Anxiety can be crippling. Shortness of breath. Dizziness. Tightness in the chest.
Both members of Dark Time Sunshine – Northwest oldominion rapper Onry Ozzborn and Chicago producer Zavala – have long suffered from anxiety, carrying the constant weight of fear of these symptoms coming on at a moments notice. Their latest album, ANX, fully encapsulates their respective disorders – and at the same time became an outlet through which they both overcame them. The creation of music is the essential part of their lives – an escape, a place of serenity – also an outlet to vent their emotions. The most extremes of emotions: panic/patience, happiness/depression, strength/weakness, love/hate & trust/betrayal.
The mood of the album reflects these extremes and is bi-polar at times, from calm to manic. The production set by Zavala is a backdrop that identifies with overcoming anxiety and panic attacks, based mainly in analog synthesizers and heavy drum breaks. Drawing inspiration from not only the classic hip hop and psychadelia they are known for, but jazz and electronic as well, which gives the album itâ€™s tension and release, an added flicker of unpredictability.Mature and confident, ANX is a valiant album about taking control of oneâ€™s life and overcoming the fears that restrain us all. Featuring special guest appearances by Aesop Rock, P.O.S., Busdriver and more!
Catch Dark Time Sunshine in support of Aesop Rock this summer!
07.19 | Portland, OR | Wonder Ballroom
07.20 | Eugene, OR | John Henryâ€™s #
07.21 | Seattle, WA | The Crocodile **ANX Album Release Party w/ Very Special Guests #
07.22 | Boise, ID | The Crux #
07.23 | Salt Lake City, UT | In The Venue
07.24 | Denver, CO | Summit Music Hall
07.25 | Kansas City, MO | Record Bar #
07.26 | Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue
07.27 | Madison, WI | Barrymore Theatre
07.28 | Chicago, IL | Metro
07.29 | Peoria, IL | The Brass Rail #
07.31 | New Haven, CT | Cafe 9 #
08.01 | Portland, ME | The Big Easy #
08.02 | Boston, MA | Paradise Rock Club
08.03 | New York, NY | Irving Plaza
08.04 | Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer
08.05 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
08.07 | Atlanta, GA | The Loft
08.09 | Dallas, TX | Granada Theater
08.10 | Houston, TX | Fitzgeraldâ€™s
08.11 | Austin, TX | Mohawk
08.12 | Las Cruces, NM | The Main Stem #
08.13 | Tucson, AZ | Rialto Theater
08.14 | Tempe, AZ | Marquee Theater
08.15 | San Diego, CA | Belly Up
# Solo Dark Time Sunshine shows w/ Crushcon7