Minneapolis's very own music collective, Dark Dark Dark—with members hailing from as far off as New York and New Orleans—forgo maximalism for an austere, nuanced sound. Nona Marie Invie's saccharine vocals, which mix the cooing coyness of Leslie Feist with the deep, dark tones of Victoria Legrand, are the soulful core around which Dark Dark Dark wrap their solemn cabaret tunes. Drawing on European musical traditions, they mix shades of violin, piano, and accordion into a breathy blend of woozy melodies and plaintive dirges that can build into chilling choral harmonies. The new Bright Bright Bright EP reflects the full grandeur of their music, having been recorded live in a converted church under the guidance of Low producer Tom Herbers. Hot off tour, Dark Dark Dark are returning home to give the record its official release, but it may not be long before their worldliness whisks them permanently away from our fair Cities. With Spirit of the Red City and Brett Bullion. All ages.
Thu., April 15, 7 p.m., 2010