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    Fri, 03 May 2013 16:59:33

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Digital Daggers' Andrea - Close your eyes, open your ears and shut your mouth!

    Digital Daggers - Andrea and Space - are releasing their second album Close Your Eyes, on June 11. The L.A-based duo that have emerged as one of the most prolifically used bands in TV, with their songs featured on shows like Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and more.

    We invited singer Andrea into our lair for some Take Aim action and she was game. We're sorta crushing. We won't deny.

    You will be in the same boat once you rock this Take Aim sesh!

    Twitter-size your bio - 140 words or characters, yer choice- of what we need to know!

    Dark and moody little alternative pop duo from sunny Los Angeles, who's love for melancholy, misfits, and minor chords comes out sonically.

    Any non-music hobbies, skills or talents?

    Not really… I make a good batch of cookies every once in a while, but it doesn't happen often and it's nothing notable. Though I've decided to learn and master reading Tarot cards this week… we'll see… As for my bandmate Space, he's a master computer wiz.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Well, if you look at my answer for the above question, probably homeless. Even my 'fall back' plan involves music - which would be starting a cover band and playing in hotels and on cruises, because I hear that's actually quite lucrative and who doesn't like a good cruise and hits from the '80s?

    Pick one song and share a writing or recording story. Put is INSIDE the song and moment.

    "Can't Sleep, Can't Breathe." Space had recorded that opening guitar line, that dirty and dark little thing, and when I heard it, I thought it was so cool, so we started writing to it. It was one of those nights where we ended up being in the studio til about 4 in the morning. I think I was a little drunk, and ticked off about something, so lyrically it was kind of an unleashing of the dragons… don't get me wrong, we had a lot of fun writing the song together, but there was a really dark and driving force behind it.

    Why do you think your music has lent itself to TV and film usage?

    I think we're really lucky that there's a darker trend in TV and films lately, that the horror genre is more mainstream than it used to be. All these shows and movies about vampires and murderous teenagers, etc… Works for us. A lot of my youth was spent being a total introvert and burying my nose in Anne Rice and Stephen King novels, so lyrically that's the world I come from. Sonically, Space is really great at creating dark and moody landscapes with the tracks, full of beautiful and cinematic instrumentation, which lends itself really nicely to dramatic scenes. I really admire a good music supervisor, fitting the right song to the right scene… it's an art, and when it's good, it's memorable. We've been lucky to work with some masters in that department.

    Did you dig Digital Daggers?

    —Carly Costello

    Photo Credit: Nick Ligonis | www.nickligonis.com

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