SONG PREMIERE: DRKWAV – “Scars” (Medeski, Skerik, Deitch)

(Photo: Greg Aiello)

Anyone who follows the jam, funk, and jazz scenes could probably rail off a list of musicians who would play in their dream collaboration. For music nerds this is like building your fantasy football team. Featuring three titans of the scene in Skerik (saxophones), John Medeski (keyboards), and Adam Deitch (drums), DRKWAV is most definitely one such collaboration. On their upcoming album The Purge – due out February 24 on Royal Potato Family Records – this trio of badasses explores what can be described as acid jazz for the 21st century. The album as a whole feels like some sort of psychedelic experiment into the minds of these musicians, but the songs also manage to stay locked in a danceable groove. Here at Glide Magazine we’re excited to present the exclusive premiere of one of the album’s tracks, “Scars”, a song that epitomizes the magic being created by these three wizards of jam. Skerik shared his own thoughts on what “Scars” means and also sheds some light on the group’s process:

“‘SCARS’ represents the damage of the past, the carnage of creation, and the continued power of repeat, the loop does not lie, and it is multiplied.” – Skerik, DRKWAV

Trip out to “Scars”

Track Listing

Side A
1. Darkwave
2. Soundtrack

Side B
3. Count Chockulous
4. Datura

Side C
5. Scars
6. Hell Bass

Side D
7. Gazzelloni
8. Shmeeans Kuti

February 27 – Boston, MA – Regattabar
February 28 – Portland, ME – Asylum
March 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
March 6 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
March 7 — Washington, DC – The Hamilton
March 12 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
March 13 & 14 – Denver, CO — Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
April 27 – New Orleans, LA – Maison


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4 thoughts on “SONG PREMIERE: DRKWAV – “Scars” (Medeski, Skerik, Deitch)

  1. Clifton Molina Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Is that a sampled bass track?

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