At this party, Darling Imperial will be releasing an EP titled "Takotsubo". The title, when put in wikipedia, is defined as a weakening of the heart or broken heart syndrome. This metaphor is consistent with the EP's artwork and lyrical content. "Takotsubo" was recorded at BCG Studios in the Russel by Jon Weir. Jon Weir has recorded the majority of the 53dialtone releases amongst other things. It was mastered by Dan Gonko who I am unfamiliar with. The EP itself is a collection of songs that were written and contributed by just about all the members of the band. Although some songs were individually written, Darling Imperial records and performs as one cohesive unit as each member personalizes their individual contribution. 2 things that stand out are lead-singer Sarah Sadovsky's wailing vocals and lead-guitarist George Jacobsen's blues-based solos. Sadovsky is very talented at having a low, loungy timber and immediately alternating to a powerful howl that will shake you to your core while remaining pitch-perfect. George has a background of playing in more heavy blues-based rock bands (Capitol Cities, Troy Gregory). It's a different element to see him in; but he fits very well and helps to give the band a unique sound. Even if you don't win the free tickets, make sure to go to the Berkley Front this Saturday and pick up a copy of "Takotsubo", its a great EP from another great Detroit talent!
-jr is a musician/dj/blogger/writer from Detroit, MI. He performs in the bands The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre and Sheefy Mcfly & The Delorean. He also writes a cultural blog covering the ins and outs of the Detroit Music Scence as well as pop culture. When Dj'ing he uses the handle DJ JCM. He has been an integral part of the Detroit Music mechanation for the past 10 years. He knows just about everything about music on both a local and national level. His opinon is gold and is infallible. This is what's been in my ear lately.