I’ve seen the future of music and it’s three darlins standing front and center, slinging guitars, and honest-to-goodnight, straight-up whiskey soaked grit without one whiff of pretension or any lack or earnestness. (Unlike say, Animal Collective who many of you will flock to this evening. Please take a look at yourselves in the mirror. Thank you.)
The darlins I reference are Those Darlins who’re playing The Rock and Roll Hotel with the Features and the Dexateens tomorrow night and TVD’s got a pair of tickets for one wildly effusive commenter who’s primed to be over the moon with Those Darlins like we are here at TVD HQ. (Not to mention, their self-titled debut is released on vinyl on June 23...)
We’re not alone with our love for Those Darlins—The New York Times, USA TODAY's "Pop Candy," Paste Magazine, The Austin American Statesman, Billboard, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Observer, and The NY Press all heaped praise upon Those Darlins at SXSW ‘09. The band took pictures for Vanity Fair's party and were pulled on stage by The Black Lips for a King Khan and the Shrines set.
On top of that, Daytrotter, Buzzzine, and a dozen other blogs have written about Those Darlins in the past two weeks while they opened for The Black Keys's Dan Auerbach. Add that to the American Songwriter feature, NY Times Pick, Boston Globe "Break out of 09" pick, Nashville Scene Pick, New Yorker blogging, BUST magazine "Cool EP" Alert, and so on...
So, get with the well-deserved buzz. We’ll choose one winner for the pair of tickets by NOON tomorrow for the throwdown at The R&R Hotel. (Contact email required!)
Those Darlins - Wild One (Mp3)