Following relentless touring, personal struggles and even a five-month hiatus, Minneapolis/New Orleans quintet Dark Dark Dark reconvened and released the album Who Needs Who on Oct. 2.
The day after the album release, the band hit the road once again.
It’s no secret that frontwoman Nona Invie and bandmate Marshall LaCount’s past relationship caused much tension within the band when they called it quits as a couple. But after Dark Dark Dark’s hiatus and its reunion in early 2012, it’s easy to hear that the members’ hard work, experiences on the road and their time spent scattered across the country have led to some of their most beautiful music to date.
The album is full of varied instrumentation — with trumpets and clarinets and powerful piano-laden tracks. A New Orleans jazz influence can certainly be heard, but putting a label on the band’s genre isn’t easy.
The band calls itself chamber-folk, but Who Needs Who also contains atmospheric-sounding pop music, propelling drum and bass guitar tunes, and classic indie sounds complete with guitar and banjo. Invie’s vocals and lyrics scream of facing truths and conquering emotions, making the album relatable to most anyone listening.
Fans can catch Dark Dark Dark in Denton on Sunday at Dan’s Silverleaf, supported by New York’s Emily Wells.
— Megan Radke
THEY’RE WITH THE BAND
Dark Dark Dark is:
• Nona Marie Invie — piano and vocals
• Marshall Lacount — electric banjo and clarinet
• Walt McClements — accordion and trumpet
• Adam Wozniak — bass
• Mark Trecka — percussion
Dark Dark Dark
With Emily Wells. 10 p.m. Sunday at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Tickets cost $9 in advance,
$12 at the door. Visit www.danssilverleaf.com .