Darlingside have shared their third single from the upcoming LP, Fish Pond Fish, produced by Peter Katis (Brian Fallon, the National, Frightened Rabbit), and set for release on 9th October.
Darlingside deliver gorgeous harmonies on “Green + Evergreen”. The vocals’ combined power lends the song a gospel-like quality as those gossamer voices seem to spring from the very heavens above. Combine that with stop-start dynamics where a lone piano plays an ode and then blossoms into choruses with dramatic percussion and skittering electronics.
Take a listen below…
Band members Dave Senft (vocals, bass), Don Mitchell (vocals, guitar, banjo), Auyon Mukharji (vocals, violin, mandolin), and Harris Paseltiner (vocals, cello, guitar) started studio recording Fish Pond Fish in late 2019 with Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National).
Moving into Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport CT with Katis, the family style, collaborative sessions echoed the band’s early days in Western Massachusetts. The 2020 pandemic came just as the band was finalizing lyrics for the last batch of songs, which forced them to cancel the final weeks of recording. While quarantining separately, each member set up a home recording rig to capture sounds individually, while mixing, writing, and arrangement decisions were all carried out virtually. Forced to evolve, they leaned more heavily on individual experimentation and decision-making, both in recording and editing. Fish Pond Fish reflects that change, sonically dense yet individually marked, impossible to categorize by one texture.