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Dark for Dark is “Even” steven 

A video made using the barter system and a new single awaits you March 1.

click to enlarge Dark for Dark gets even. - LUCIA STEVENS
  • Dark for Dark gets even.
  • Lucia Stevens

In the making of its latest single "Even," Dark for Dark bartered a custom headboard for a music video and recording time for a yet-to- be-decided-upon good. The band's lead singer and songwriter, Rebecca Zolkower is willing to continue her bartering economic strategy with fans for a download code at the upcoming single release party. The single will be available for purchase in the form of handmade merch or "weird little things," maybe even clay spoons---if they're ready in time. Which shouldn't be a problem considering the pace the band has been moving to put out this single, recorded at the Shady Grove studio in early January and shooting the music video just three weeks ago with Katie McKay.

Zolkower describes the collaborative video making process with first time music videomaker but seasoned photographer McKay. "We knew that we wanted to do something in the woods in the snow. We kinda thought the idea would just come to us. So one day, she says, they "went out on a beautiful sunny day at the beginning of January to Tea Lake and went for a hike and shot some footage of the river. We didn't go with any ideas, then we got in the car and were brainstorming---spoiler alert---there's a Christmas tree." The video was shot over two days with day one ending abruptly due to cold January rain. "The ending was messed up, we panicked because of the weather. We decided we were going to have to reshoot some of the ending. Katie brought up the idea of a kid. So thats when I asked my cousin if her five-year old daughter Frances would want to do it. She's an incredible redheaded awesome kid." Bonus points to anyone who can spot Frances' tutu in the video. "She insisted on wearing it over her snowsuit which you can't really see in the video," says Zolkower. "But I know that it's there."


Dark for Dark w/Nick Everett
Saturday, March 1 at 9pm
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street

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