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Darlene is a Cincinnati-based trio that released its debut EP, Studio of Beauty, in 2009 and shares its colorful, catchy, gleeful Pop in clubs all over the area on a regular basis. Featuring three local Indie scene veterans, Darlene’s endearing hooks and layered harmonies/background vocals are infiltrated by dirty guitar buzz, jubilant rhythms and dynamic song structuring. The trio’s frisky melodic pull is hard to resist. Look for Darlene’s debut full-length album, Shiny and Bright, sometime later this year.
YOU'LL DIG IF YOU DIG: A sugar-buzzed Sonic Youth pares down and goes Technicolor Pop. (MB)