DARSOMBRA: Audio/Visual Psyche Rock Duo Books Two-Month Stateside Tour

Baltimore-based duo, DARSOMBRA, has been slaving away for the past several months, booking the most extensive tour excursion in the band’s history, and this week the final few shows are being confirmed.

Set to begin in just two-and-a-half weeks, on February 28th, DARSOMBRA will take their eclectic and nearly unclassifiable brew of ambient/avant-born noise/drone/psyche rock and synchronized visual performance out to nearly sixty American cities on the self-booked two-month trek! As always, the layered, looped riffs of bassist/guitarist/vocalist Brian Daniloski (ex-Meatjack, Trephine) will be transformed and looped over themselves in an ever-morphing flow of pedal effects and processors, building each song into epic, multi-layered soundscapes. Daniloski’s ill wall of sound be paired with cohort Ann Everton’s synchronized visual display, the artist’s organically-influenced backdrops and psychedelic patterns being broadcast directly onto the duo as they perform together, with Everton also supplying more synths, keys and other effects to the actual audio delivery of each performance more than ever on this tour.

2/28/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Caves Caverns, Daggering
3/01/2014 Static Age – Asheville, NC
3/02/2014 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
3/03/2014 Eyedrum – Atlanta, GA w/ Easily Suede, In Sonitus Lux
3/04/2014 Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA w/ Without Form, Void
3/05/2014 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
3/06/2014 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL w/ Ancient River, Bliss Place
3/07/2014 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL w/ Rauh
3/08/2014 Sweat Records – Miami, FL w/ Holly Hunt
3/10/2014 Evolution Records – Lakeland, FL w/ Derridada, Other Organs, Carve Color
3/11/2014 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ The Glorious Rebellion, Midas In Reverse, En Vietnam
3/12/2014 Venture Compound – St. Petersburg, FL
3/13/2014 TBA – FL
3/14/2014 TBA – New Orleans, LA
3/15/2014 Amara Zee – Lafitte, LA [early show]
3/15/2014 Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA w/ Raedon Kong, Sideburner [late show]
3/16/2014 Dalzell House – Shreveport, LA
3/17/2014 The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival – Hot Springs, AR w/ Ryan Power, Tweens, Guerilla Toss, Diarrhea Planet, Oberhofer, Radkey
3/18/2014 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
3/19/2014 Super Happy Fun LandHouston, TX w/ Callow
3/20/2014 Beerland – Austin, TX w/ Red Ox, Pornohelmut, COSMS
3/21/2014 Padre’s – Marfa, TX
3/22/2014 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
3/24/2014 Táala Hooghan Infoshop – Flagstaff, AZ w/ The Cryptics
3/25/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
3/26/2014 The Griffin – Las Vegas, NV
3/27/2014 The Shakedown Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Obszön Geschöpf, Tempest and the Diaspora
3/28/2014 Complex – Glendale, CA w/ Last Days of Ancient Sunlight, Suns of Orion
3/29/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Bottom, Hellbeard
3/30/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Standard Poodle, Heavy Action
4/02/2014 Ink Annex – Eureka, CA w/ White Manna, Cosmic Rust
4/03/2014 Black Forest – Eugene, OR w/ Juice Machine, Psyrup
4/04/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Thrones, Eight Bells, Prizehog
4/05/2014 Choicefest III – Seattle, WA The Highline w/ Samara, Dust Moth, Noise-A-Tron, Power Skeleton
4/06/2014 Shredder – Boise, ID
4/07/2014 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
4/08/2014 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
4/09/2014 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
4/10/2014 TBA – Kansas
4/11/2014 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO w/ Expo ’70
4/12/2014 The Mill – Iowa City, IA
4/13/2014 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN w/ Thunderbolt Pagoda, Comets Ov Cupid
4/15/2014 Wisco – Madison, WI w/ UuskiuU!
4/16/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Northless, Lost Spirit
4/17/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Bleeding Rainbow, Blizzard Babies
4/18/2014 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN w/ Bible of the Devil, Leeches of Lore
4/19/2014 Gggghost House – Bloomington, IN w/ Agakus
4/20/2014 Trumbullplex – Detroit, MI w/ Octopus
4/21/2014 The Drinkery – Cincinnati, OH w/ New Strange
4/22/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
4/23/2014 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Mrs. Paintbrush
4/24/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY w/ Ancients of Earth, Highest Leviathan, Amish Noise
4/25/2014 Monkey House – Winooski, VT
4/26/2014 Psychic Readings above AS220 – Providence, RI
5/02/2014 Windup Space – Baltimore, MD

DARSOMBRA is still seeking aid in booking the final few shows marked “TBA” in the massive itinerary; those interested in offering the band a venue, bar, backyard or living room to set ablaze with their unique audio/visual routine are asked to email: info@darsombra.com.

After releasing a plethora of albums and EPs through At A Loss Recordings, Public Guilt, Underradar and others, DARSOMBRA signed with Exile On Mainstream for the release of their Climax Community LP in mid-2012. The album traverses forty-five minutes of the outfit’s slow-building, transcendental soundscapes, where searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, and samples, combine to form elements of metal, psychedelic rock, experimental/drone, prog and krautrock. Yet, Climax Community is also where the act transformed from a solo act to a duo and began incorporating immersive visual displays to their auditory experimentation, with mini-films created to accompany the music both on record and during live performances.

DARSOMBRA is continually writing new material, and following the intense upcoming tour, the duo will settle back into writing and recording mode, and begin crafting one or more follow-up releases to Climax Community.