Dark Day

Dark Day were an American coldwave band from NYC that issued a single on one-press Strike It From the Records in 1979, followed by the album Exterminating Angel on Infidelity in 1980. A second album, Window, appeared on the Dutch Plexus label in 1982. Two cassettes and one further album appeared on self-press Nigh Eve between 1984 and 1989. The name Dark Day refers both to keyboardist/singer Robin Crutchfield and whichever assortment of backing musicians he assembled for a given project.

Members: Robin Crutchfield, Brian Bendlin, Bill Sack, Shawn McQuate, Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Nancy Arlen, Nina Canal, Phil Kline, Barry Friar, David Rosenbloom, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Brown, Peter Principle


  • “Hands In the Dark” / “Invisible Man” ‎(1979)
  • Exterminating Angel (1980 • R.L. Crutchfield’s Dark Day)
  • Window (1982)
  • Obsession (cassette, 1984)
  • Beyond the Pale (cassette, 1986)
  • Darkest Before Dawn (1989)

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