“If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash”
— Leonard Cohen
"Hello friends, I'm nobody," a tongue-in-cheek quip in the song It's Alright, is perhaps the only way to introduce The Dark Fruits. Over a spunky guitar groove, melodic bass, and sparse, spot-on drums, the song acknowledges that it is a stranger to the music world. Indeed, some of the songs have been alive but hidden for over a decade. But that is about to change.
Most bands start playing together in a basement or garage, put together a few songs, and get playing live before recording an album. Not The Dark Fruits. When lead singer/songwriter Jeff Wolosewich approached Jordy Walker, the ubiquitous Yukon producer and multi-instrumentalist, they quickly added bassist Micah Smith and drummer Patrick Docherty, went straight to the studio, and came dangerously close to debuting with a double album before they even spoke about playing a live show.
What's next? Chosen from over 35 demos, the band has completed bed tracks for 22 songs, and its first digital release will be arriving soon. Videos are being shot. Tours will be booked. Hidden for long enough, these songs are about to find you.
The Dark Fruits go live in 2019.
“Words keep like canned peaches If they're good enough”
— Gord Downie