“The nostalgic late ’90s early ’00s sound is distinguished by solid songwriting chops and an attitude that, refreshingly, is not that slacking.” – The Deli
“Armed with fuzz pedals, distorted guitar and catchy punk rock lyrics, Darkwing is ready to take flight.” – BTR Today
“Still packed with hooks and warm distortion, Darkwing are embracing the alien side of lo-fi.” – Post Trash
Oscillating between utter apathy and extreme paranoia. Like a fear that invites challenge and complacency that induces idle self-loathing, all the while seeking to experience the radical; Brooklyn via New Jersey-based Darkwing is the brainchild of Richard Rogers.
With the mild underground success of LAMEONIA under their belts, Darkwing drew the attention of young David Silver(stein), a recording engineer who works at the illustrious Sabella Studios in Long Island NY (the studio that put out that platinum Marcy Playground record in the 90s). Named in honor of this engineer who worked on his own time and for the thick clouds of various kinds of smoke that were ever present, SUPER SILVER (The EP) is a concise meditation on self confidence, love, loss and societal degradation–in that order.
Featured on this album are previous members of Darkwing who are still friends of the band; Drew McQuade on drums and Zakk Mild on bass. The music was recorded and mixed by David Silverstein and then mastered by Scott Andrews. The artwork (made by Rich) is meant to represent the wide variety of inspirations that went into the songs on this EP. There are elements of surf, punk, grunge, kraut-rock, as well as modern rock from California. You’ll see what I mean.