(FULL DISCLOSURE: Joe Tirabassi has contributed to the Tripwire.) Darlings have been slowly turning heads in Brooklyn for a while, playing shows at packed loft parties and getting a good deal of hype from Brooklyn based blogs. I only mention Brooklyn because, well, Darlings are a very local band, in the best way possible, and the new video for "Teenage Girl," composed of footage Darling Joe Tirabassi shot at a Fourth of July party in Williamsburg, firmly implants that notion. At the same time, "Teenage Girl," which references Sticky Fingers and Rubber Soul, is the sort of jangly pop song that has no regional identity. If anything, its what happens when kids raised on the Beatles, the Stones and the Kinks start to make their own tunes. Only these kids were also raised on Is This It? A bit shambolic, both the song and the video have that Zack Morris just hit the Pause button and the world has stopped feel. Incidentally, Darlings were named one of SPIN's 25 Must-Hear Artists from the CMJ Festival and are playing a bunch of shows around on their NYC turf this week. If all goes as planned, they'll be playing a lot more locales in the not-so-distant future.
10.21 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ ZAZA, Turbo Fruits, and more (CMJ - Terrorbird showcase) (afternoon)
10.21 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands w/ Boogie Boarder (CMJ) (night)
10.24 Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedro's (CMJ - Impose/Famous Class afternoon BBQ)