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Announcing... Those Darlins Self-Titled Debut Album!

posted Mar 25, 2009, 2:17 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Thirty Tigers

Announcing... Those Darlins Self-Titled Debut Album 


The New York Times, USA TODAY's "Pop Candy," Paste Magazine,  The Austin American Statesman, Billboard, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Observer, and The NY Press all loved Those Darlins at SXSW 09.  The band took pictures for Vanity Fair's party and were pulled on stage by The Black Lips for a King Khan and the Shrines set! 


On top of that... Pitchfork, KEXP, Daytrotter, Buzzzine, and a dozen other blogs have written about Those Darlins in the past two weeks while they opened for The Black Keys's Dan Auerbach. Add that to the American Songwriter feature, NY Times Pick, Boston Globe "Break out of 09" pick, Nashville Scene Pick, New Yorker blogging, BUST magazine "Cool EP" Alert, and so on....and, well, Those Darlins are blowing up.


And finally... 

Those Darlins self-titled debut album will be out on July 7

(and 2 weeks prior, June 23 on vinyl)

on OH WOW DANG Records

(Those Darlins' and business partner John Turner's label) via RED/ Thirty Tigers)


We will have promos very soon, so please let me know ASAP if you'd like to get an advance copy for review...  Also, Those Darlins, no strangers to the road, will have more tours to announce very soon, so keep a lookout for those press releases!


It's going to be a very hot summer. 



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Sample what was said last week about Those Darlins:



"What happened to the rock star, the kind who sets about profane mischief? At the Club Deville yesterday, it seemed like he had a sex change and came back as a girl group. In a world of emo-boys and reluctant band leaders, Those Darlins, country-punk pals from Murfreesboro, Tenn., had a comically leering sexuality and the kind of abandon that seems scarce these days. Their punk hootenanny sensibility reminds us that you don't have to act serious to be taken seriously. South by Southwest, with its quick set ups and tear downs, is always technically challenged, but when these girls blew an amp, they vamped with the kind of jokes and entreaties that can't be rendered here.... Nikki Darlin - they all have the same last name, that's just how they roll - dismissed the boys when they were finished. "Now get off the stage before we kiss you to death."  

USA Today's Pop Candy: 

"Best band I've seen yet: Those Darlins. Three country-punk ladies from one of my favorite places: Murfreesboro, Tenn.!"


TEEN VOGUE: SXSW: Day Three Wrap-Up

PASTE # 4 most buzziest band of SXSW 

 Those Darlins These three Tennessean ladies threw down some old-school country at myriad showcases throughout SXSW, and still found time to chat with Paste about their fashion color of choice. Look for more on this band soon. (Austin L. Ray)  

Austin American Statesman 

"...but the best band I saw on the first night of SXSW was Those Darlins, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., at Club Deville. Only two years old, the female-fronted band was like X from the hicks. Absolutely loved that sorority girl on bass, Kelley Darlin, who switched off on guitar for "Mama's Heart" and "Cannonball Blues." I would've really liked to have known how she got so badass, but I couldn't find her after the set."  


"Over at Club Deville, Those Darlins from Murfreesboro, Tenn. made it clear that southern etiquette is a thing of the very distant past. But who's complaining? Those Darlins' theatrical twang and rowdy stage presence is quickly making them The Ones to See at the festival--imagine Dolly Parton (minus the boobs) mixed with a hint of that punk-rock girl group in 10 Things I Hate About You. Hot."


PASTE interview 


Three saucy ladies from Murfreesboro, Tennessee meet at a roller derby match, bond over their love of classic country, girl groups and the Cramps and decide to form a band. Seriously, though--I only caught the last four or so songs. What I saw was a little drunken, endearingly sloppy and definitely fun... This band would kill at the Double-wide. Definitely worth checking out.

Los Angeles Times:
"Those Darlins have the harmonies -- and the cow-punk strut -- to deliver it. While a bit of an alt-country throwback, Those Darlins are playing a string of well-branded shows over the next week... the group -- three women, one male drummer-- wraps its tales of booze and debauchery in a ukulele-enhanced snarl. They all employ the last-name Darlin, but the act avoids the novelty tag by keeping the melodies strong, the lyrics sarcastic and the music fast.


Earlier in the evening, Stubb's hosted BMI's annual Howdy Texas! party, getting things off to a raucous start with the twangy power pop of the Tennessee quartet Those Darlins

Chicago Tribune: 







DAYTROTTER session and essay: 



PITCHFORK doesn't take a piss on us!

Wild One - Track Review - "Wild One" - May 12 -- Amy Granzin  

When Those Darlins sing "If you can't handle crazy go ahead and leave," they're not crazy-talking the way Patsy Cline talked crazy-in-love, but insinuating
something darker and probably a lot more dangerous. The trio's sassy Tennessee twang and nimble rockabilly swing, however, could have landed them a regional radio showcase with Cline back in the day. Hey, they've already opened for late-career Wanda Jackson in Nashville and, not to whack the hornet's nest of authenticity or anything, make for more legitimate heirs to the pioneering early rock queen's throne than any country-punk act I can think of.

First proper single "Wild One" is a brisk, breathless, three-minute drum, bass, and baritone ukulele romp of no-bullshit "my way or the highway" declarations sung in slightly jaded three-part harmonies.
Meet Vivian Girls' hillbilly cousins.


Venus Zine
- Bowery live review and pics