Dark Matter Halos
Active: 2005 - present
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Notes: Dark Matter Halos was cooked-up in 2005 as a one-off live experiment with the assistance of a multiplicity of friends. The hub of this endeavor - Sarah Cravens on bass, Susan Morris on keyboards, violin, and vocals, and Todd Cravens on guitar and vocals - had such a blast playing together that they decided to turn it into a ceremonial creative collaboration; concentrating more on the creative facet and less on live presentation.
Enter former Young Lords drummer, Jeff Lee - who moved to Indy from Chicago in 2007 and joined up. With that, the chemistry is complete, and Dark Matter Halos are taking the music to the streets.
Stationed on the shoulders of giants such as the Birthday Party, Royal Trux, Morphine, Black Sabbath, Iggy and the Stooges, The Cure, Syd Barrett, PJ Harvey, and too many others to extrapolate, Dark Matter Halos’ approach is based on filtering the infinite creative possibilities that rock ‘n’ roll provides through the unique chemistry that the band has developed over the years.
From the psyched-out melodicism of “Spend it All” to the quirky and succinct “Golden Spurs” to the deadpan black humor of “Freak Magnet” - all available on their 2008 debut album a Tale of 10 Bells - it is evident that the band is not content to exist within any predefined margins. Let’s just say they’re less interested in blazing their own trail and more interested in taking the back roads to god knows where.
Dark Matter Halos' second full-length album, Permanent Midnight, is due for release in the spring of 2010 and will be preceded by the CD single, You'll Never Walk Alone, which will serve as a taster for the new album and contain several bonus tracks/outtakes that are unavailable elsewhere.
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