[DARK OXYGEN] Dark Pop Soundcast #4: ‘Weird Kids Win’ Edition
You can’t silence the weird kids.
FEATURED IMAGE PHOTO CREDIT// EDSON CHAGAS
[DARK OXYGEN] is a periodic series at the Sights and Sounds where I collect a dark star explosion of the best dark indietronica out there. Dark pop gets a bad rap for being dramatic, but it’s all about being effortlessly cool. It’s also a respite in the world for the weird kids. A lot of people can’t breathe in the black hole spaces that moody, sexual, slightly deranged and aspirational pop creates; but if you’re as big a fan of the genre as I am, you know dark pop can replace the air you breathe, like [DARK OXYGEN]
Each soundcast will feature popular and up and coming artists who bring that dichtomous feeling of cinematic tragedy and heartbreaking hope to their music. This time:
DAN DEACON// MEME GENERATOR
People are programmed to accept so little
You are the power source
Your body, your nervous system
Don’t be a meme generator. Be a fucking human.
You can’t scrub out the strange.
THE INTERNET// GIRL (FT. kAYTRANADA)
SPACE CAPTAIN// EASIER
Causing rapture of laughter
Falling faster and faster
Those missing parts are our moxy.
KID FRANCESCOLI// DOES SHE?
PEACHES// LIGHT IN PLACES (FT. EMPRESS STAH)
[Zie] only wrote one book
A dark story of
Love, Alcohol and
A plan that went really bad
I got light in places
You didn’t know it could shine
So much beauty coming out my ass
Silence my sounds; silence my searching, sexy eyes.
GENER8ION + M.I.A.// THE NEW INTERNATIONAL SOUND PT. II
The ones that govern me
Ain’t the ones that can power me
It’s the sun and moon
That’s turning me
If I get high it’s burning me
You can’t kill the love in me
And my heart beats slow
But I never get lonely
It was like falling into fiction