Acclaimed alt-folk quartet Darlingside will perform at Bluebird Theater on March 17 in support of their anticipated new album Extralife, which releases February 23 via More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers. Lyrically and musically, Darlingside moves forward on their latest effort, as they create an ambient, dreamlike atmosphere with their seamless vocals and masterful instrumentation. The band's sound is not merely a studio creation as anyone who has seen them live can attest to. The merging of their four voices into a single microphone is something to experience to believe.
“…exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.” – NPR Music
Extralife finds Darlingside looking to the future, mourning the loss of our world with an almost post-apocalyptic view. The new album takes a look at hard truths ranging from societal issues, politics, environmental concerns and religious tensions as catalysts for where we may be headed. While the subject matter may seem bleak, Extralife is not without an underlying sense of hope and optimism. Darlingside views it all from a different lens, with pensive and poetic lyrics sung utilizing angelic harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys, Fleet Foxes and Simon & Garfunkel. The band's ability to address such dark subjects with such artistic beauty is a testament to their distinctive nature. To experience Darlingside at full force requires total immersion, and there is no better way than to see them live.
Darlingside's previous release Birds Say emphatically marked the arrival of an eclectic, intelligent and dynamic band. The band stretches the boundaries of traditional folk, chamber pop, baroque, progressive and indie rock by melding the various styles together and creating something not easily categorized and very much their own. The media seemed to agree as the album received positive coverage ranging from American Songwriter, Paste and Rolling Stone Country to NPR, The New Yorker, and The Huffington Post, who called it, “...one of the great albums released this year.” View highlights HERE.
WHAT: DENVER PERFORMANCE
WHEN: MARCH 17
WHERE: BLUEBIRD THEATER