After touring across the North American continent heavily last year surrounding the release of their entrancing psychedelic masterpiece Dumesday Book, Baltimore-based galaxy rock duo DARSOMBRA will spend a solid portion of 2024 on the road as well, this week announcing a plethora of new tour dates.
The Winter and early Spring months will see DARSOMBRA performing sporadic one-off and regional dates along the East Coast, including a set at film and music gathering Sleeping Giant Fest in Jacksonville on March 30th.
In April, DARSOMBRA will make their way across the Atlantic, returning to Roadburn Festival to share the stage with The Jesus And Mary Chain, Chelsea Wolfe, Khanate, Blood Incantation, and dozens more.
Following Roadburn, the band will tour through Europe with shows in Poland, Belgium, and Germany, to play the Exile On Mainstream 25 Festival dates in both Berlin and Leipzig – the 25th anniversary of the diverse label for which DARSOMBRA is an alumni act – with Ostinato, A Whisper In The Noise, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker, Conny Ochs, and many others also on the four-day/two-city bill.
And in the wake of EOM25, DARSOMBRA will join up with their allies Stinking Lizaveta for six shows across the UK, including Desertfest London with Godflesh, Suicidal Tendencies, Ufomammut, Bongripper, Acid King, Monolord, and many more.
DARSOMBRA is still seeking help booking shows throughout Europe between the Roadburn and EOM25 festivals and more UK dates with Stinking Lizaveta around the existing gigs, so anybody who wants to host this hallucinogenic duo, please contact the band directly through their social points linked HERE.
DARSOMBRA Tour Dates:
2/2/2024 2640 Space – Baltimore, MD
3/28/2024 Cobra – Richmond, VA
3/29/2024 King’s – Raleigh, NC
3/30/2024 Sleeping Giant Fest – Jacksonville, FL
4/19/2024 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL
4/24/2024 Kunstverein Hintere Cramergasse e.V – Nuremberg, DE
4/25/2024 Kalambur – Wroclaw, PL
4/26/2024 Lot Chmiela – Poznan, PL
4/27/2024 Awaria – Krakow, PL
4/28/2024 Mlodsza Siostra – Warsaw, PL
5/05/2024 De Loft – Herent, BE
5/08-09/2024 Exile On Mainstream 25 Fest – Berlin, DE
5/10-11/2024 Exile On Mainstream 25 Fest – Leipzig, DE
5/17/2024 The Cellar – Cardigan, UK w/ Stinking Lizaveta
5/19/2024 Desertfest – London, UK w/ Stinking Lizaveta
5/22/2024 The Lubber Fiend – Newcastle, UK w/ Stinking Lizaveta
5/23/2024 BLOC – Glasgow, UK w/ Stinking Lizaveta
5/24/2024 St. Vincent’s Chapel – Edinburgh, UK w/ Stinking Lizaveta
5/25/2024 Tooth & Claw – Inverness, UK w/ Stinking Lizaveta
Originally conceived as a surreal take on a pop album to contrast with their ominously prescient monolithic 2019 release, Transmission, Dumesday Book is a ten-song survey of sentiment and human experience in the pandemic, from initial lockdown to vaccinated re-emergence and beyond – which, in the DARSOMBRA microcosm, means from cancelled tours to returning to the road. Dumesday Book delivers seventy-five minutes of sonic revelry, recorded and mixed by DARSOMBRA’s Brian Daniloski at the band’s Whale Manor, and mastered by Jon Smulyan. DARSOMBRA’s Ann Everton handled the cover art, photography, and videography.
“Dumesday Book swings from dependency to exhilaration, exhaustion to hope, surveying landscapes as internal, external, and cosmic. Theirs has always been an expansive music; here it covers more ground than ever and with considerable confidence … a kaleidoscopic reflection on the weirdness of the pandemic.” – The Wire Magazine
“Throughout the album’s 75-minute-long psychedelic journey, the music rises higher and higher, becoming almost transcendental, all the while reflecting a very down-to-earth story of pandemic isolation. It might take a specific state of mind for this music to properly click, but once it does, it becomes nigh transformative. – PopMatters
“They take lengthy songs and turn them into full-blown adventures for the listener. It’s so easy to get lost in their music and just feel good about the passage of time, to where you don’t even realize how much time is passing as you listen.” – Everything Is Noise
“With Dumesday Book, DARSOMBRA creates a psychedelic-oriented reality that revolves around a synergy of musical styles… Listening to this prodigious album makes you feel like entering a sonic illusion where you feel comfortably numb and don’t want to leave.” – Echoes And Dust
“DARSOMBRA are nothing if not ambitious, following a forty-one-minute single track album (2019’s Transmission) with a seventy-five-minute record does not suggest a band who do things by half. Therefore, Dumesday Book is a remarkable piece of work and a testament to the band’s creative vision which you need to check out ASAP.” – The Sleeping Shaman
Dumesday Book is available on CD, 2xLP, and digitally on DARSOMBRA’s own Pnictogen Records. Physical formats include a twelve-page booklet, a sticker, and a download code with access to bonus material. Place orders at the band’s webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and watch the “Gibbet Lore” video HERE.
Watch for additional updates on DARSOMBRA to post throughout the year as new live and recorded actions transpire.