New Release: ‘Dark Mark Vs Skeleton Joe’ a Cool Collaboration

Dark Mark v Skeleton Joe - Courtesy
Dark Mark v Skeleton Joe - Courtesy

Edited by JOHN DALY

Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe featuring Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Joe Cardamone of The Icarus Line have released their self-titled debut album via Rare Bird-Kitten Robot Records.

The new record was preceded by the single “No Justice.”

Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe takes an electronic turn and reveals a new, experimental sound. An artist and author, Lanegan has collaborated with bands and musicians including UNKLE, Neko Case, The Duke Spirit and Queens of the Stone Age and others.

“The fact that it’s not like anything either one of us have done before is what makes this so interesting for me,” Lanegan said. “When you have done as much stuff as Joe and I, you have to constantly search for the different and challenging to keep yourself engaged.”

“The project is called Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe because we both have assumed these alter egos over the years,” Cardamone said. “The material we wanted to do together seemed to take well to the idea that our personas here are as if we’re now outcasts to our own creative selves.”

The album is available via Spotify and Apple Music via Rare Bird/Kitten Robot Records. Pre-order vinyl for the record here.