"The psychedelic nightmares of Karen Carpenter and Glenn Danzig's love child."
- Willamette Week
"Americana-adjacent imagery of romantic deaths and nicotine-flavored love affairs."
- Portland Mercury
“pop-laced, melodic psych metal that sisters Ally and Mandy Payne make: dark, beautiful and heavy"
Glam Punk band from Portland, Oregon. Drinking blood. Always wearing pearls and dark crystals. We want you to have the best time of your life at our shows. We seek to create a giant queer blood party for all to enjoy. Only magical people allowed.
Darkswoon brings light and shadow to new sonic territory with a collection of songs to be released in the Summer of 2016. It will be the sophomore release from Jana Cushman who has been writing music under this moniker for two years. Her previous release, Year One, is an EP of seven tracks that could be considered a cross between shoegaze and darkwave, generating a genre imagined by Cushman to be electrohaze. It’s a musical landscape cultivated by the interplay of dynamic guitar and vocals that reflect visceral emotional depth syncopated by stunning textures and driving rhythms. Death, love, dreams and ghosts are consistent lyrical themes that can be felt in the marrow of the music.