Sleepover Show #87: Dark Dark Dark
We knew we were in for an interesting evening when Dark Dark Dark drove up to Brighton Music Hall, the dashboard of their tour van littered with brightly colored masks. A short while later we were jammed into the green room with the band, along with members of Pillars and Tongues and Hack and a Hacksaw, who all wore those very masks as Dark Dark Dark played for us. We’ll be honest, we’re still not sure of the effect—sometimes it is funny, sometimes a little creepy. At least the music was fantastic.
Dark Dark Dark is a band that has the wonderful problem of being hard to categorize. Combining Jazz, Blues, Americana and a flair for Eastern European folk music that makes you want to sing along just as often as it leaves you stunned and looking for a place to sit and melt into the music.
Nona Marie Invie’s voice is the glue that holds it all together, her lyrics building to a crescendo as the instruments build around her, finally drifting off as quickly as a lost memory.
We captured three songs from the band. Two of them come from their latest release, Wild Go. A third, Without You, is un-released.
We had a great time with Dark Dark Dark, masks included. They are not on the road again just yet, but here’s hoping they head out again soon. Their live act is something you should not miss.
First up, the single Daydreaming:
Then, an unreleased, new song, Without You:
Finally, another off their LP Wild Go, Celebrate: