Those Darlins

July 19, 2009

thosedarlinsWickedly entertaining self-titled debut from Tennessee based band Those Darlins (Jessi Darlin, Nikki Darlin, and Kelley Darlin), featuring twelve odes mostly to wild and dubious behavior of various sorts, frequently alcohol or lust fueled, or both, though there is a tribute to Mama thrown in as well. The songs, often done in three part harmonies, are raucous, a little dirty minded, but also immediately infectious and just plain fun. They seem a bit like the West Coast’s the Hot Toddies, except working in a country vein. And like that band, they’re impressively talented musicians with a real flair for a pop hook. Call it country, cowpunk or rockabilly, but if you’re a fan of one or all of the above, you should give Those Darlins a listen. Standout cuts: “Red Light Love,” “Wild One,” “Cannonball Blues” and “Snaggle Tooth Mama.”


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