Posted in music | tour dates on May 27, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Dark Blue

If all the old emo bands can reunite, the labels can too, right? Jade Tree Records, home of releases by Jets to Brazil, Owls, New End Original, The Promise Ring and many others, has been mostly quiet (but not entirely inactive -- their last release was a Slutever 7" in 2013) for the past few years, but they are now set to be "putting out records consistently again."

This news comes along with the announcement that they've signed Dark Blue (the new-ish Philly trio with members of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black, Ceremony and Purling Hiss) whose last release was a 7" on Katorga Works. Dark Blue's first release on Jade Tree will be the Just Another Night With The Boys 7" that comes out on July 15. The new single is backed by a cover of John Cale's "Hungry For Love." Both have singer John Sharkey III crooning in his goth baritone that's in a lineage of everyone from Joy Division to Interpol to Merchandise. Stream both tracks from the 7" below.

Dark Blue also have a few dates coming up, including a previously discussed stop in NYC opening for Lower when their tour hits Acheron on Friday (5/30). That show also includes La Cruor and tickets are still available. Lower also play Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home on Wednesday (5/28) with Survival.

All Dark Blue dates are listed, with the song streams, below...

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Dark Blue -- 2014 Tour Dates
5/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ Lower
5/31 - Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog w/ Pleasure Leftists
6/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Doc Martens Shop FREE SHOW
6/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Space 1026 w/ Rat Fist
7/5 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

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Comments (20)

"both of which have singer John Sharkey III crooning in his goth baritone that's in a lineage of everyone from Joy Division to Interpol to Merchandise."

...my sides....

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 6:01 PM

I thought Jade Tree was the corrupt label that everyone wanted to get off of in the mid 2000s because they sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 6:12 PM

get bent

Posted by blayne | May 27, 2014 6:22 PM

^no u

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 6:26 PM

Jets, sweetbelly freakdown, swiz - their releases and rereleases were bar-none the best.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 6:56 PM

"I thought Jade Tree was the corrupt label that everyone wanted to get off of in the mid 2000s because they sucked."

That was Go Kart = they ripped off everyone

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 7:15 PM

Was that not Lookout?

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 7:39 PM

Did Sharkey retire the fedora?

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:11 PM

Deep elm?

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:58 PM

i thought that was victory?

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:16 PM

Big Wheel Recreation truly the biggest thieves of labels.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:37 AM

Fucking J Church, man!

Also- Lookout is the correct answer.

Posted by E.L. Fudge | May 28, 2014 1:06 PM

J Church was fucking awesome. RIP, Lance. Such a good guy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 1:40 PM

Baldy's bands keep getting worse. Tiny dick and even smaller songwriting skills.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 2:15 PM

What's up with all these awesome labels like Dischord and Jade Tree not living up to their potential anymore?

In the 90s these guys were putting out Jawbox and Lifetime, and now this?

Posted by Angry Guy | May 28, 2014 3:03 PM

Lookout wasn't corrupt. They were broke. There's a difference, fuckheads.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 3:09 PM

Lookout shit the bed majorly and didn't pay people lots of royalties they were owed. And they still went broke. Bad management skills, amongst other things. But hey, Pee Chees were good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 1:37 PM

deathrow killed my dog

Posted by poopchute | June 3, 2014 1:13 PM

great music by a talented song writer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 8:38 PM

While I loved Clockclean er & PRF, this new band is not so good. I'd rather listen to Birds of Maya or YDI.

Best of luck to the gentlemen of Jade Tree.

Posted by Mosh_Pit_Shit_Steamer | June 22, 2014 7:34 PM

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