In 2009, Darlings‘ debut LP, Yeah I Know, cracked my top ten albums of the year. Well the NYC-based garage rock band is back with a new EP, due to drop on Famous Class Records in mid-March. If “Big Girl” is a tell-tale sign of what’s to come, Warma promises to be just as raucous and fun, lo-fi and in-your-face as the previous LP. “Big Girl” on video is a dimly-lit (apparently by flashlight) performance by the band, cast in a pale, near sepia-style yellow.
Darlings play rock because their music is loud and uses wildly distorted guitars and heavily beat drums, but it’s the pop sensibilities that makes their music so damn good. You can hear it on “Big Girl” through and through. In fact, this may be my first wildly anticipated EP of the year! “Big Girl” is also available via 7″ single on Famous Class — that one you can pick up right now!
I’ve included the title track from Yeah I Know for some added enjoyment. (And also in hopes that a few more of you will go out and grab the record… it’s a good one!)
Download: “Yeah I Know” by Darlings