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***After three releases in 2014,Philadelphia’s Dark Blue return with two songs about blue collar depression in a changing Philadelphian landscape for their debut 7″ on Austin’s 12XU. While the previous releases hinted at the pop tendencies of Dark Blue, this new single finally embraces them fully. A-side “Vicious Romance” finds leader JOHN SHARKEY III coming to grips with letting go of an unsustainable dream. Whether that dream be romantic love, or the idea the “romantic” dream a certain country paints only to instead cause pain, grief, and bloodshed to Palestinians and Arab Jews. It’s a love song in the highest order and with all great love songs, it stays in your head and leaves you breathless. Flip-side “Delco Runts” is a love (or hate) letter to Delaware County. As Sharkey explains, “It’s a place that toughens you fast. Far harder to succeed than Philadelphia proper. The peril is real but unassuming to the initiated. It’s crushed your chances of being a real person before you even know it.” If you ever wondered what it might be like if Oasis, Discharge, and John Cale got pissed and started a band together, “Delco Runts” is your answer. Dark Blue is the sound of unrelenting confidence in a bleak world. We are lucky to have them to remind us that we can still make it through it all.
“…’Atrocity Exhibition’-style skronk and scrape and a commandeering, theatrical baritone evoking Ian Curtis in Dave Gahan's ten-gallon hat.”—Pitchfork