Those Darlins, Screws Get Loose [Review]
March 29, 2011 at 9:26AM
Those DarlinsScrews Get Loose Oh Wow DangMarch 29, 2011
From the first few seconds of “Screws Get Loose,” the title track from Those Darlins’ new full-length, it’s clear this is not the same band that gave us 2009’s rollicking, punk-country Those Darlins: A rubbery mess of warped guitar notes bends around a driving xylophone, and as the song shifts into the verse, the sound is akin to a parallel-universe ’60s girl-group (albeit with snarlier vocals) playing full-on guitar-driven pop. But it’s around the time Jessi Darlin gets to the chorus — “Can’t blame me for what I choose / Whoa-oh, screws get loose” — delivered in her signature adenoidal drawl, that we realize this is the same band we’ve known all along.