Welcome to the DARKSIDE, the end result of a musical marriage between guitarist Dave Harrington and electronic producer Nicolar Jaar.
Though you're talking about two musicians who come from completely different walks of life, 'Dave and Nico' have definitely found the proverbial harmony. Thus DARKSIDE was born of a hybrid of psychedelic rock and electronic music, the likes of which fans can hear on their debut full length album that dropped back on October 8, 2013.
It was Nico who cut his teeth in New York City's underground techno scene, and the release of several dance single quickly made the then-18-year-old a household name. He rolled out 2010's "Time for Us" EP and 2011's full-length "Space is the Only Noise," and everyone else began to sit up and take notice.
Harrington, as it turns out, was also running in New York circles -- but on late-night jam sessions playing bass and jazz. Eventually he would work everything from lap steel, keyboard and a multitude of effects into his bag of tricks. After joining Nico's live band in 2011, the two began to experiment with different sounds in the studio. Just like that, DARKSIDE was born.
"Psychic," the band's debut album, has been their crowning achievement thus far on the heels of 2011's DARKSIDE EP. Said to be an "uncompromising creative vision" from both artists, the project is opened (and yet anchored by) "Golden Arrow, an 11-minute track that builds to an impressive climax and truly showcases what DARKSIDE is all about.
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