Acclaimed indie-folk quartet Darlingside release their praised new album Everything Is Alive with new track “Green Light.” “Green Light” highlights the humble beauty contained in the mundane things of everyday life. Written during the confines of the pandemic Darlingside’s Harris Paseltiner says, “I was trying to stop retreating into myself, and instead to reorient towards real human connection with family/friends, to see the small but tangible glory of nature that was directly out in my yard, and even to try to see value in boring things like sidewalks and rust.” Listen to “Green Light” and Everything Is Alive HERE.
Everything Is Alive is the follow up to the band’s praised 2020 release Fish Pond Fish and finds Darlingside taking risks. Known for ubiquitous vocal harmonies and a uniquely democratic songwriting process, on Everything Is Alive the group embraces the individual strengths of band members Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner and David Senft. The results are compelling, offering listeners extra elements of the band’s trademark lusciousness.
Darlingside is touring the U.S. tour to support Everything Is Alive, which will include a performance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The tour lineup also marks a change for Darlingside, as Senft relinquishes his road duties and the album’s drummer Ben Burns and singer Molly Parden join the live run. A full list of tour dates is below and on the band’s website HERE.
Everything Is Alive was produced and recorded by the band and mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine) in 2021. Darlingside’s first release was 2015’s Birds Say, which announced the band’s arrival as an eclectic, intelligent and dynamic foursome. Media across the board praised the release, including American Songwriter, Paste, Rolling Stone Country, NPR Music, The New Yorker and The Huffington Post, who called it, “…one of the great albums released this year.” Extralife followed, building the band’s fanbase and continuing to earn raves. Fish Pond Fish was released in 2020 to additional critical praise and the band shared the album with a beautifully produced series of livestreams while touring ceased during the pandemic.