Yeah I Know
Friday the 14th saw the official release party for the Darlings’ Yeah I Know at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, New York. The entire Famous Class roster (Tony Castles, Snakes Say Hisss! and Boogie Boarder) were there to show support and show their stuff. That meant that Famous Class merchandise was on display, and the plastic-wrapped comic-book albums looked like candy.
Tracks like “TV,” “Eviction Party” and “Teenage Girl” have made their rounds about the blogosphere, but the best songs on the album are almost surely “We’re Not Going” and “Yeah I Know,” and in that order. The solo guitar sound of “We’re Not Going,” backed by a few driving power chords, is just a well-constructed song all around, and it makes for something important. Also, it is often the case that common popular music subject matter oscillates between some sort of materialist lifestyle that the listeners would like to live vicariously through, as well a a legitimate sense of realism. That includes house parties, TV, friends, boredom, relationships, a disadvantageous sense of honesty, et cetera. There is something comforting in that.
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– Ike Stonberg