DARKSIDE - Lawmaker

  • Swaggering and psychedelic political commentary from Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington.
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  • DARKSIDE's lyrics are cryptic but occasionally illuminating, like sea fog pierced by a lighthouse beam. "Lawmaker" shows us a different style of DARKSIDE: psychedelic political commentary. The song is a swaying, knotty parable of institutional and pharmaceutical corruption, as Dave Harrington's swaggering bass flows under Nicolás Jaar's lilting vocals. "He's wearing a doctor's coat but in his hand is the ring of a lawmaker," Jaar sings, the clearest his vocals have sounded in this group yet. As the grotesque climax peaks, the duo begin to sound less like shadowy knob-twisters and more like a mature band who know what's at stake.