Posted in music | tour dates on February 19, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Dark Blue

We talked about Dark Blue, the new Philly trio from John Sharkey III (Clockcleaner, Puerto Rico Flowers), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black) and Mike Sneeringer (Purling Hiss) back in early January when they came to NYC for a Nothing Changes party. At that point, the band had still yet to release any music, but they've since announced that their debut 7" will soon come out on Katorga Works with "Subterranean Man" on the a-side backed by "Skinhead Wedding In Canberra." Sharkey has talked about the UK ''77 Punk influence on this project, which you can totally hear in the music -- those choppy power chords are pretty poppy for Katorga Works. But like a past Katorga Works band, Merchandise, the vocals embrace the gothy baritone of the '80s, and there's even a little Jim Morrison on that repeated line, "Death in the city/death in the city above." You can stream the a-side of the 7" below.

Dark Blue will play a release party for the new 7" in Philly this March, and they'll be back in NYC to open the previously discussed Saint Vitus show (3/20) on fellow Philly band Nothing's tour. Brooklyn post-black metal specialists Sannhet were added to that show as well. Tickets are on sale now.

Song stream below...

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Dark Blue - "Subterranean Man"

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Comments (15)

They were on the wrong bill last night in MA ...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:16 AM

Saint Vitus oh hahaha I know something about St. Vitus and there's a guy going to comment on it real soon, I bet...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:20 AM

utter dogshit

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:26 AM

Photo looks how the music sounds: fat and ugly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:27 AM

sausage in the pool

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:45 AM

Just for 10:20 because this is the highlight of his day ...

S A I N T V I T U S G L O R Y H O L E

You really should find a boyfriend or something, sister. I mean I am flattered and all but I don't think that I'm your type. I like the ladies baby (and they sure seem to like me too).

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:31 AM

These sounds like Calvin Johnson garageband demos. Another clunker from Philadelphia and it's finest scumfuc JSIII. Suck my ass, it smells.

Posted by diddler | February 19, 2014 11:49 AM

Is this parody? so bad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 12:26 PM

didn't think it could get worse than Puerto Rico Flowers - color me wrong!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 12:53 PM

sounds great! this guy always pumps out solid music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:01 PM

^ yeah dude Jock Jams for Aged Punks supercool bro

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:21 PM

Can anyone confirm if Sharkey is still wearing the fedora?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:59 PM

I think this band opened for deerhunter in philly. They were the most arrogant opener I ever had to endure, started insulting the crowd and made awkwardly terrible jokes

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 6:03 PM

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Posted by James Cullem | February 24, 2014 1:48 AM

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