Take the easy listening capability of one of those soft rock hits that played when you were a child, throw away the cookie cutter and sprinkle in some real lyricism, add a helping of folk and maybe a dash of alt-country and you’ve got something beautiful.
Don’t believe me? I didn’t think you would. You’ve always been a show me kind of crowd so I’ll give you a listen to “Good Man” and “In The Morning” compliments of Young Giant Records.
“Good Man” has a chorus that reminds me of my dad’s beat up old pickup and sunny evenings with the windows down driving to ball practice. It feels like home. I can’t really describe it better than that. Honestly, the whole six track album feels that way. “In The Morning” is whimsical, with a hopeful little guitar rhythm floating throughout the track. There’s some amusing storytelling going on, metaphors reminding me of simpler things.
Darlingside provide a different kind of sound than I typically listen to – more reflective than introspective; beautiful strings augmented by clear vocals that are devoid of pretense or flash. Darlingside’s music tells a story that we didn’t expect to hear.
Sometimes those stories are the best ones.
The band is playing a show in Arlington @ IOTA Club & Cafe on December 6th. It’s a 21+ show, and starts at 8:30pm. Maybe you should go check it out.