1 comment:

Kris Benton said...

I just found out Darker My Love is up for Yahoo! Music Who's Next. So many good bands this time around - it's gonna make it hard to choose! I love The Duke Spirit too. You should
def check 'em out. Vote here http://music.yahoo.com/promotions/whosnext/