Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Those Darlins: Rolling Stone Breaking Artist

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:59 PM

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Sure, Those Darlins got a sidelong mention in a recent Rolling Stone article about, uh, bluegrass, but they've gone and turned up again, this time as a "Breaking" artist.

Sounds Like: Those Darlins have created an infectious blend of country, rock and punkabilly on their witty, fuzzed-out self-titled debut. From the hard-driving "Red Light Love" to the tongue-in-cheek "Snaggle Tooth Mama," the band has a knack for writing memorable hooks about booze, boys and everything in between. "Remember if you want to drink and drive/better find a boy to take you home for the night," they playfully suggest on "DUI or DIE." The girls have a sensitive side, too, as "Mama's Heart" beautifully demonstrates, but their forte is the two-minute pop of songs like "Hung Up On Me." Onstage the girls alternately sing and shout harmonies over distorted guitar riffs that nod to everyone from Link Wray to the Ramones.

Now, the other cool thing here is that if you follow the link, you'll see there's also a video of the band performing "Snaggle Tooth Mama"--and it's from the band's appearance on Lake Fever Sessions, filmed right here in our fair city by the fine gentleman of Tugboat Productions. Good work all the way around, people.

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