I have loved Darlings since they released their debut LP, Yeah I Know, back in 2009. Their subsequent EP and singles were equally pleasing to my ears. Then, in 2012, they released their sophomore LP, Perfect Trip, which easily trumped their prior releases. Now we have the first tease of what’s to come. It’s a song called “Centuries of Light” and it’ll be off the band’s third LP, which is called… well, we don’t even know what it’ll be called yet because the band hasn’t decided.
I dig the sound. With each new release, Darlings stray a little further from the grittiness of Yeah I Know toward a slightly more produced, cleaner style of garage pop. The guitars are pseudo-reminiscent of my favorite New Zealand band, The Zebras, without diving too far into the indie pop realm.
Tease me all you like Darlings, I’ll just continue to eat it up. Tempt yourself below:
The above song is available via bandcamp and the pay-what-you-want model. Give ’em a few bucks. It’s worth it!