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Those Darlins On World Cafe | August 4, 2011

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Tennessee band Those Darlins have an infectiously catchy sound combining Southern rockabilly, tough '60s girl-group pop, and the upbeat punk bash of The Ramones. Like that band of phony brothers, the trio who make up the core of the group — Jessi, Nikki and Kelli — all adopted the stage surname Darlin. (Their drummer, Linwood Regensburg, graciously declined.)

Since the band formed in 2006, Those Darlins have played sold-out shows around the country, sharing a stage with blues-punk greats like The Black Keys and Jon Spencer as well as the Queen of Rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson. They released their sophomore record, Screws Get Loose, earlier this year.

In the band's World Cafe appearance, Those Darlins delivers an energetic live set and discusses how its sound has developed in the years since the Darlins met at the Southern Girls Rock 'n Roll Camp. (link)

Playlist:

HOUR 1

Arcade Fire "Modern Man" The Suburbs
The Jayhawks "She Walks In So Many Ways" Mockingbird Time
Caitlin Rose "Shanghai Cigarettes" Own Side Now
Patsy Cline "Walkin' After Midnight" 12 Greatest Hits CD-1
Roy Orbison "The Comedians" Mystery Girl
k.d. lang "Habit of Mind" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
k.d. lang "Sugar Buzz" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
k.d. lang "Heaven" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "Time Spent In Los Angeles" Nothing Is Wrong
American Music Club "California Dreamin'" San Francisco

HOUR 2

Van Morrison "Caravan" Moondance
Coldplay "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"
Talk Talk "It's My Life" The Very Best Of...
Fool's Gold "Street Clothes" Leave No Trace
Best Coast "Boyfriend" Crazy For You
The Fling "Wandering Foot" When The Madhouses Appear
The Thrills "One Horse Town" So Much For The City
Ryan Adams "New York, New York" Gold
Chris Bathgate "No Silver" Salt Year
Loudon Wainwright II "Motel Blues" A Live One
Joss Stone "Super Duper Love" The Soul Sessions
Raphael Saadiq "Heart Attack" Stone Rollin'
My Morning Jacket "Holding On To Black Metal" Circuital
Stereo MC's "Connected" Connected