Dark Time Sunshine

As their moniker suggests, the goth-hop duo Dark Time Sunshine (Seattle’s Cape Cowen and Chicago’s Zavala) celebrate the night as much as the day on their unofficial debut, Believeyoume, which they offered for free last year on their website. Bright synths mingled with deathly drum (“It Lives”), and morose bass sulked in the background of a gooey valentine to the Seattle hip-hop scene (“The Wrong Kids”). Their proper debut, Vessel, out April 20, features the same potent mixture of dichotomies. Indeed, one can draw parallels between, say, “It Lives” and the new joint “Run”: Lyrically, both hint at bad juju, but the beat seems to say everything is all right. …Right? With Jake One, Mash Hall, Tilson of the Saturday Knights, Helladope, Night Fox, DJ Swerveone. KEVIN CAPP

Fri., April 16, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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