So there, I've said it. Expect to find exclusive content here from all the bands, artists and aesthetes that I've brazenly labeled and categorized into this sprawling and exciting group. Call it Post-Post-Punk, call it New Dark City, call it really fucking good music. Whatever. Somebody was bound to claim it sooner or later...
Saturday, January 10, 2009
In March of 2007 I posted an article on The Big Takeover's site debating the presence of a new dark rock 'scene' in New York City. Most of the discussion was waged via interview, and I had Peter Mavrogeorgis of the Bellmer Dolls, Josh Strawn of Blacklist and P.H. Lovecraft of the Funeral Crashers all weigh in on the issue. Now, after finishing an article on a sisterhood of ladies from four different dark NYC bands ( Religious to Damn, Tamaryn, Cruel Black Dove and Shock Cinema), I am reminded of this debate once more. At this point, I think it's best to call it what it is. When you find yourself amongst many of the same people at the same venues for certain shadow-laced shows and happenings, it's hard to call it anything but a scene.