After releasing last year’s excellent solo album, The Orientalist, multi-intrumentalist Daniel Hart found himself at a crossroads. He had created some artful pop music that garnered a positive critical response around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, but it sounded nothing like the newer collection of songs he’d been working on. In addition, the musicians he had put together to support his solo effort were beginning to feel more like a band than hired guns.
These were the conditions that created his current project, Dark Rooms. “I’m almost constantly learning new things about songwriting and performance,” Hart says, “but definitely on a definable arc, in which I’m getting deeper and deeper into learning everything I can about music as an art form.” Hart has toured with such bands as St. Vincent and The Polyphonic Spree, and with the group Other Lives, he has opened for Radiohead. These experiences have all helped in defining the arc. The result is Dark Rooms’ self-titled debut album, released last year. Its sound is moody and dark, with elements of electronic music blending in with live instrumentation, not unlike Radiohead, who Hart has cited as a strong influence. You can see Dark Rooms on Saturday, June 7 at WRECKED presented by Art Conspiracy. – Christopher Hughes
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Art Conspiracy presents WRECKED will be held at Life in Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226, on Saturday, June 7. Doors open at 6 pm. Show from 7-11 pm. Tickets on sale for $10 per ticket.
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About Art Conspiracy
Art Conspiracy is street level philanthropy. Members of the creative community in North Texas pool their talents to create bi-annual fundraising events that support other nonprofit arts programs. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level. Art Conspiracy is a 501c3 organization with IRS non-profit status.