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Moods: Mood: Sex Music Pop: Garage Pop Rock: Rock & Roll

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United States - NY - New York City

Darlings

On paper, there's nothing special about Darlings. Four friends from Brooklyn, standard garage pop instrumentation. No haircuts. No gimmicks. And that's exactly what makes them special. Their debut LP Yeah I Know went platinum nowhere, but managed to make fans out of a bunch of people on the internet and the New York Times. Their followup EP Warma also received its fair share of spins on the record players of journos and college radio stations across the country. Those in the know like this band. A lot. "Pet the Ghost" is the first single from their recently completed full-length Perfect Trip. Due out January 29, 2013, the new album was recorded in a warehouse during a sweltering week in Philadelphia and mixed at Brooklyn's Death by Audio. Perfect Trip is weirder, poppier, heavier, creepier, LOUDER and is primed to take the beauty of simplicity to the masses. Be in the know. Listen to this band.

"A splash of lo-fi elegance. On its winning debut album 'Yeah I Know' this young New York band plays casually rendered garage-pop that’s masking an arched eyebrow.” - The New York Times

“Darlings are stepping into their name and becoming something of an It band. Why? It must be the group’s short, catchy and ultra-listenable guitar jams.”
- Time Out New York

"This is slacker pop with nothing lacking." - Noisey

“Darlings don't get enough attention, as they're one of the more tuneful bands we have in this town, and they're always good live.” - BrooklynVegan

"'The band embodies everything a good young pop group should, with a slacker attitude that belies their technical ability.” - Impose Magazine

“When garage rock is this catchy, it's pretty easy to get behind. 'Yeah I Know' is easily one of the most listenable records of the year." - L Magazine

“A fun album of ramshackle garage-pop combining lo-fi production, amateurish vocals and jangly guitars that veer from hot surf licks to noisy shoegazerish distortion, and topped off with lots of insanely catchy pop hooks.” - KEXP

“Whether you grew up on the Stones, the Replacements, Pavement or the Thermals, [Yeah I Know]'s sloppy exuberance will resonate.” - Dusted Magazine

"Straightforward, earnest garage pop--with occasional detours into noisy, Sonic Youth-style mishmash." - SPIN.com