July 2020:

Hi everybody! Greetings from the Darsombra Mothership! In olden times, we were scheduled this month to begin a wonderful, month-long, circle tour of the Great Lakes region of the US and Canada, which would end with performances at both the sprawling Buffalo Infringement Festival (11 days of creative infringement all over the fine, fine city of Buffalo--a home-away-from-home for us) and the legendary Voice of the Valley Festival in West Virginia. But the Universe is still getting a good laugh as our species scrambles to understand this virus, so there have been some changes to our plans: i.e. no tour!

But we ARE indeed happy to announce that on Friday July 17, we will be live streaming a performance as part of Fuzz Bat Gigs’ twelfth live streaming event. Fuzz Bat is a promotion company out of Edinburgh, Scotland that we’ve had the pleasure to work with in the past. The show will start at 2:30pm EDT. We go live at 5:45 EDT. Check out the event page on Facebook, as we will be streaming from there.

In addition, we will STILL be performing at Buffalo Infringement Festival. . . online! We will be streaming some extra special content specifically created for this year's festival. We will be part of opening ceremonies on Thursday July 23 (YouTube link here) and Movie Night on Thursday July 30 (Facebook event page link here). In the meantime, please enjoy this little teaser video of what we plan to show for Infringement. Who would have thought a chipmunk version of "Transmission" could be so fun?

Catch you on the interwebs, and much love to you!!!!

June 2020:

On June 20 we will host our 3rd annual Solstice show! This time it's online! Come join us as we worship the sun by playing some tunes! Two 60-minute sets (selections from "Climax Community", "Polyvision", and "Transmission") starting at 7:30pm to honor this auspicious day and celebrate BEING ALIVE! You can watch these performances on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Hey! Hey! Have you read the news!? We teamed up with our friends in Rwake, Necrot, Deadbird, Saviours, Dangerous Toys, etc. to help stave off the quarantine blues! Check out our cover of KISS' "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" premiering at Decibel Magazine right now!

May 17, 2020:

Earth friends, we live in wild times, so we sincerely hope this update finds you happy, healthy, and fulfilled. As for us. . . we’ve been on The Great Social Distancing Tour of Spring 2020 for several weeks now! We want to thank everyone for the incredible support you have shown us during this time! You can continue to support our endeavors via mail-ordering merchandise, buying digital music, or by donation! Per usual, we’re loving being on the road (this time, here in our home in Baltimore)! But the great thing about touring your own home is that the tour never has to end. . . . . . and with that note, we are happy to announce that we are extending The Great Social Distancing Tour. We’ll announce the shows via Facebook and Instagram as they approach. Most likely we will keep doing this until we can see you in the flesh again. Touring from home has been relaxing, enlightening, and humbling. We’re learning a lot about live streaming, playing in a quieter space with cell phone microphones, and the joy of having friends from all over the world tune in together to rock with us. It’s been strange, surreal, and beautiful. So we hope to see you online! Stay safe, stay weird, stay wonderful!

To watch these concerts and more info: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.

May 2020:


To watch these concerts and more info: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.

April 2020:


The tour will run from April 2 to May 9.

To watch these concerts and for more info, keep an eye on our various web pages (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube).

March 2020:

Greetings, Darsombra fans and friends!

As many of you know, we are scheduled to begin a six-week tour of Europe and the UK starting in April. . . but as many of you also know, the Coronavirus COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the human experience greatly at this time, and we are social distancing and self-quarantining in our home in an effort to not spread the plague. Our European shows have been cancelled, if not by the venues, then by us.

But, we are not cancelling our tour. . . just changing the location! So, for the month of April and the first half of May, feel free to come out online and see us on The Great Social Distancing Tour of 2020! We will be touring throughout the rooms of our home (a.k.a. The Darsombra Mothership) and undisclosed locations around Maryland, and broadcasting it to you via our social media and digital networks. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages, as well as darsombra.com for more information as April approaches.

It breaks our hearts (and our wallets) to not come out and play shows for you in Europe, but we take this current reality very seriously and want to do what we can to keep ourselves and others safe. Unfortunately, that does mean that our income is decimated, as we are a complete DIY cottage-industry project; each tour represents several months of planning, scheduling, booking, negotiating, promoting, preparing merchandise, doing graphic design work, and practicing, all handled by us. Financially speaking, all of this work is typically rewarded at the end of this process, when we play shows to our audiences—these shows support us to continue bringing Darsombra to you (as well as to feed ourselves and care for our basic human needs). We feel awkward putting this out there, but now is a fantastic time to support us through mail order of our merchandise or donation, all of which can be arranged at our web store. You can also support us through our bandcamp page as well.

So here we are! In Baltimore, ready to rock for you! We are thrilled to present to you our new work “Transmission”, as well as older pieces and improvisational soundscapes. . . so we look forward to seeing you in cyberspace, on The Great Social Distancing Tour of 2020!

Much love, much gratitude, and keep those hands clean!

Brian & Ann

February 2020:

We are excited to be playing the Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival this month!

We have added more dates to our upcoming European Transmission Tour 2020. This tour includes a spot on the legendary Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, shows in Germany as part of The Exile On Mainstream 2020 Roadshow, plus our first shows in Poland!

January 2020:

Happy new year!

We have some great shows coming up this month including dates in upstate New York, and our first Los Angeles appearance in a few years. Our L.A. show boasts an amazing lineup with All Souls, CFM, Biblical Proof of UFOs, and spinning tunes all evening will be Dale Crover (of the Melvins!). While we are in the southern California area, we will also perform shows in San Diego, Santa Barbara, and our first show in Mexico!

We have now announced the first batch of dates for our upcoming European Transmission Tour 2020, including a spot on the legendary Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands! Stay tuned. We will be announcing more Euro/UK dates soon!

December 25, 2019:

Happy holidays from Darsombra!!! Enjoy the film of "Transmission" in its entirety!

December 2019:

Happy December!

We have some amazing things to announce! First bit of big news, we will be performing at the legendary Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands in spring! We are currently booking shows in UK and Europe for this time as well. Some dates will include Exile on Mainstream label mates Conny Ochs or Kristian Harting. Stay tuned. We will be announcing more dates soon!

What else? Our first show in Mexico! We are performing some dates in southern California in January, plus our first performance in Mexico.

Anything else? Why yes! We will also be playing Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival in February.

In the more immediate future, we have a short run of dates in North Carolina with our friend Damiyana coming up later this month.

October 2019:

Hi all!

We just want to say THANK YOU!!! Our US/Canada tour was a blast! Thanks to everyone who helped us put on a show, played on a show with us, gave us a place to crash, gave us gifts, loved on us, and BIG THANKS to everyone that came out to see us make this weird music that we make!

What's next? Some regional shows over the next few months, and then Europe in spring 2020!

We have returned home from a massive 9 week tour, but we're not done yet! This Saturday, October 5, we will be playing our homecoming / album release show as part of Mushroom City Art Festival in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. We will play at sundown at a location that we will announce the day of the festival.

September 2019:

Our North America tour continues to roll on . . .

August 2019:

Our new album Transmission is now out! You can order from us here or bandcamp here.

Darsombra is now on a massive 9 week North American tour.

July 2019:

Hi all! We've got a new album coming out next month entitled "Transmission" and we are embarking on a massive North America tour this summer! Click here to pre-order.

June 2019:

May 2019:

May 17: Greetings beautiful humans! We are back at home in Baltimore after 7 weeks of adventure and exploration in Europe and the UK! Belgium, Holland, Germany, The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, England, and Scotland, you welcomed us, fed us, housed us, gave us an audience. . . for all this, we are deeply honored and grateful. It was seven years since our last tour in Europe, and we know we will return much sooner next time!

So for now, we rest and recover from so much travel. . . so we can head to Philadelphia and Brooklyn for some shows Memorial Day weekend with our good friends Ala Muerte—next Saturday (Philly) and Sunday (Brooklyn). Come out and see how Europe treated us, if you’re in the area. We have loads of stories to share! :)

And then, we’re home for a while, to care for our world here, tend our garden, tumble our rocks, and get our next album together to take it on the road in Canada and the US late this summer. Keep an eye out for an announcement.

April 2019:

We are on tour in Europe for all of April up until mid-May.

March 2019:

Our European tour starts this month!!!

January 2019:

Our Winter tour starts February 1!

December 2018:

Wow! The Darsombra Earth rover has landed back at the mothership in Baltimore...at last, we are home! And what can we say? The Pacific Twin Tours of 2018, where we found ourselves on both sides of the Pacific, were amazing and life changing. We can't wait to return to Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia, as well as explore that part of the Earth further...and stateside, we had a fantastic time working our way to California and back, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, too. The more places on this Earth that we tour, the more we are reminded that the human network is the strongest one, and to connect with other people around the world is affirmative, beautiful, and truly an auspicious experience.

And so we say thank you! Thank you to all the people that put together shows for us, that took care of us and helped us get from Point A to Point B (especially in Southeast Asia), that fed us and inadvertently fed us by supporting our art, that shared a stage with us, and of course, everyone that came out and watched us perform. It's a gift exchange...we give you the gift of entertainment (we hope!), and you give us the gift of someone to entertain. We acknowledge and appreciate this, and send deep gratitude to everyone who has helped us achieve our crazy dreams. So, in light of these crazy dreams, and our dogged purpose to share our music with the world (and enjoy the world's music, of course)...we have more tours in the works, including a Europe/UK tour for next spring (anyone with venue, promoter, or band contacts there, please send them our way!).

October 2018:

Hello everyone!

We are home from an incredible, life-changing tour of Southeast Asia (and of course, cannot wait to go back)! We send infinite gratitude to our hosts, everyone who booked us a show, everyone who helped us get from one place to the next, everyone who fed us, gave us a place to sleep and wash our bodies, everyone who picked us up from an airport, bus station, or train station, everyone who played on the bill with us, and of course, everyone who came out to our shows and reminded us why we do this.

We hit the road again this week for our fall 2018 U.S. tour! We're coming to some places that we haven't been in a few years plus some new places we've never visited!

We have some limited edition items from our Southeast Asia tour that we will be selling on tour and through our online mail order while supplies last. There are beautiful two-sided tour shirts, and Malaysia and Indonesia editions of our SEA tour exclusive release of two full length albums on one cassette, 2016's Polyvision and 2012's Climax Community.

We are planning to tour Europe in spring of 2019.

August 2018:

We have a couple of very exciting tours coming up. . . the first kicks off at the end of the month! We will be touring 18 cities in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia! Our first show is in Kuala Lumpur on August 31st (Malaysian Independence Day!), and we will work our way through the region until our last show on September 30th. We’ll be marking the tour with the release of a special 2 album cassette, with 2012’s Climax Community on one side, and 2106’s Polyvision on the other, released in Malaysia by Dogma Artistic Guerrilla, and in Indonesia by Noise Bombing. There will also be a special edition tour shirt!

Then, in mid-October, about a week after we arrive home from Southeast Asia, we hit the road for another 5-week tour, this one from Baltimore to California and back! There are some new cities for us on this tour, as well as some places we haven’t been since 2015, so we look forward to returning to our friends out west and straight down the middle of our crazy land, and bringing you our 2016 release, Polyvision.

In between these two tours we will once again be playing at Baltimore's Mushroom City Arts Festival in early October

June 2018:

We have a bunch of summer shows that we're announcing! Later this month we'll be opening for Yob and Bell Witch at Metro Gallery in Baltimore. In July we're doing a weekend warrior trip up to Buffalo, NY where we'll be playing Infringement Festival, plus shows in Rochester NY and Williamsport PA. In August we'll be making our first appearance at the legendary Voice of the Valley Festival in Fairview, WV.

We now have embroidered patches featuring Christophe 'Lord of the Logos' Szpajdel's amazing Darsombra moth logo. You can pick them up at our shows or at our online store.

May 2018:

Besides touring Southeast Asia later this year, Darsombra is also planning a coast-to-coast US tour for October and November! Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia, we'll be stopping by and we'd love to visit with you!

April 2018:

Hi everyone! We have big news! Darsombra is heading to Southeast Asia in September! We will be playing shows in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, & Indonesia. Stay tuned for more details!

We are taking the month of April off from playing shows, but we already have some exciting regional shows coming up in May (check out the upcoming shows section of the website). In the meantime, we are currently recording our next release and it is going to be epic! The new album is a musical journey consisting of one piece of music clocking in at 40+ minutes.

We now have a YouTube channel.

January 2018:

Hello Everyone! We made it! Through the tropical south in the winter and the mostly-thawed north in the summer, through the building of a new home on the road in our new-to-us van, through testing it out 14K+ miles a couple months later, through the composition of our next release . . . we made it! Goodbye 2017! And to you, we offer you a Thank You video which shows a lot of the footage we shot on our Great Canada Ramble tour of 2017. We hope you enjoy!

As for 2018, the sky's the limit! We want to play outside of North America for a change, and are batting around all sorts of ideas of places to play shows abroad. South America, Indonesia, Japan, and Iceland are all places we're considering. . . so if you or anyone you know lives in or near those countries and wants to see us play, let us know! And of course feel free to suggest other places we should try to play abroad--we are open to anything!

Lastly, we are hitting the road again, this time for another short tour down to Miami and New Orleans at the end of January. . . . hope to see you soon!

Much love, much gratitude, and much excitement for the new year!
Ann and Brian

October 2017:

We are excited to be performing at this year's Mushroom City Art Festival! More details here.

September 2017:

Hello friends! 13 thousand miles after we started in the beginning of July, We've made it home! Across Canada, from coast to coast (on what some Canadians dubbed, to us, a "suicide mission"), and then re-entering the States in Washington to see our old friends in the Pacific Northwest, the Rockies, the plains, and the mid-west. . .a giant tour of gigantic proportions, complete with rare astronomical occurrences to remind us of our audiences in the stars. But we would be remiss to not send our very real love to those of us here on Earth: we say THANK YOU! We love you! Aoumng.

Baltimore friends, we have a FREE homecoming show coming up in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park on September 22 (rain date Sept 23). Hope to see you there and reconnect!

January 21, 2017:

We now have our new release Polyvision available in vinyl LP format (as well as cassette, CD, and digital download). All physical formats are available from our mail order. Digital version available from our bandcamp page.

We hit the road on February 6 for a short tour down to Miami and back to play the International Noise Conference.

January 2017:

Happy new year! We have big plans for 2017! We have several upcoming shows and tours in the next few months, along with plans to tour Canada and northern U.S. this summer!

Check out our newest video for our song "From Insects. . . To Aliens (The Worms Turn)", which features footage from our fall 2016 tour, including our notorious desert shows:

November 2016:

Hello everyone!!!

We have returned from yet another wonderful, crazy, mind-expanding tour around the United States, this time promoting our new album, “Polyvision"! Over seven weeks, we found ourselves playing generator shows for sand dunes in Colorado, getting followed by curious bison in Kansas, building hot spring pools in Arkansas, and enjoying campfires everywhere from Agua Fria, Arizona, to Miami. . . and playing some fantastic shows too! We learned a lot about who we are and what we do as artists, musicians, and dreamers of a new reality. . .

To all those we met on the road, to all those who supported us in our release of “Polyvision”, and to everyone who gave us a room to sleep in, a shower to clean up in, a washing machine to do laundry in (you get the picture), we say THANK YOU! We were so glad to warm our hands by your fire, and we thank you for letting us bring our fire to you.

We are already hard at work on our next album and we'll be touring like crazy again in 2017! Stay tuned for details!

Much love and gratitude,

September 2016:

Our new album "Polyvision" is now available on CD and digital download (vinyl & cassette versions coming soon!). Mail order the CD from our store or get the digital download version at our bandcamp page.

Our Infinity Tour of 2016 kicks off on September 15!

August 2016:

"From Insects. . . To Aliens (The Worms Turn)" video excerpt #3, from the upcoming release "Polyvision":

June 2016:

"From Insects. . . To Aliens (The Worms Turn)" excerpt #2, from the upcoming release "Polyvision"

May 2016:

"From Insects. . . To Aliens (The Worms Turn)" excerpt, from the upcoming release "Polyvision"

We are finishing up work on our new release, and expect to have it out in fall.

You can now find Darsombra at Instagram and YouTube

November 2015:

Welcome to the new news page!

Height Zone World Darsombra interview

3-Legged Monster Tour update:
Hello everyone! Well. . . we did it! We played over one hundred cities and towns in the United States and Canada this year (111 to be exact). From eating sapote in Miami to drinking kombucha in Asheville; from bathing in a park fountain in New Orleans to watching unexplained phenomena in Marfa, Texas; from meditating at a monastery in northern California to blazing our way across the salt flats of Utah; from cutting hair in a park in Queens, to cooking breakfast with the mountains in Yellowstone; from jamming in a cave in Rapid City to playing in a storage unit in Memphis. . . we have had an incredible, expansive, transformative journey absorbing so much of what the lower 48 (plus Montreal and Toronto!) has to offer. So what's next for Darsombra? Are we going to tour as extensively next year? We plan on finishing a new album, with new video work. . . and then who knows? We are open to opportunities. So if you want us, let us know! We will come to you. Much love and gratitude to all!