LA rockers The Darlings have come a long way since their inception in 2005. After beating out hundreds of bands to win this year’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, the Darlings had their song “What Lies Below” picked up by the Anaheim Ducks, who used the track for their 09/10 season promo spots on Prime Ticket. The band’s song “Broken Heart Still Beating” has also been in steady rotation on influential LA modern rock station KROQ’s Locals Only show for months. In addition to taking part in the Vans Warped Tour for the third time last summer and securing endorsements from Ernie Ball and Supernatural Cymbals, they hit the road on tours with Face To Face, Strung Out, Pennywise and shared the stage with Sum 41, Bad Religion, and Social Distortion.
The Darlings latest release, The New Escape melds the individual members’ classic rock and alternative influences into a hearty dose of honest and pure, rock and roll that steers clear of trends and posturing. Stand out songs include "Broken Heart Still Beating" "Hypnotize" "Head Hunter" and "These Wings."
The New Escape was recorded at Z Studios and Tao Creations in Los Angeles and was produced/recorded/mixed by Ed Faris. Guest musician’s include Donnie Nemarnik of Tiger Army who plays pedal steel guitar on "Head Hunter" and Jayson Cruz of Strung Out who provides back up vocals on "Where Do We Go."