Dark Desert Dance

Some find the landscape uninhabitable. Black Tapestry reveals more beyond its barren appearance.

AMM April 13 2024

Black Tapestry plays Sunday night at Cheer Up Charlie’s, with Nemion.

The desert isn’t lifeless. There’s more going on amidst the cacti and brush, beneath the rocky terrain and arid expanse. It may appear parched to those unaccustomed to drier climates, but there’s an entire universe existing in this seemingly desolate landscape. Sisi and Ian of Sedona, AZ duo Black Tapestry know this well, discovering endless inspiration within the desert’s darkest corners, the shadows of hills and boulders, and the eerie beauty unfolding in the gloaming before the sun disappears.

The duo actually started working on music together about 20 years ago, experimenting with various genres before forming Black Tapestry in 2021, literally exploring a dark tapestry of styles – noise, metal, folk-driven punk – until fully realizing their current iteration of post-punk/postwave electronic and analogue synthesis.

Black Tapestry has released a handful of new singles (including today’s AMM track “Leadfoot”) leading up to a summer release of Outside, the follow-up to their full-length debut Monsoon. Experience this desert darkness live when they play tonight, Saturday April 13, at The 13th Floor, with The Cuckoos and Mass Minor. Doors at 8 p.m. You can also catch them tomorrow night, Sunday April 14, at Cheer Up Charlie’s, with Austin darkwave/electro-punk band Nemion opening the show at 8 p.m.

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