As I previously stated, the band Dark Dark Dark came out of nowhere this year and put out a little EP called Bright Bright Bright. You can listen to it here. It was unequivocally my favorite release this year. The band's co-leader Marshall was awesome enough to give an interview in March. He was also kind enough, fittingly so, to participate in this final post of the year known as First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
La Bamba and Top Gun soundtracks.
Your last album bought?
Waka Flocka Flame's Flockaveli.
Mountain Man's Made the Harbor.
Favorite album of all time?
No fair, there are several.
Callers "Life of Love". Nico Muhly "Mothertongues". Mountain Man "Made the Harbor".
Brute Heart "Brass Beads". Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship "Of Resolutions and Resolve". Uke of Spaces Corners "Flowers in the Night". Caethua "The Long Afternoon of Earth".
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
First concert attended?
Can't remember. Ours.
Favorite concert ever?
Dark Dark Dark, Brute Heart, and the Weather Duo at the Cedar Cultural Center in Mpls.
Least favorite concert?
Dark Dark Dark in Boise, Idaho.
Favorite thoughts/experiences about Pittsburgh?
We've spent a good amount of time in Pittsburgh and in Braddock. We have many friends there and love a lot of people. We came through on Why? tour and played at the college, but in the past we've played at the Nerve, at Morning Glory, at the Cemetery on Easter, and in basements. There is a really great community in Pittsburgh, doing interesting and important things. While I'm at it, I'll plug The Transformazium in Braddock. It is a very great and ambitious endeavor, and needs lots of help and resources.
Thanks so much Marshall. You have been incredibly nice to me this year. It was such a pleasure to finally meet you and hear you play. Your music will always be something very special to me.