New York City, New York, USA

Malkmus never moved out of New York and started sharing a shitty apartment with Dave Grohl and the guy from the Undertones.


In four years, Brooklyn-based band Darlings have steadily built a reputation as one of New York's best indie rock bands. In this context, "indie" is not just a catchall sound descriptor, but an ethos. Cutting their teeth at DIY venues like Death by Audio and releasing their albums on the Brooklyn label Famous Class, the band embodies that oft-utilized but misrepresented term. That's not to say they're not at home at the bigger venues - Darlings have supported acts like Ted Leo at Brooklyn Bowl and Los Campesinos! at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Both their debut LP Yeah I Know and their follow up EP Warma received heavy airplay on independent radio, and the band has received praise from the New York Times, Spin, BrooklynVegan, KEXP and more. They recently recorded a new full length, due out in early 2012.


Yeah I Know - LP
URBN LSTN #7 compilation (urbanoutfitters.com)
Big Girl 7" single
Warma - EP
Untitled 2nd LP (in progress)

Set List

We do about 10-11 songs, but each is only about 2-3 minutes long, so the shows usually fit in around 30 minutes.