DRKWAV (Skerik, Medeski, Deitch) – The Purge (Feb. 24, 2015)

Saxophonist Skerik (Garage a Trois, Dead Kenny G’s, Critters Buggin), keyboardist John Medeski (MMW, The Word), and drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science) have formed a new-ish trio project called DRKWAV.  They’ve played a few gigs together over the past few years but, until recently, had not yet taken the project into the studio. Their debut album, The Purge, will be released on February 24th by Royal Potato Family records.  The label calls it:

“…an entirely uncompromising debut album that delves deep into the psychedelic corners of the human psyche…. DRKWAV conjure a wall of intricately detailed sound. Each of The Purge’s eight tracks seemingly designed as cinematic overture. True to its name, the trio revels in the pitch black, yet continually discover beauty and shed light through sonic exploration.”

DRKWAV will be touring in support of the release. Unfortunately (for me), the closest stop to Pittsburgh is in Ardmore (Philly) or DC.  Here are the rest of the dates…

02/28 – Asylum – Portland, ME
03/05 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
03/06 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
03/07 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC
03/13 & 03/14 – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO

Here’s a video (not mine) of DRKWAV playing at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge from 2012.  Enjoy!

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