I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

EJ-61 CDEP
Release date Nov 18, 2003

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness is a new group playing new music. They were formed in 2002 by friends and bandmates Christian Goyer and Jason McNeely, who previously worked together on several Windsor for the Derby albums for labels like Trance Syndicate and Young God. Rounding out the group is Edward Robert of Paul Newman and Cyrus Rego, Austin musician Ernest Salaz of Glorium, and Tim White of Salute the Curse.

The doom pop songs on their eponymously-titled debut CD strike the head and the heart. Produced in summer 2003 Britt Daniel of Spoon, the music captures a strong American pop-sensibility with a distinct UK punk aesthetic. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness' music goes from the choppy but dancey ("We're Still the Weaker Sex", "When You Go Out") to the dreamy and introspective ("The Less You See", "I Want To Die In The Hot Summer", and "Your Worst Is The Best"). What strikes the listener is how each song really becomes its own entity while being moody and uplifting at the same time. Underneath it all is a well-crafted pop song.


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