Album Review: "Self-titled" by Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe (8/10)

Distributed by: Rare Bird/Kitten Robot Records

Producer: Joe Cardamone

Vocalists Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Joe Cardamone, best known for his work with The Icarus Line, teamed up for this macabre transmission. Their lushly decomposing debut makes listeners want to dance while sinning, then collapse in agony from excessive joy. Fueled by mutual admiration, the duo uses alter egos to inform their hypercreative and bone-chilling postmodern sound. The result is as disturbing as it is refreshing, perplexing while being creepily familiar. Don’t miss “Skeleton Joe Manifesto,” a wending opus that’ll turn your soul inside out