Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy sloppy garage pop …why the hell not?

My review of the NYC band Darlings’ really fun, not mind-bendingly serious Yeah I Know runs today at Dusted.

Yeah I Knowfeels both familiar and oddly fresh. It’s an old car running on high-test gas. It’s the ephemera high energy of new adulthood funneled through well-travelled pop channels. And, not so remarkably, that energy carries the day. Whether you grew up on the Stones, the Replacements, Pavement or the Thermals, its sloppy exuberance will resonate like an old photo of a putatively simpler time.”


“If This Is Love”

“Teenage Girl”

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