Philadelphia’s Dark Blue is a supergroup of sorts, comprising John Sharkey III of Clockcleaner, Andrew Mackie Nelson of Ceremony, and Mike Sneeringer of Strand Of Oaks (formerly Purling Hiss). The band’s debuting the B-Side of their forthcoming 7″ today, which is described as a concept release centering on Philly’s post-industrial landscape. “Delco Runts” is specifically about the time Sharkey spent living in Delaware County. He describes the hardening experience in a press release:
It’s a place that toughens you fast. Far harder to succeed than Philadelphia proper. The peril is real but unassuming to the initiated. It’s crushed your chances of being a real person before you even know it.
The new Dark Blue 7″ is out 1/15/2016 via 12XU.