Who Needs Who
, the new album by Dark Dark Dark
, is a stirring and rich body of songs that sees the band breaking ground and settling into the strengths of a quintet that has worked incredibly hard, both on the road and in their personal lives. The band's commitment to their music has proven to be a double-edged sword.
The first single, "Tell Me," which premiered earlier today on Pitchfork, finds Dark Dark Dark setting a new tone for their avant-garde pop. The beat is up, the drums and bass propel the song, and Nona Marie Invie's voice soars between impassioned yearning and a resigned, empowered hope that reveals wisdom.
It's no minor detail that Nona and Marshall LaCount, Dark Dark Dark's co-founder and producer, were in a serious relationship that ended in early 2011, with a year solid of touring commitments ahead of them. Despite increased tensions and heated arguments, the band showed immense patience and commitment to the music and their friendships. Ultimately, a five-month hiatus at the end of 2011 and early 2012 allowed the band to heal, reflect and refocus. When the band reconvened in New Orleans, the initial awkwardness gave way to the creation of some of their most beautiful and revealing work to date. Who Needs Who
will be released October 2nd, 2012 on Supply & Demand Music. Since their last full length, 2010's Wild Go
, the band has toured extensively in the US and Europe, enjoyed sold out shows, national radio appearances, and support dates for bands like The National and Low. They've had TV placements on Grey's Anatomy, Parks and Recreation, and American Idol, and their appearance on the UK's Live From Abbey Road was a highlight of the season. Dark Dark Dark will have a full US tour to support the release of Who Needs Who
, followed by shows in Australia and Europe.
Stream Dark Dark Dark's new single "Tell Me" below: WHO NEEDS WHO TRACKLISTING:
1. Who Needs Who
2. Tell Me
3. Last Time I Saw Joe
4. Patsy Cline
5. Without You
6. How It Went Down
7. It's A Secret
8. Hear Me
9. Meet In The Dark
10. The Great Mistake