Bonnaroo Band Of The Day: Those Darlins


Bonnaroo Artist | Those Darlins
Bonnaroo History | Last played in 2009
Stage & Time | TBD

Those Darlins

Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup.  We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day


To most in Nashville, Those Darlins are a staple in the local rock scene, but the widespread praise for their 2013 release Blur The Lines has put the Nashville based rockers on radars all across the country.  Those Darlins formed when Jessi Zazu, Nikki Kvarnes, and Kelly Anderson all donned the “Darlins” stage name in 2006, and began pulling out some trad southern based fun in what Pitchfork referred to as “Vivian Girl’s hillbilly cousins”.   Seven years and two releases later, Those Darlins find themselves sans Kelly Anderson and sans the stage names, but they have found a more traditional rock sound that seems fitting to their incredible live performance.  Perhaps the explanation is the full time addition of Linwood Regensburg & Adrian Barrera, or working with talents like Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, JEFF the Brotherhood), Jeff Curtin (Vampire Weekend, Small Black), and Ed Rawls (Black Lips, Deerhunter), or maybe, it is just the maturation of solid musicians that are entrenched in a solid music scene.

Given that they are local, we’ve kept you up to speed on a number of their singles and videos over the past few years, not to mention their “shocking” art display on the Grimey’s facade.  But, folks all over the country got to know more about Those Darlins after their recent tour with Diarrhea Planet where they spent time with the folks at Esquire and CMJ.  The fan base is only going to expand once again after the video drops on AV Club for a recent private Nashville session.  We couldn’t get you guys all the skinny for that exclusive taping, but we’ll definitely let you know when the video drops.  In the meantime, hang out with Those Darlins below, and rest assured there will be a bigger crowd surrounding their stage this summer than at the inaugural romp back in 2009.

LISTEN | “In The Wilderness”

WATCH | “Oh God”


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