Preview: DVG @ The Analog, May 11
Written by joe on May 4, 2017
DVG // Daren Von Girdner
FFO: Watsky, Lil Dicky, Wax, Spose
On his first national tour run, Daren Von Girdner (DVG) is celebrating the release of his latest album Covered in Color and will be making a stop in Portland. DVG will be at Portland’s The Analog on May 11. Doors are at 5pm, the show is all ages, and tickets are $15. Get yours here.
I make music for your girlfriend.
That is the first line at the top of DVG’s website, and he often refers to himself as “your girlfriend’s next favorite artist” in some of his various vlogs and blog posts. Covered in Color is the follow up to Daren’s second EP, My Life Is Beautiful (2016). My Life is Beautiful was Daren’s first release as an independent artist, where music was his sole focus. Daren’s career in music began after leaving his job on SourceFed, a news and entertainment network on YouTube, and his music documents his journeys throughout his life and as he finds his voice in music. Nearly one year later, and after the release of his three EPs, DVG has made significant growth and development in his music, and has found his sound. Leading up to the release of Covered In Color, Daren published blog posts discussing the 6 tracks and his writing. On his first blog post he writes:
I’m standing tall with these 6 records as I am so proud of the progression. With each song that I wrote on this project I felt inches closer to catching my sound … Initially, the entire project was going to be very minimalistic. That didn’t exactly happen but I believe it’s for the best. I always try and encapsulate how I was feeling during those 8 months and I think these 18 minutes did just that. I can’t wait for you to hear that.
Check out DVG’s music video for “Little Things” below: