Mournful and Haunting
Daedelus, aka Alfred Darlington, has crafted a real beauty here. “Onward” is a soft, lullaby-like song with vocals provided by Young Dad. It’s mournful, it’s haunting, it’s just a little bit creepy.
“Onward” is taken from Daedelus’ upcoming album The Light Brigade, which is apparently the successor to his Righteous First of Harmony EP (2009). That EP was inspired by the Boxer Rebellion while the new album recalls the Crimean War of 1853-56.
Some might call this heady subject matter pretentious, but surely music inspired by history is preferable to lowest common denominator tunes about clubs, money, and tits and ass. Not to mention lyrically vague songs that reference some nondescript pain or all encompassing love.
The Light Brigade will be released September 29th via Brainfeeder.
Daedelus will tour the States in autumn. See tour dates below:
October 2 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
October 3 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
October 8 Low End Theory Club – Los Angeles, CA
October 11 Pomona College – Pomona, CA
October 16 Cervantes – Denver, CO
October 17 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
October 18 Villain – Brooklyn, NY
October 19 U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
October 23 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
October 24 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
October 25 Harvest Festival – Santa Monica, CA
October 31 Spring St Complex – Atlanta, GA
November 7 Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
November 8 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT