Dan Penta doesn't have fans. He has disciples. An outcast of the D.C. suburbs, he arrived in New York City in 1999, quickly becoming a staple of the anti-folk scene. But while friends like Regina Spektor, the Moldy Peaches, and Langhorne Slim went on to earn acclaim, Dan remained unknown. Creating in obscurity, he handmade CD-Rs for the consecrated few who, through the years, came to form a tiny congregation.
Yellow K had set out to record a retrospective culled from twenty years of songwriting. Brooklyn based producer Vincent Cacchione was enlisted to bring the band's vision into focus. They retreated upstate to a cabin in the wintry mountains above Woodstock, transforming it into a ramshackle studio, during a week of heavy snow that kept them secluded and away from distraction.
The resulting album, Nightmare Afternoon, was released February 26th, 2016.