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18 Dark Bands To Watch In 2011

It’s not news that popular indie rock got a bit darker in 2010. Look no further than regular topics of conversation around here — Zola Jesus, CREEP, Cold Cave, Salem, Tamaryn, Blessure Grave, Locrian, Gatekeeper, Frank (Just Frank), Crystal Castles, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Minks, oOoOO, Silent Diane, ///▲▲▲\\\, anyone else who got labeled “witch… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Staccato Du Mal – “Walls Fade” & “Sólo Baila Sola” Video

A couple of months ago we posted “Desespero,” one of the more danceable (but dark, always) tracks from Staccato du Mal’s Sin Destino. As mentioned then, Staccato’s the decade-old minimal synth project of Miami-based Ramiro Jeancarlo, one half of industrial/power electronics duo Opus Finis. Sin Destino’s a culmination. Here’s the album’s patiently bleak, suffocated opener… More »

By: brandon / March 8, 2011 - 11:34 am

Staccato Du Mal – “Desespero”

Staccato du Mal is the decade-old minimal synth project of Miami’s Ramiro Jeancarlo, who also makes up half of nihilistic industrial/power electronics duo Opus Finis. He sings some of Staccato’s songs in Spanish, some in English, some both. Wierd’s called this new collection Sin Destino their darkest release to date. By a mile. The track… More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2011 - 4:11 pm