Railing against all the hipster indie rockers and precious radio pop stars are a few bands who are bent on ushering in a new era of rock & roll - one that blends classic rock with surf, dub, and just enough swagger to get them noticed. Lyric driven, whiskey-voiced, emotion heavy and allusive, their music takes the listener from breakup worthy ballads to arena filling face melters - there are no rules here. One standout upstart is New York City based Deadbeat Darling, a band whose live show is described as "a sweaty barrage of unrestrained energy and mischievous sway," leaving them a whole lot to live up to.
Luckily, they manage. "Flowers For Our Graves" is a whiskey-laden dream, dive bar perfect and just dark enough for a tipsy-hot summer night. Check it out here, then head over to their website for more: