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An Exclusive First Taste of the Mystical Dark Dark Dark

posted Sep 3, 2008, 9:43 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Sep 3, 2008, 12:58 PM ]
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Dark Dark Dark Announces US and European Tour Dates

Debut Full-Length ‘The Snow Magic’ Set For Release October 28, 2008


Get An Exclusive First Taste of Dark Dark Dark

With an Advance Listen of The Single “New York Song”


Get ready to be lured into the captivating world of Dark Dark Dark through songs of

ghosts, fermenting bodies, heavy hearts and magical dreams, which are all crucial parts of 'The Snow Magic.'




MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 2, 2008… Getting ready for the release of their debut album, The Snow Magic, set

for availability October 28, 2008 on Supply and Demand Music / Blood Onion Records, Dark Dark Dark is heading out on a European tour beginning

November 10, followed by a full US leg in December.


To kick off their touring and album release journey, the band has released an exclusive sneak peek into the world of The Snow Magic with

the introduction of the single “New York Song,” which can be heard and posted online by going to:  


“New York Song” is one of the first pieces that Nona Marie Invie  (accordion / vocals) and

Marshall LaCount (banjo / vocals) wrote together after traveling to New York for the first time from Minneapolis. The line "Being here is better

than wishing we'd stayed" was used for the title of an art installation that is currently on display at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. 

The song represents seizing the moment, not looking back and living as deeply as humanly possible.


Heavily referencing Eastern European, Americana, cabaret and folk art influences, Dark Dark Dark’s debut is the first release for SAD Music,

a label started by former Sage Francis guitarist Tom Inhaler. The album is produced by Robert Skoro (Yep Roc), and features the percussion of

Martin Dosh, Anticon recording artist and drummer for Andrew Bird.


Invie and LaCount along with Jonathan Kaiser (cello / vocals) and Todd Chandler (upright bass), come

together to create a sound that is out of step with today’s modern world of music.  From rafting down the Mississippi to hopping freight trains

across the US and Europe, the experiences of the members of Dark Dark Dark permeate their music. These haunting songs use age-old instruments

to combine heartache, death and loneliness with a persistent sense of the hope that keeps you living and moving. Songs of ghosts, 

fermenting bodies, heavy hearts and magical dreams shift the musical perspective from the dead, to the grieving, to the guilty, both

remembering the past and looking ahead to the future.  Tales of lost friends, leaving lovers behind, and casting off the things that hold us back

are crucial parts of The Snow Magic.  


Before heading to Europe, the band will play three free shows at Deitch Projects in Long Island City (see dates below)  as part of the culmination

of “Swimming Cities Of Switchback Sea,” which the New York  Times called "part floating artwork, part performance, part mobile utopia

and seemingly part summer camp for grown-up artsy kids." More info at . “Swimming Cities”

was created by the same artists who created “Being Here is Better.”


With their poignant and evocative music set to mystical choruses that linger in your memory, get ready to be lured into the captivating world of

Dark Dark Dark. Their latest EP, Love You, Bye is available now through all major digital retailers.  Look for The Snow Magic October 28, 2008.

See below for European tour stops. US show dates for December will be announced soon. For more information and the most up-to-date show listings,

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September 9, 2008                             Zebulon (w/ Callers) (Free Show)             Brooklyn, NY     

September 11, 2008                            Deitch Studios (Free Show)                     Long Island City, NY

September 12, 2008                            Deitch Studios (Free Show)                     Long Island City, NY

September 13, 2008                            Deitch Studios (Free Show)                     Long Island City, NY

September 21, 2008                            Club Hell (with Why?)                             Providence, RI  

November 10, 2008                             Floere Foefke                                        Ghent, Belgium
November 11, 2008                             TBA                                                      Lille, France
November 12, 2008                             Pop Art Café                                          Reims, France
November 13, 2008                             TBA                                                      Paris, France
November 14, 2008                             Le Sonic                                                Lyon, France
November 15, 2008                             Le Sablier                                              Rennes, France
November 16, 2008                             Le Violon Dingue                                    Nantes, France
November 18, 2008                             El Inca                                                   Bordeaux, France

November 19, 2008                             Le Caboulot                                           St. Jean Du Falga, France
November 21, 2008                             La Médiathèque Associative                   Toulouse, France