Band of the Day

2014.10.06

Somebody's Darling

Unrefined yet tender vocals belting out blistering bluesy rock songs
Pretty young thing one day you're gonna have to choose between your neon shades and all your unfortunate tattoos.
lyrics from Bad Bad

If you haven't yet heard about Somebody's Darling, an inventive rock band from Dallas, Texas, chances are you will soon. The group has played relentlessly over the last five years, clocking in over 500 shows through multiple headlining tours, numerous festival stops and supporting great artists like Shovels & Rope, Lucero and Divine Fits. SD is spearheaded by lead singer Amber Farris, whose unrefined yet tender vocals belt out blistering songs that command the attention of anyone in earshot. She's oft-likened to great singers such as Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi and Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards), but there’s no borrowing, and you can’t really make comparisons. One thing that’s clear is that Somebody's Darling loves to play live – the band has gained a reputation for their frenetic performances. Their sound has its roots in live expression rather than that studio-perfected sort of vibe, drawing on a range of vintage influences. But just as their contemporary heroes, bands like My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Dawes, and the Black Keys, these five friends strive to create and perform exceptional songs that are at the spearhead of modern rock 'n' roll.

Nearly two years after the release of the band's last album, Somebody's Darling released their third LP on September 16th, titled "ADULT ROOMMATES." The new album was recorded earlier this year at the Echo Lab in Denton, TX, all on 2" analog tape, with producer Beau Bedford and producer/sound engineer Matt Pence (Midlake, Jason Isbell, Glossary, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson).