Back toward the end of last month, Cause A Scene had the joy of hosting Massachusetts-based “string-folk quintet” Darlingside, for what was one of the most fun house shows we’ve ever hosted. One of the really unique things about our houses shows is that for the most part, the people that attend aren’t all that familiar with the artists playing that night. If you’ve been keeping up from our beginning several months ago, that’s no surprise to you. Well, back on July 28th, an entire roomful of people were converted to Darlingside fans and the chatter following that show was more noticeable than after any show we had hosted up to that point. The buzz was palpable and if the band had played a second set, I don’t think anyone would have complained.
The five guys (Auyon Mukharji, David Senft, Harris Paseltiner, Sam Kapala, and Don Mitchell) play with such a great deal of heart that it’s easy to get completely swept up with the fervor exhibited on stage. Simply put: their songs mean something. And after seeing their latest video for “Terrible Things”, I think it’s safe to say that their videos mean something, too. It’s at once poignant and hilarious and a great reminder to love people even despite all of their faults and missteps.
Their debut album, “Pilot Machines”, is available now.