Saxophonist/arranger Skerik is one of those musicians who always seems to be up to something interesting. The same could also be said of the consistently flabbergasting pianist/organist John Medeski and drummer Adam Deitch. If any of them announces a project, one should take note, so news of a team-up for the three of them is triply as noteworthy. The trio have joined up as the group DRKWAV and are set to release their very trippy, psychedelic album The Purge on February 24. It’s a release that looks to journey toward dark corners and throw a party. Check out the first single, “Darkwave”, after the jump.
DRKWAV’s The Purge is set to release in limited edition, multi-color vinyl, double-LP set, on CD, and digitally on the Royal Potato Family Label. Look for it on February 24th and look for these guys on the road throughout the late winter/early spring.
February 27 – Boston, MA – Regattabar
February 28 – Portland, ME – Asylum
March 4 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
March 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
March 6 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
March 7 — Washington, DC – The Hamilton
March 12 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
March 13 & 14 – Denver, CO — Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
April 7 – New Orleans, LA – Maison
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.