"Dust" by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness on iTunes

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

These Austin, Texas post-punks took eight years to follow up their debut album. They've slimmed to a quartet, and their sound has expanded and deepened. The shoegaze elements here have greater resonance, creating dreamlike atmospherics on the slowly emerging “Safely” while turning up the aggression on “Faust” and “Stay Awake.” Singer Christian Goyer exhibits greater range, offering a Band of Horses–type sweetness to the pulsing euphoria of “Come Undone,” while guitarist Ernest Salaz, bassist Edward Robert, and drummer Tim White turn tight and aggressive on “Walk Out” and purely ambient for “You Are Dead to Me.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

These Austin, Texas post-punks took eight years to follow up their debut album. They've slimmed to a quartet, and their sound has expanded and deepened. The shoegaze elements here have greater resonance, creating dreamlike atmospherics on the slowly emerging “Safely” while turning up the aggression on “Faust” and “Stay Awake.” Singer Christian Goyer exhibits greater range, offering a Band of Horses–type sweetness to the pulsing euphoria of “Come Undone,” while guitarist Ernest Salaz, bassist Edward Robert, and drummer Tim White turn tight and aggressive on “Walk Out” and purely ambient for “You Are Dead to Me.”

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

6 Ratings

Long awaited...and worth the wait

LvXmal,

Nicely done. On repeat!

Well worth the 8-year wait!!

Grim Gaijin,

Dust is the perfect follow-up to Fear Is On Our Side. Every song is perfect - blending dark pop and gothic overtones! One of my favorite bands is finally back and Dust has left me extremely satisfied! DOWNLOAD THIS NOW!!

About I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness is a five-piece dark pop band out of Austin, TX; scene mates include Paul Newman, Windsor for the Derby, and Glorium. But I Love You, formed in 2001 and comprised of singer Christian Goyer, bassist Edward Robert, guitarists Ernest Salaz and Daniel Del Favero, and percussionist Tim White, is not all that predictable, at least if their debut album, Fear Is on Our Side, tells a reliable story. Where the band's self-titled EP, a five-song dazzler issued in 2003 on the daredevil Emperor Jones label (and reissued in 2006 by Secretly Canadian), offered up mildly doleful and semi-danceable indie rock courtesy of Spoon's Britt Daniel, who produced and helped swirl buzz on the band beyond the city limits, Fear Is on Our Side takes a turn for the seriously, achingly bleak. Echoes of Talk Talk and other visceral, introspective 1980s bands filter through the familiar guitar textures, but the mid-2000s is a new era for intelligent gloominess, and flavoring this brew is an overcharged mindfulness that suggests close attention to recent musical history, especially electronica. Though the group's output so far suggests a willingness to climb and explore, cynicism would seem to be an enduring I Love You trait. As the decade wore on, little was heard from the band and it seemed they had entered a lengthy hiatus. Suddenly, in late 2014, Secretly Canadian announced that I Love You would be releasing their second album Dust in October of that year. ~ Tammy La Gorce

  • ORIGIN
    Austin, TX
  • FORMED
    2001

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