Austin Pop Trio Makes It Pretty

by | Sep 8, 2009

“There’s something distinctly old-school Austin about DNN: It keeps it loose and casual, then cleans up the mess with gusto.” – The Austin Chronicle

Darling New Neighbors is a three-piece band out of Austin, Texas. Their second L.P., Rocket (2009, self-released) will be available October 15 online and in record stores.

Rocket is filled with contributions from the dense orbit of talented players that make Austin, Austin. The album features mastering by Billy Stull (Okkervil River, Daniel Johnston), mixing by Jeff Hoskins (Foot Patrol, Cactus Cafe), and pedal-steel tracks by Gary Newcomb (Bruce Robison, Li’l Cap’n Travis).

Rocket is a pop shapeshifter with tracks like the sprawling “Electrolux,” the wry, masochistic and Latin-flavored “Tango,” the dirty-talk thrash of “Take It” and the psychedelic, girl-group layers of “Stars.”

[MP3 Offering] “Tango” by Darling New Neighbors