They may not be a bluegrass band in the strictest sense of that term, but Those Darlins sure are keeping busy these days, and just to prove it to you, they've announced a whole lot of things that you should stay away from if you can't handle crazy. But you can handle crazy, right?
First off, there's the matter of their tour, which will take the Darlins to Bonnaroo, AthFest and Border Bash and, perhaps most importantly, to Mercy Lounge on June 27 for their record release show with none other than The Black Lips.
Speaking of the record (which is mighty fine, I might add), it will be out there for the havin' starting on June 23--on vinyl, that is. (The vinyl version also comes with a CD.) Those of you who'd rather have just a CD or download will have to wait until July 7. In either case, you can pre-order the album at thosedarlins.com, and if you're one of the first 1,000 people to do so, you'll get an autographed publicity photo like the one you see above, only bigger and not made of pixels.
Full tour dates after the jump.
12 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel+
13 - Charlottesville, VA @ IS Venue+
19 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop+
20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas+
21 - Newport, KY @ The Parlour+
22 - Lexington, KY @ The Dame+
23 - Knoxville, TN @ Barley's Tap Room+
11: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (8:30PM)
19: Bristol, VA @ Border Bash
20: Asheville, NC @ BOBO Gallery
25: Atlanta @ Drunken Unicorn
26: Athens, GA @ AthFest
27: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
* w/the Black Lips
+ w/The Features & The Dexateens