Darlingside – http://www.darlingside.com/ – Stunning new video – http://vimeo.com/m/99819839 – delivers a truly moving blend of subtlety, power, outstanding vocal quality and contemporary songwriting. The Boston based quartet features four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone; their tightly-arranged tunes drawing from the unexpected, including strains of bluegrass, classical, and even barbershop. Accompanied by an arsenal of classical strings, guitars, mandolin, and percussion, these four close friends swap instruments from song to song and offer a sound that defies standard genre classifications.
Darlingside’s outstanding new CD, “Birds Say” will be released by Thirty Tigers, on Sept 18, 2015, with Press by Jim Flammia of All Eyes Media and the band will be supporting Patty Griffin on tour much of the Fall.
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke’s picks – May 2014 – http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/alternate-take/frickes-picks-radio-rush-love-sleaford-mods-and-darlingside-20140514
With Heather – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyotn-3qycM
“…locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or 12… they evoke both the likes of Guster and Crosby, Stills & Nash with a diehard earnestness, mixed with the symphonic chug of a string band. But it’s their use of both electric bass and tinny banjo that keeps it modern.”
“Darlingside are doing something new in pop music […] ground the Beach Boys, Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Prince, Phish and Radiohead didn’t cover”