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Video: The Darlings perform “Broken Heart Still Beating”

SoCal punk band The Darlings have posted a live video performance of their song “Broken Heart Still Beating.”

You can check it out here.

The song appears on their latest album “The New Escape” Be sure to check out our Dying Scene interview with them here. It’s a good read.

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Photo Gallery : The Darlings at The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, California. June 21, 2011

We just reported on an interview our staff did with members of the SoCal rock/punk quartet The Darlings after their set in Santa Cruz, California. Well we have for you now the entire photo gallery from that set. The Darlings opened up the night with great energy, paving the stage for Strung Out and ultimately Face to Face.

Check out pictures from The Darlings set here.

For pictures of the entire evening, head here.



DS Exclusive Interview: The Darlings talk about the new album, “The New Escape”, jamming at Dahmer’s house,and the future

Last month, as SoCal rock/punk band The Darlings was finishing their 2-month, 59-city tour across the US and Canada, Dying Scene was able to sit down with the entire band after their set in Santa Cruz, CA to discuss the current tour, their newest album, “The New Escape”, and what’s in store for the band.

The band recently signed to Gadsen Records, and was out on the road promoting their new work. This tour was The Darling’s largest tour to date, and the guys have come back with a heap of stories, including a jam session in the compound where Jeffrey Dahmer lived, witnessing the apprehension of the fabled fugitive, Starface, and many other crazy memories.

Head here to read the entire interview with Buddy, Josh, Chris, and Zacc.

The Darlings have a new tour in the works, so be sure to keep checking back on Dying Scene as details become available.



The Darlings named Billboard Magazine Featured Artist

Maybe the punk scene isn’t quite dying after all…

SoCal punk band The Darlings have started to make quite a name for themselves lately. It seems they’ve been attracting a lot of attention with their solid opening sets for the current Face To Face / Strung Out. Now they’ve been named a Featured Artist by Billboard Magazine! Click here to read the full Billboard write-up.

The Darlings’ most recent release was last year’s “The New Escape.”



The Darlings sign to Gadsen Records; head out on HUGE tour

SoCal punk band The Darlings have just announced their signing to Gadsen Records. The announcement comes just days before the band heads out on a 59 city American tour.  Manager of The Darlings, Ryan Hagen stated, “We are very pleased with the deal at Gadsen and feel it is the right move for the band.” Keep checking back on Dying Scene for updates on this tireless band.

Head to The Darling’s Dying Scene Shows page for information on all the dates and locations for the band’s current tour.

The Darlings last album, The New Escape, was released in 2010.



Video: Jason Cruz (Strung Out) performs solo project songs

I was lucky to catch up with Jason Cruz at The Slide Bar in Fullerton CA for a few minutes after he preformed a dynamic and mesmerizing set with Buddy Darling, and Josh Fasen (from the band, The Darlings.) The set for the night included acoustic songs from his current band Strung Out, covers from Bob Dylan, and his side project Blackheart and the Pistoleros. The fellas played numerous shows in the past few months, and intend to record original songs in the next month. When asked how he came up with his new projects sound Cruz stated:

“Growing up as a kid I moved around a lot and developed a love for country music at dusty old desert swap meets and the Mexican side of town. Soon punk rock swept me away and made the world my neighborhood. Country music and punk rock are both American art forms to me and they both mean the same thing. One man and a song against the world.”

Click here to check out a few vids from Jason’s recent solo tour.



Album Reveiw: The Darlings – “The New Escape”

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The Darlings is a very popular band name, currently there are three musical acts using the name (It was also the name of a fictional country group on The Andy Griffith Show from 1963 until 1966). This review is for the Redondo Beach, California band called The Darlings; they formed in 2005 and were the winners of the 13th annual Ernie Ball Battle of the bands in 2009.

When I first started listening to “The New Escape” I was confused. I had it on my on my iPod and figured that I must have cued up the wrong album. I checked my pod and found that it was actually playing The Darlings, now I was somewhat disappointed. The first couple of songs that played were not really what I thought I would be hearing from a punk rock album (I was listening to it on shuffle). There were obvious influences from bands like Social Distortion and Tiger Army (they actually look a little like a younger version of Social Distortion) but to me it felt more like I was listening to an alternative band from the mid nineties, which is not necessarily a bad thing just not what I expected. After I got over my initial disappointment and gave the group a proper listen, I found this to be a pretty damn good album.

“The New Escape” can almost be broken down into three types of songs. There are several that have a more alternative feel to them, almost like a harder version of The Airborne Toxic Event. “These Wings”, “Untitled” and “Someone Else at The Wheel” fit into that category.

There are some acoustic tracks. “Head Hunter” and “The Hard Goodbye” both sound a little bit like that one country song towards the end of all Tiger Army ablums and “Let’s Roll” feels like it may have been influenced by Against Me!

The others fit (sometimes loosely) into the category of punk rock. My favorites of those are “Hypnotize”, the albums opener, it also has a Tiger Army sound complete with a heavy bass line and slightly distorted vocal and “Take Me Back”, this one has a Gaslight Anthem feel, but with less Bruce Springsteen influence.

As I said, this is a good album and I recommend it to fans of any of the other bands that I mentioned in the review as well as to fans of mid to late 90’s punk. I can’t say this release has something for everyone, but it does have something for most.

At the time of this review, the album is NOT available on iTunes, although some of their earlier releases are. So if this is something that you’re interested in, go to the bands myspace to hear a few of the songs and to get info on how to buy the album.



Full Album Stream: The Darlings – “The New Escape”

South Bay punkers The Darlings are streaming their upcoming album “The New Escape” in its entirety right here.

The album will be released on November 9th and will be a follow up to 2008’s self titled EP.



The Darlings announce upcoming album “The New Escape”

South Bay punkers The Darlings have revealed the album art, tracklisting and release date for upcoming debut full-length album “The New Escape”. The album will be released on November 9th and will be a follow up to 2008’s self titled ep. You can check out the details and pre-order the new album here.

You can listen out a few of the songs that will be appearing on the album by visiting their MySpace.



The Darlings working on full-length album, streaming 2 new songs

According to an update on their Facebook page, Los Angeles punk band, The Darlings, are getting close to releasing their debut full-length album.  The band has also recently added two new tracks to their MySpace page (American Dream and The Hard Goodbye) which we’re going to go out on a limb and assume are two tracks off the coming album.

The Darlings previously released a self-titled, self-released 7 song EP.



The Darlings post west coast shows alongside Pennywise

darlings West coasters!  The Darlings have just announced their new tour dates alongside Pennywise.  Check out the locations and times for these mid-March shows below:

Mar 17 2010 7:00P
House Of Blues with THE AGGROLITES & PENNYWISE San Diego, California

Mar 18 2010 7:00P
Ventura Theatre w/ TSOL & PENNYWISE Ventura, California

Mar 19 2010 7:00P
Senator Theater with TSOL & PENNYWISE Chico, California

Mar 20 2010 7:00P
Grand Sierra Theatre w/ TSOL & PENNYWISE Reno, California



The Darlings at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, parts 1 & 2

South Bay punkers The Darlings hook us up with some behind-the-scenes footage from their 30 January 2010 show with Strung Out and Pulley at the El Rey.  The videos don’t have any concert footage, but there’s plenty of interviewing (including a lengthy interview by pro BMXer Rick Thorne for EXPN), sound checks, and other antics.  I’m bummed I missed this show.  Turns out that every T-shirt/EP order came with a BJ.  Maybe next time…  Watch the videos here.

The Darlings’ debut LP will be out sometime soon.  The dudes have some shows planned through March then will be playing several Warped Tour stops beginning in June.  Our Shows page will have all of those dates for you.



Music Video: The Darlings – “Where Do We Go?”

darlingsThe Darlings have posted a music video for their song Where Do We Go, which appears on their self-titled EP released in December of 2008.  You can check it out right here.

The band is currently in the studio recording their debut full-length.



The Darlings working on debut full-length

darlingsSouthbay, Los Angeles punk band, The Darlings, are currently in the studio recording their debut full-length album.  No official title or release date but the band expects the new album to be released by January.

The Darlings are playing a few shows with Guttermouth next month.  Check the Dying Scene Shows page for dates and locations.



The Darlings cover “Plowed” by Sponge

darlingsAnybody remember the song “Plowed” by Sponge from 1995?  Well, it’s an awesome song and The Darlings have decided to cover it.  Check it out on their MySpace page.

The Darlings are currently working on their debut full-length.