by Andrew Sacher
On his own, Nicolas Jaar brings together organic and synthetic sounds to create minimal soundscapes. Now he's prepping the debut EP of a new joint project, Darkside, a collaboration with guitarist Dave Harrington, who plays in his live band. They'll release the EP on December 7 on Jaar's own Clown and Sunset label. The EP's artwork is above.
Nicolas and Dave are presenting the world debut of Darkside at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 1. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (11/11) at noon. The Darkside show is the last US appearance Nicolas will make before he tours South America and Europe. All dates are listed below.
Nicolas Jaar also released a free 2-song EP, Don't Break My Love, on the Clown and Sunset website on November 1. The title track is a crackly ambient piece similar to much of his debut, which came out earlier this year. But he changes things up on the second track, "Why Didn't You Save Me," which is driven by polyrhythms and a wordless vocal loop. You can download both tracks from that EP above.
All dates below...
Nicolas Jaar -- 2011/2012 Tour Dates
Nov 24 Nicolas Jaar, Electric Pickle, Florida
Nov 25 Nicolas Jaar, Hernan Sanchez, Striz, Smart Bar, Illinois
Nov 25 Nicolas Jaar, Smart Bar, Illinois
Nov 26 As You Like It.., TBA - San Francisco, California (North)
Dec 01 Darkside, Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Dec 09 Nicolas Jaar, D-Edge Club, Brazil
Dec 10 Sasha & Nicolas Jaar, Warung Beach Club, Brazil
Dec 31 Flying Circus // Nye //.., Blue Venado Beach Club, Mexico
Jan 07 Nicolas Jaar, AM Local, Mexico
Jan 15 Nicolas Jaar, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Jan 17 Nicolas Jaar, Ego, Hamburg
Jan 19 Nicolas Jaar, Rote Sonne, Munich
Jan 20 Nicolas Jaar, Ninkasi Kao, The South
Jan 21 Nicolas Jaar, CABARET VAUBAN, The North
Jan 22 Nicolas Jaar, Trianon, Le, Paris
Jan 26 Nicolas Jaar, Goa Club, Central