Saturday, April 07, 2012

Those Darlins Lose a Darlin

Well, this sucks. I just started getting into Nashville band Those Darlins and now one of the founding members quits the band. Kelley Darlin (aka Kelley Anderson), guitarist/bassist/vocalist, announced at the end of last month that she has departed. I thought something might have been up when I saw some live shots from the band's current UK tour, and Kelley was nowhere to be found. I hoped that maybe she was just a felon or something and couldn't travel outside of the US. No such luck.

On its website, Those Darlins posted the following statement: "With sadness, we must announce that Kelley Anderson has decided to leave “Those Darlins” in order to pursue other musical projects and professional ventures. We will miss Kelley but will follow her with excitement at her new website: KelleyAnderson.org. Kelley promises to keep us updated on the Tenth Anniversary of The Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp in Murfreesboro this summer. It was Kelley’s hard work and dedication to the Southern Girls Rock And Roll Camp that brought us together in the first place. Those Darlins will continue to move forward with a lot of exciting news in 2012. We will be recording an EP in May with producer Scott Litt (REM, Nirvana, Patti Smith) to be released this year and will resume touring in March."

Those Darlins new 7". Click to order
I had the good fortune to meet Kelley when TD was in Omaha last Fall opening for Drive-By Truckers. She was very nice and seemed really excited about the state of the band. Oh well, shit happens I guess.

The remaining Darlins have just released a new single for "Mystic Mind" and the b-side is a cover of Rockpile's "Pet You and Hold You." It can be ordered by clicking the picture.

For the uninitiated, here is a video for "Screws Get Loose," the title track to band's most recent album:
 

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