Those Darlins


Denney and the Jets: ‘Come On’ feat. Jessi Darlin

April 5, 2012 1 Comment

Nashville’s Denney and the Jets have just finished recording a 4 song EP at Bomb Shelter Studios, the now famous recording space where Alabama Shakes recorded their debut LP ‘Boys & Girls.’ But during that session, a track was born that doesn’t appear on the EP… a Chuck Berry cover that features the one and only Jessi Darlin from Those Darlins!

Thanks to Denny and the Jets, the single isn’t going to die on the cutting room floor, but flourish on the internet! Check out this AMAZING track below that is available to stream and/or free download… oh, and before you even listen… you’re welcome! Enjoy:

UPDATE (4/6): A small correction, along with Jessi, this song was recorded with Natural Child in their recording space, not at Bomb Shelter


South Rail Presents: Top 20 Albums of 2011

January 3, 2012 2 Comments

Happy New Year! What a way to start-off 2012 then to reflect on all the great music 2011 had to offer. So much in fact that we decided to make our Top 15 list and Top 20!

As always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from he artist or label” link, which takes you directly to the best possible way to purchase each album… directly from the band! If the artist doesn’t sell directly, the link will take you to their label. Support the arts, and keep these great musicians’ careers in-check for 2012!



Those Darlins: ‘Screws Get Loose’
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On their debut, selt-titled LP, Those Darlins delivered to the world a fantastic album smothered and covered in deep-country roots blended with that perfect dosage of rock n’ roll. For the band’s sophomore effort, ‘Screws Get Loose,’ they show us that they’re a band who is here to stay, offering us nothing but growth, sustainability and song writing gold. If you don’t know of this Nashville 4-piece yet, they are soon to be a house-hold name and this LP is the proof.



Middle Brother: ‘Middle Brother’
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So, what do you get when you put three great up-and-coming band front-men and songwriters into the studio? One hell of an album! Add a dash of Corndawg and call it a classic.



Hunx & His Punx ‘Too Young To Be In Love’
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Shannon Shaw of Shannon of the Clams + Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) are the perfect song writing team! Even thought Hunx and his Punx’s Punkettes played their last show this Fall due to the band’s other 2 members leaving this fall and with Hunx releasing a solo album in February, we hope this isn’t the last we hear from this Shannon/Seth project.



Black Lips: ‘Arabia Mountain’
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Mark Ronson producing Black Lips. Yeah, we had our doubts too… but just seconds into the LP’s first track ‘Family Tree’ and this full 16-track album became the jam of the summer.



Ranch Ghost: ‘Live at Mt. Swag’
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Who needs a studio album?.. here is some live rock n’ damn roll at its finest! With a live show this promising, Ranch Ghost is one of our main bands to watch for in 2012.



Natural Child: ‘1971’
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A killer follow-up to several amazing 7-inch releases and the perfect soundtrack to start and end the party. (The songs streaming below are only 4 select tracks from the LP).



The Coasts: ‘The Coasts’
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A two-piece from Little Rock do good with their diverse self-released debut. Only available via Bandcamp this year, expect to hear a lot more from The Coasts in the coming year. You can download the full album for only $5 (above or below) and a portion of the record sales will go towards the Hope For Haiti’s Children Foundation.



Secret Cites: ‘Strange Hearts’
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A stellar sophomore effort that was released less than a year after their debut LP, 2010’s ‘Pink Graffiti.’ If you ask us, with 2 great full length albums in under a year, that’s pretty impressive!…  and the perfect formula for future success.



Nikki Lane: ‘Walk of Shame’
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A wonderful debut LP, Nikki Lane gives a fresh take to country’s roots while giving it a modern twist that is refreshing to hear.



Jeff the Brotherhood: ‘We Are The Champions’
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Look out world, the Jeff-bros are hear to stay! And this album says nothing but that. Recently signed to Warner Brothers (for the follow-up to this LP) and dropping an amazing 7-inch with Jack White via Third Man Records, we can’t wait to see what 2012 has instore for this 2-piece.



The Features: ‘Wilderness’
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Royal Bangs: ‘Flux Outside’
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Jonny Corndawg: ‘Down On the Bikini Line’
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Stream the full album below:



Prussia: ‘Poor English’
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Stream ‘Poor English’ Vol 1, 2 & 3 below:



The David Mayfield Parade: ‘The David Mayfield Parade’
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Big Kitty: ‘Florence’
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Stream a couple single from the LP below:



Wanda Jackson: ‘The Party Ain’t Over’
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Bass Drum of Death: ‘GB City’
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Colossal Gospel: ‘Circles’
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Stream the full album below:



Gold Leaves: ‘The Ornament’
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Those Darlins: ‘Screws Get Loose’ Video & 7-Inch

October 6, 2011 0 comments

Last week Those Darlins released a new 7-inch featuring the extended version of their new LP’s title-track ‘Screws Get Loose,’ which also features the never released b-side ‘Prank Call’ (artwork above). And in celebration of that release, the Nashville 4-piece have unveiled the a-side’s new video exclusivly on SPIN.com! This is their LP’s second video directed by Veta&Theo of Ovvio Arte who put together their last video for ‘Be Your Bro’ as well as all the photography/artwork for the ‘Screw Get Loose’ LP. Check out the video below (or here via SPIN)… and pick up the new 7-inch HERE:

Also check out ‘Prank Call,’ recorded and filmed at Noise Coalition Studios and a catch Those Darlins’ on tour this fall. Full tour listing below:

10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas %+
10/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota
10/8 – Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop %
10/9 – Champaign, IL @ High Dive %
10/11 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement %
10/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
10/13 – Ithaca, NY @ Castaways %
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House !
10/15 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
10/16 – New Haven, CT @ Café 9
10/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West
10/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/21 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall $
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall $
10/23 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre $
10/26 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown $
10/27 – Columbia, MO @ Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts $
11/17 — Huntsville, AL @ Crossroads *
11/18 — Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
11/19 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (Stomp & Stammer 20th Anniversary Party)

$ w/ Drive-By Truckers

* w/ Lucero

! w/ the Beets

% w/ Peelander-Z

+ w/ Young Buffalo


Denney and the Jets: ‘Killin’ Machine’ 7-inch

September 30, 2011 1 Comment

Nashville’s Denney and the Jets first vinyl release, the 7-inch single ‘Killin’ Machine,’ dropped this week via Jeff the Brotherhood’s Infinity Cat label and has been on sale for a couple weeks at Grimey’s New & Pre-Loved Records. But today marks the official release day with that band’s album release party, sharing the stage with Nashville’s Nikki Lane (who is also releasing a record tonight) and Alabama Shakes (headliners) via The Basement in Nashville. On top that, the artwork for the 7-inch (shown above) was designed by Those Darlins‘ Jessi Darlin!

If you are in the Nashville area tonight or are close by, this is definitely a can’t-miss-show! Doors open at 9, only 7 bucks… But if you can’t make it, pick up your copy of ‘Killin’ Machine’ HERE. There are only 350 of these limited edition, hand numbered suckers, so move fast!… and check out the a-side below.


New Venue Weekend Tour: Track 29 & Georgia Theatre

August 23, 2011 0 comments

Last weekend we had the honor of catching 2 shows that kicked off the openings for 2 outstanding venues; Chattanooga’s brand new Track 29 and Athens, GA’s re-built Georgia Theatre!

Our tour kicked off at home Friday night via Track 29, who hosted a private friends & family night, pre-grand opening celebration featuring Futurebirds, The Bohannons and Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires. The venue, which is located right behind the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel, was above and beyond our expectations, especially for an opening night. The sound was on-point, the atmosphere was incredible, and their lighting was that cherry-on-top that made for an amazing evening. Chattanooga’s music scene has finally and officially taken things to the next level… T29’s official grand opening is September 1st and have plenty of great shows lined up! M.Ward w/ Dawes, Drive-by Truckers w/ Alabama Shakes, and Dr. Dog just to name a few. You can check out their full schedule HERE.

Also, check out the highlights from the event below (at the bottom of this article)... more photos are available HERE:

Saturday night marked one of several opening shows kicking off the newly re-built Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA where we caught South Rail favorites Those Darlins and Jonny Corndawg opening up for Athen’s own The Whigs. If you’re not familiar with the venue previously, the Theatre burned down June 19th 2009. But after much hard work and many donated dollars, the Georgia Theatre is back and better than ever… and that’s not an exaggeration. Brand new construction, rooftop bar where you can still listen to the show, an amazing balcony area, great sound & lights…. This venue is easily one of the best places to catch a show down south!

You can all check out out best of highlights of the event below with additional photos available HERE:

BONUS!!!: We also got a taste of a new Those Darlins song which we were lucky enough to document. Check out the new ultra-catchy single ‘Burn Me Up’… Enjoy!:


Black Cab Sessions Come to the U.S!

August 3, 2011 1 Comment

Watching this preview gives us chills! So proud of American based music right now, especially Nashville! Black Cab Sessions is a London, England music series which features one-song performances by musicians recorded in the back of a black cab (hence the name)… and for the first time, the show has been recorded in America!!

Filmed in Nashville, Athens Georgia, New Orleans, New York City and Philadelphia, the Black Cab Sessions USA is part of a 6 show documentary series. The show hits TV soon featuring performances by Jack White w/ Wanda Jackson, Those Darlins, PUJOL, Tristen and many many more!… broadcast dates haven’t been released yet. We’ll keep you posted:

Black Cab Sessions USA from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo.


Video of the Week: 2/6-12

February 6, 2011 0 comments

This week’s Video of the Week is: Those Darlins ‘Be Your Bro’ — Read more about the single and the band’s upcoming LP ‘Screws Get Loose’ HERE


Those Darlins: Be Your Bro

February 1, 2011 1 Comment

Those Darlins return next month with their sophomore LP ‘Screws Get Loose’ and we are finally getting to hear a sample from that highly anticipated album!!! The first single is called ‘Be Your Bro’ and both sides A & B of this newly released single’s 7″ are from the new LP… Check out ‘Be Your Bro’ below and pick up the new 7″ HERE which is available TODAY via Oh Wow Dang Records.

‘Be Your Bro’ Track list
Side A) Be Your Bro
Side B) Let U Down

If this song is any indication to the LP, then we are in-store for an amazing follow-up album… While your at it, pre-order ‘Screws Get Loose’ HERE, they have many different pre-order packages including special pricing and free goodies… All orders ship on Mar. 24th.

And catch Those Darlins, who are doing some hardcore touring this year, including a DOUBLE-HEADER at JJ’s Bohemia May 5th & 6th!!!… Surely they’ll be at a city near you, check out the list HERE (more dates to come, so keep checking back).