Friday, September 10, 2010

Fresh Track: Those Darlins Drop Free Download of 'Nightjogger,' Kick off Headlining Tour [MP3]

Posted By on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Guess which image is the X-ray.
  • Guess which image is the X-ray.
All right, Creamers, step back from your ledges, get your necks outta those nooses and lips off those tailpipes, because — in addition to this being Friday and Pixies appearing tonight and tomorrow night at The Ryman — I’m back from my debatably deserved California vacash, well rested and ready to get back to blogging for your debatably deserving asses. I know, it hurts to smile when it’s been a while, but take a blood thinner, give your pearly whites a little a bit of light, and let that joy manifest between your dimples, because not only am I back, but I come bearing gifts. As a token of my Tennessee appreciation, I present you with an MP3 for the A-side of the new “Nightjogger” b/w “Funstix Party” 7-inch from Nashville-via-Murfreesboro’s favorite punk-try daughters (and son) Those Darlins. The tangible wax is available for pre-order on the band’s site and is slated for release Sept. 14 via indie retail and Record Store Day.

Click here to preview both tracks on the 7-inch and download “Nightjogger," or just venture after the jump to hear it right here on the Cream.

As you probably recall, Nikki Darlin handed Kanye West his own ego when she trumped his career-launching broken jaw with a fracture of her own last May. Well, not really … but she did break both bones in her left forearm following a festival performance in Ohio, and the cover art for the “Nightjogger” 7-inch is an X-ray image of that double fracture. So, I guess you can think of “Nightjogger” as Those Darlins’ “Through the Wire.”

The track is a swampy, minor-tinged garage-blues romp (that sounds NOTHING like R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming") about, you guessed it, jogging after dark. The rave-up of a B-side, by Jessi and Sheriff Lin's project Funstix, is a potty-mouthed, fun-loving ode to the kind of debauchery that brings about broken bones. I mean seriously, if you can deny a lyric like "You bring the fun, I’ll bring the stix / You bring the pussy, I’ll bring the dicks," than you have neither a pussy nor a dick. You’ve ceased to be human. Amiright?

Anyhow, these tracks should be enough to tide over the Darlins faithful as they await the release of the band's next full-length. In the meantime, with Nikki D. recovered and recuperated, the band just hit the road for a headlining jaunt that will see them sharing stages with fellow Southern rockers and beat revivalists the likes of The Black Lips, The Strange Boys, Gentleman Jesse and His Men, The Soft Pack and our very own Turbo Fruits. See the dates below, and don’t forget to download “Nightjogger” after you do.

SEPTEMBER:
9/8 - Birmingham, AL — Bottletree #
9/9 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
9/10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
9/11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle #
9/12 - Myrtle Beach, SC — Island Bar
9/14 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 #
9/15 - Washington DC - Black Cat #
9/16 - New York City - Bowery Ballroom #
9/17 - Cambridge, MA - T.T. the Bear's #
9/18 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Bowl #
9/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie (early show) #
9/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie (late show) #
9/21 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern $
9/22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall $
9/24 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill $
9/25 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon $
9/26 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue @ 7th St. Entry $
9/28 - Omaha, NE — Slowdown $
9/29 - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling
9/30 - Kansas City, KS - The Record Bar $

OCTOBER:
10/2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
10/7 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall %
10/8 — Austin City Limits Festival
10/8 — ACL After Party @ Emo’s +
10/9 - Laredo, TX - Old No. 2

# W/The Strange Boys & Gentleman Jesse and His Men
$ W/Turbo Fruits
% W/The Soft Pack
+ w/The Black Lips

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