Darkwave Outfit ASTARI NITE Channels Angst and Isolation in “Necessity Meal”

Sailed the seven seas, Spoke in Japanese
I was scared of girls and Jesus
Poured some tea for two, in a dream, I was you
In fact, I’m always sneezing

Miami stalwarts Astari Nite distinguishes themselves with a blend of dark alternative sounds and introspective themes involving death, love, and the occult, creating an emotionally charged and haunting atmosphere – in doing so, their bold approach pushes the boundaries of the dark alternative genre. Merging elements of alternative rock, post-punk, and New Romantic, Astari Nite delivers a dark anthem that nods to both innocence and dark fantasy with Necessity Meal. The track features guitar distortion, a chorus with a disco beat, and a generous use of theatrical synths.

“In the end of it all, life can be rather messy, and I can sing if I want to, at my own pity party!” quips lead singer Mychael.

Necessity Meal weaves through the complexities of emotional turmoil and the journey towards self-discovery, touching on the poignant themes of grief, charm, and guilt. It is a quest for forgiveness, highlighting the unexpected solace found in the kindness of strangers. As they strip away the layers of privacy, Astari Nite reveals a landscape where the pursuit of authenticity contends with societal judgment. The song intricately explores the dynamics of love, temptation, and identity. Capturing the essence of vulnerability amidst the cold backdrop of societal apathy, Necessity Meal stands as a bold critique of the false ideals of perfection that impede true connections.

The track echoes the sounds of Clan of Xymox, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, and the Psychedelic Furs, infused with the band’s hallmark cinematic motifs of the occult. It also channels the vibe of Bowie’s later work acting as the backdrop for a vivid fever dream that transports you to an alternate reality.

The song is out now via Negative Gain Productions. Listen below

ASTARI NITE 2024 Live Dates:

  • 2/10 – Nashville, TN @ Fascination Street (THE GOTH PROM) featuring ASTARI NITE!
  • 3/23 – New York City, NY @ The Red Party
  • 4/20 – Parsippany, New Jersey, @ Dark Force Fest
  • 4/27 – Tampa, FL – Supporting Das Ich W/ guest Oberer Totpunkt (Communion After Dark Presents)
  • 7/6 – Dallas, TX @ Obituary Festival curated by Leah lane of Rosegarden Funeral party

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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