Those Darlins

Those Darlins

Garage/Country/Pop (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

It’s not sexist to call Those Darlins a “Girl Group.” It’s also not entirely accurate (there’s a dude in the band!). But the Tennessee foursome has been building steam the past couple of years with a sound that is a take off on the amazing, classic “girl groups” of the golden ’60s Pop era, layered vocals, harmonies and all. There’s a twist — a few actually — as the band also has a trad Country Pop thread running through its core. And then there’s the winking lyrical content, which slips slyly between sincerity, sarcasm and silliness. If that doesn’t pique your interest, know that the music press loves ’em and they’ve charmed crowds from Bonnaroo to dates with Dan Auerbach and Wanda Jackson.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Ramones backing Leslie Gore at the Grand Ole Opry. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)

~ “From roller derby cowpunk to Go Go's transcendence.” (Spin)

~ “...an instant garage/power-pop classic that would make everyone from Iggy Pop to the Apples in Stereo to King Tuff proud.” (Paste Magazine)