Genre: Indie Folk
Band Members: Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and David Senft
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Discography: EP1 (2010), Pilot Machines (2012), Birds Say (2016), Whippoorwill EP (2016) Birds Say [Deluxe] (2017), Extralife (2018)
Darlingside (Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and David Senft) are a Massachusetts-based ensemble whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility. The four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists construct every piece collaboratively, pooling ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. Playful vocal permutations swing from four-part unison to CSNY-inspired group harmonies, underpinned by rich, carefully crafted soundscapes. The final product threads the collective memory of the four songwriters, nodding to the music of their parents’ generation while establishing a sound that is all their own.
Their excellent highly anticipated new album 'Extralife' is due to be released on the 23rd February.