Indie folk phenomenon Darlingside brings their signature super powered harmonies and powerful lyrics from Boston to the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Darlingside’s music and harmonies draw frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as "retro." The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result "exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop", and calls Extralife "perfectly crafted."
Don Mitchell (guitar/vocals), Auyon Mukharji (mandolin/vocals), Harris Paseltiner (cello/keys/vocals) and David Senft (bass/vocals) make up this critically acclaimed band. Many of the members play multiple instruments as they are all incredible musicians, singers and songwriters. Through their music the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.
Darlingside catapulted to fame in the wake of their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival where they "earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars", according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Most recently Darlingside's "Hold your head up high" was featured on NBC's "This is Us" season finale.
Tickets are $35 advance, $30 and $40 at the door and $15 students. You can purchase your tickets online at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office at 207-442-8455.
The CCAC is at 804 Washington St., Bath.