The Domestics announce Little Darkness – 9/1/17

by Woody on June 8, 2017


Photo Cred: Jason Quigley

The Domestics released one of my favorite albums of 2015 with their s/t debut. I had likened them to Wilco and From a Basement on the Hill-era Elliott Smith. Now they’re set to release their sophomore effort, Little Darkness, on 9/1 via the fine folks at Tender Loving Empire. Here’s some more on the album.

The impetus for Little Darkness, the new LP by The Domestics (the songwriting duo of Leo London and Michael Finn), occurred in 2015 on their tour with Blitzen Trapper supporting their self titled debut. The duo, and their band (Kyle Moderhak, Matt Moore, and Brad Norton), trekked through a grueling 28 shows in 30 days across the U.S. and Canada. Finn was going through a brutal and bitter break-up with his partner who was along with them for the tour and London’s relationship of over a decade collapsed further with each passing day on the road.
Each morning, London would wake to work on on his music at around 6AM – while the band slept. A tiny Casio would provide the tone and the rhythm as he whispered into a recorder, careful to wake no one.

Upon arrival back home in Portland, Oregon, London continued to immerse himself in his early morning songwriting sessions, knocking out sketch after sketch while his now ex-girlfriend (whom he was still living with) slept. Having written over 200 songs since the recording of their first record, in the span of a few short months he wrote what would become the core set of songs for Little Darkness.

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