Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown continue!
Day 43 = DARKSIDE
Performing = Saturday
DARKSIDE are the electronic collaboration of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. The two formed the project in 2011 while Mr. Harrington was touring with Mr. Jaar’s self-titled project.
The NYC based prog-dance duo have an EP and a full-length to their credit. The eponymous 2011 EP was comprised of 3 untitled songs, known only as A1, A2, and A3. A1 happens to be included on the mix tapes, which coincidentally were dropped off at USPS today. The two released their full-length debut last October. The 11-minute album opener titled “Golden Arrow” was originally available as a free download on the band’s website. The song received favorable reviews from critics, and I noticed it on a few of those Best Tracks Of 2013 lists.
DARSIDE are commonly mistaken for the English indie band The Darkside, which was made up of former members of the band Spaceman 3. Too bad they’re not reuniting to play Coachella. The DARKSIDE project should not be confused with the act of choosing DARKNESS…
Visit the DARKSIDE website here: