Concert Preview: The DA

The DA has two upcoming shows in San Diego

By Sean Sales

The DA
Kava Lounge
December 17, 2011

Tin Can Ale House
December 18, 2011

This indie new-wave band coming from the deserts of west Texas call themselves The DA. The five-piece band just released their debut album, You Kids! – a fun and danceable album with a mix of sounds that create a cleaver swirl of music that captures all attention. My personal favorites from the album include “Pastels” and “Big Women.” This band does a unique job of mixing sounds from a wide array of instruments including trumpets and electric keyboards. Recorded at the famous Sonic Ranch Studio, this album is loaded with captivating hooks, and energetic lyrics. Songs like “Big Women” creates this funky jam that will defiantly get your head bopping. Though the album has hints of Modest Mouse and Mars Volta, The DA has created their own unique sound.

The DA will be playing in San Diego two nights this month – one on Dec. 17 at the Kava Lounge and the second on Dec. 18 at the Tin Can Ale House. Their live shows are energetic and get you moving, and is definitely not a show to miss. Based on the rave reviews for their SXSW performance in 2010, The DA is not a band to miss. If you’re looking for great indie music, I suggest you pick up their album, which they will be selling at both shows.