Record Review – Those Darlins – Those Darlins (self titled debut) Oh Wow Dang Records
Those Darlins – Those Darlins (self titled debut) Oh Wow Dang Records
Jim Simpson | CountryMusicPride.com
Atlanta, GA – Playing live since 2006, Those Darlins are all about big leather coats with fur collars (when it’s cold), hot pants (when it’s hot), cowboy boots, and making you get up and move! The self-titled debut release by the foursome from Murfreesboro, TN, is a full-tilt, no-holds-barred, never-look-back joyride.
While their boots are firmly planted in bluegrass and Appalachian roots music, they jump around from roadhouse rock ‘n roll to honky-tonk country, kicking up their heels with raucous rockabilly and punk. If you can sit still while listening to the 12 tracks on this sweet and gritty album (yes, they offer CD and vinyl) then you’re either comatose or dead.
Everything revs up with “Red Light Love”, a classic grab-you-by-the-collar-and-kiss-the-daylights-outta-you love song with more car metaphors than you can slam a Galaxy 500’s door at. Lead singer Jessi Darlin snarls enticingly that her lover, “…makes my heart stop. Drives me so crazy, I can’t even walk.”
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