Those Darlins

Early Show

Those Darlins

Gambles

Mon, October 14, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Those Darlins - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Those Darlins
“Those Darlins come off like the toughest, most dangerous group around. They deliver thrilling song after thrilling song that’ll have you hyping them to all your rock & roll friends as soon the album stops spinning.” - ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“Hooky, saucy, punky songwriting in a mood somewhere between Be Your Own Pet and the Donnas, only savvier. Those Darlins have mouths on them, yes they do. But their mouths are connected to their hearts and minds, and amped by loud guitars” - ROBERT CHRISTGAU A-, NPR’s ALL THING CONSIDERED

“My favorite band right now is Those Darlins, who have a really cool garage-country vibe. They're doing something totally out-of-the-box.” - Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast in Rolling Stone’s Best of Rock

“an instant garage/power-pop classic that would make everyone from Iggy Pop to King Tuff proud.” - PASTE: 8.5 out of 10

2012 is shaping up to be the biggest year for Those Darlins yet. Having just returned from their first European tour, the band is now recording a new album with acclaimed producer Scott Litt (REM, Nirvana, Patti Smith) before heading out for Summer fun fun fun on the road with Best Coast.
Gambles - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Gambles
Matthew Daniel Siskin began writing songs as Gambles in August 2012 with no goal or motive other than the past few years needed addressing, and things that had gone unsaid for too long needed saying.

"Trust" the first song released publicly, came together quickly and spontaneously between friends. Nicolas Vernhes and Matthew (long time close friends & collaborators) were spending a late night a t the Rare Book Room where Vernhes keeps a recording studio, label, and home. Towards the end of the evening the two ended up downstairs in the studio where "Trust" was sang in a single take, and with no words written.

"I think I just needed to say all of those things in that way, and it sort of just happened - and there is nobody else I trust as much as nico, besides myself, to be in the right place, to say them"

"Trust was just the beginning - I think a new process for me began that night, and I realized I didn't need to sit down and really think about it too hard, it just had to happen. there's about 20 or so other songs which came together a lot like that. it's all stuff I've lived, a lot of it is pretty hard to hear played back - but that sort of told me I was going in the right direction."

Gambles is the end of a process and of many processes, the end of choices and the removal of style, the end of endlessness and self-doubt.

Gambles is music and people, boiled down, pressed dry, sliced thin, and left to dry. Yet it's clear that for Matthew, Gambles is also everything, a life-saving perspective into events that demand to be acknowledged, registered, declared and when ready, left.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com