Spend Sunday Night with Those Darlins and Diarrhea PlanetFebruary 14th, 2014
Those Darlins write songs that effectively mix country, pop, punk and rock, most recently on last fall’s Blur the Line (stream it below). The trio—Kelley Darlin (bass), Jessi Darlin (guitar) and Nikki Darlin (baritone ukulele)—hails from Murfreesboro, Tenn., but they record their music here in NYC. And while it’s true that Those Darlins (above, playing “Oh God” for KDHX FM) are a band comprised entirely of ladies, they’d rather be known for their rowdy performances (“There are fucking tons of dude bands out there and they’re not described as an all-male band,” says Nikki), which have charmed audiences across the country and have garnered them a fair amount of positive press.
Let’s get it out of the way: Diarrhea Planet may not be the most enticing name, but the Nashville six-piece—Evan Bird, Emmett Miller, Jordan Smith and Brent Toler (each on guitar), Mike Boyle (bass) and Casey Weissbach (drums)—will win you over with their heady four-guitar rock attack. Just listen to their most recent release, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (stream it below), watch them perform “Separations” for SPIN, above, and then go see them, alongside Those Darlins, on Sunday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.