Darkside, a collaboration between electronic musician Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, have officially released their debut album.
Equal parts blues, ambient experimentation, and groovy electronica, Psychic might produce a few WTFs at first listen, but its vibe is surprisingly consistent despite Darkside's eclectic influences. From the eleven minute-long opener "Golden Arrow" to sultry closer "Metatron," Psychic takes you on a trip that pushes the boundaries of genres and songwriting, and comes out sounding wholly unique. If you're one of those loonies who thinks that everything supposedly "new" in music has been done before, you haven't checked out Darkside yet.
Psychic officially drops on October 8th, and you can preorder physical copies from Matador Records.
And also, check out Darkside's excellent remix of Daft Punk, Daft Side - Random Access Memories Memories, streaming free at Zumic.