Those Darlins | Print |

Harken back to the good ol' days of country music with the playful, precocious lyrics and sounds of Those Darlins.

I love country music. Real country music, that is. Not the corporate-label scene that’s littered with Malibu Barbie babes like Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. Which brings me to Those Darlins. Talk about some fresh air blowin’ through your beehive hair. Kelley, Jessi, and Nikki Darlin, have each copped their surname, Ramones-style. These gals sing tales of condoning crazy behavior on the rockabilly-tinged “Wild One”; being a hillbilly, white-trash wife on “Snaggle Tooth Mama”; and drunk driving on a bicycle with “DUI or Die.” My personal fave is “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” (shucks, Jethro, I wonder what that could be a metaphor for?). This is great western raunch ‘n’ roll, so forget all those country cream puffs and make Those Darlins yours.