“With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draw audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music.”

Darlingside is an indie-folk band hailing from Cambridge, MA. They hit Pittsburgh this Thursday (3/26) with fellow Massachusettsians Tall Heights. I want to thank Auyon Mukharji (Fiddle/Mandolin) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.