We're a Band or Something

dot.darkness is pronounced dot-dot-darkness. The duo builds on an electronic canvas with sexy live vocals and electric guitars. Formed in Nashville, TN in 2011, these Computer Scientists took Josh's background as an electronic producer and Colin's former life as a rock star and put together something that sounded kind like both of those things, and a little like neither of them. Drawing on influences from classic video games, 80's style electronica, alternative rock, and post-rock, dot.darkness has developed a style that is passionate, nerdy, and fun.

In 2011, shortly after the release of Portal 2, dot.darkness performed a cover of "The Future Soon" by Jonathan Coulton. JoCo was gracious enough to tweet our cover to his Internet fandom. In February of 2013, we did a cover of Feed Me's new track "Death By Robot", which subsequently receieved a similar post from Mr. Jon Gooch himself. Having played the cover song game for long enough, dot.darkness released the original EP: Damage Over Time on February 14, 2014.

Pixel Josh

Josh Sheehy

Vocals, Production, Launchpad

Pixel Colin

Colin Hemphill

Guitars, Keys, Production, Video Game Controllers


IKKiCON - featuring dot.darkness - Austin, TX

New show announced!

Come hang out with us at the con and hear some great music.

It's Christmas time!

When Christmas comes around, it means more cynical Christmas tunes from your favorite nerdy synthpop rock duo. We aren't planning a full EP for this year, but you can still expect some great Christmas fun from us at the top of December.

Original material on the way

It's weird to think that it's been a full gestation period since the release of our first original EP: Damage Over Time. No really, that's weird.

Damage over time has been dealt, and it's effects could use a little boost. With that in mind, we are preparing for the launch of a Damage Over Time Remix EP! We are working with several amazing producers who are doing miraculous things with our music. This will be a fresh take on DoT that you don't want to miss.

But they're not the only ones who get to have some fun. Keep an eye out for an announcement about the all-new dot.darkness EP making its mark by the end of this year.