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Love Darling, love indeed!

Love Darling, love indeed!

Love Darling

Shay Magro, Mike Wolpe, and Christian Jovanny Trujillo are the magic behind indie rock band Love Darling. Sultry vocals and driving guitars draw immediate comparisons to The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but I promise this band has more to offer. The songs stretch their wings a bit, and Shay isn't afraid to switch from punk rock to singer/songwriter at a moment's notice.

Their most recent album (which sits awkwarly between EP and LP at 9 tracks), Sunshine Dust, was crafted with the help of producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) and it shows; the songs on Sunshine Dust are tighter and more polished than the band's debut EP. Choice cut off the album goes to the spacier "Close To Me" with its steady drum-machine-like beat, keyboard work, and reverb-laiden vocals but the guitar squealing on "Step Outside" earned it a close second.

If you're a fan of The Real L Word, you may have heard Love Darling's song "This Time". If not, you can grab it for free download here.

Published: August 24, 2010 |

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