LA alt-rock outfit The Darlings are on a roll lately, and they’re only just getting started. After beating out hundreds of bands to win 2010’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, the band garnered attention from influential LA modern rock station KROQ, which added their songs “Broken Hearts Still Beating” and “Let’s Roll” into steady rotation on DJ Kat Corbett’s weekly Locals Only show, resulting in them becoming a Bud Light Band of the Month on the station.
The band’s track “What Lies Below” was also picked up by the Anaheim Ducks, who used the track for their 09/10 season promo spots on Prime Ticket. The Darlings’ music has also appeared on FOX TV’s Good Day LA. In addition to securing endorsements from Ernie Ball, Supernatural Cymbals and the FC Cancer Foundation, the band hit the road on tours with the likes of Face To Face, Strung Out and Pennywise and shared the stage with Sum 41, Bad Religion, and Social Distortion.
The Darlings were recently showcased at NAMM 2012 and played in front of massive crowds at this year’s Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival. The band was recently added to the lineup for this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, marking their 4th time performing on the annual trek.
The Darlings’ debut LP release, The New Escape, due out April 24 on Gadsen Records/UMG, melds the individual members’ classic rock and alternative influences into a hearty dose of honest and pure, rock and roll that steers clear of trends and posturing. Stand out songs include "Broken Heart Still Beating" "Hypnotize "Head Hunter" and "These Wings."
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