For those who simply can’t get enough of the meandering piano lines and ethereal sounds of Dark Dark Dark’s latest album Who Needs Who, Supply & Demand is proud to present three stunning, brand new tracks released especially for Record Store Day in the UK.
Each one a band favourite held back for a special occasion, these are songs from the Who Needs Who recording sessions deemed worthy of their own distinctive place. Recorded in the aftermath of a relationship breakdown between band co-founders Marshall LaCount and Nona Marie Invie, each song remains as personal as the work you’ll hear on the Who Needs Who LP, but finds small departures to explore.
On the single, “What I Needed,” Nona steps forward and sings in a way usually reserved for The Shangri-Las, her coy choir behind her, and the band doing their version of the 60’s. Sweeping romantic melody and chilling vocals still in tact, listeners are reminded of what makes the Minneapolis quintet so exceptional. Next we’re treated to the wistful “Love Lies,” the song Nona deems her best ever. Heavenly yet heartbreaking, it reflects a bittersweet realisation that all things happen for a reason, coming over like an undiscovered Mazzy Star-Beth Orton collaboration. “I Collect Things” drifts loosely in homage to friends, whilst an exclusive early-2000’s disco-house bonus remix of “How It Went Down” makes for a light-hearted take on one of the LP’s singles.
Since their 2010 debut full length Wild Go, Dark Dark Dark have toured extensively in the US, Europe and Australia, enjoyed sold out shows, appeared on Channel 4’s Live at Abbey Road, supported The National and Low, and wowed crowds at 2012’s Green Man and End Of The Road festivals. Dark Dark Dark’s success is set to continue throughout 2013 with performances at Field Day and ATP festivals as part of a full European tour this Spring, with US tour plans for the Fall to be announced soon.
DARK DARK DARK EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
Wed. May 8 – Brugge, BE @ Cactus Club
Thu. May 9 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Fri. May 10-Sun.-May 12 – Camber Sands, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by TV on the Radio)
Mon. May 13 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Tue. May 14 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturpalast
Wed. May 15 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
Thu. May 16 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
Fri. May 17 – Budapest, HU @ Toldi Klub
Sat. May 18 – Novi Sad, RS @ Club Quarter
Sun. May 19 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Mon. May 20 – Padova, IT @ Macello
Tue. May 21 – Ravenna, IT @ Hana-Bi
Thu. May 23 – Düdingen, CH @ Kilibi Festival
Sat. May 25 – London, UK @ Field Day
Mon. May 27 – Roubaix, FR @ La Cave Au Poète
Tue. May 28 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirène
Wed. May 29 – Bordeaux, FR @ La Rochelle de Palmer
Thu. May 30 – Lorient, FR @ Le Manège
Fri. May 31 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
Sat. June 1 – Paris, FR @ La Trabendo
Sat. July 20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival