Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Darker My Love 

9 p.m. Thursday, September 25. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard

Like most rock & roll bands trying to find its niche these days, Darker My Love is an amalgamation — of decades of popular music, of underground movements, of genres and subgenres. Much like the Stone Roses and the Dandy Warhols, the Los Angeles band creates oceanic lulls and sways, before assaulting listeners with energetic guitar bursts that catapult from somber introspection to euphoric intensity. Still, Darker My Love sets itself apart from the pack with its sophomore album, 2. The record starts aggressively, with the noise-laden pop gems "Blue Day" and "Two Ways Out," before 2's midway point slow-morphs into an unpredictable psychedelic ride. The most eerily languid tune is "All the Hurry and Wait," where creeping verses are juxtaposed with epic choruses that float weightlessly on a melancholy bed of strings, reminiscent of those on Beck's Sea Change.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation