Iska Dhaaf release The Wanting Creature 27th May 2016. The New album comes out via Brick Lane Records.
In the meantime, Iska Dhaaf premiere new single ‘Lost’ which you can hear right here:
“Everyone you love is here, waiting to pull you in”
The second single from Iska Dhaaf’s forthcoming record is a hook-filled anthem for the disconnected. The beat gallops, the bass pulses, and the synth line and chorus will be permanently embedded in your brain. The composition clearly shows Quiroga and Verdoes’ leap into the electronic realm. Verdoes builds a warm blanket of harmonies around Quiroga’s melodic hooks. Musically and lyrically the song describes a darkness with which most of us dance. By the emergence of the final chorus we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In 2011, Nathan Quiroga (Mad Rad, Buffalo Madonna) and Benjamin Verdoes (Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band) left their respective Seattle-based projects behind and began collaboration on Iska Dhaaf. The band was quickly embraced for their engaging live shows, and for creating the sound of a full band by way of two people. Together as songwriters they have steadily explored production, instrumentation, and an ever-expanding narrative voice.
After the release of their debut, Even the Sun Will Burn, they toured across North America, Western Europe, relocated to New York, and most recently wrote and performed in Paris and Berlin. Their upcoming album,The Wanting Creature, sees the duo emerging as producers, experimenters and genre-bending artists. The new songs show an ongoing devotion to lyrical depth and composition, and the album more fully utilizes their diverse musical backgrounds. Nearly five years in, they will surprise with their innovations-taking risks one would hope to see in a sophomore album.
‘The Wanting Creature’ album listening parties
(hosted by Iska Dhaaf)
March 16th – Austin, TX – Longbranch Inn
March 24th – Brooklyn, NY – West St. Studios (RSVP required)
March 25th – Seattle, WA – Vita Loft (RSVP required)
March 28th – Portland, OR – The Liquor Store
April 25th – Los Angles, CA – Bootleg Theater
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