Moving from the 50s to the 60s to the 70s to 2016. So, there's this kind-of-new group called Darlingside. Four Williams College grads. Yeah, maybe it would be a better story if they went to Amherst, but that's not really important here. Because their music is incredible. Simply incredible. But how do you describe it? Well, it's kind of four part harmony. Kind of a-cappella, but with instruments. Kind of folky. Kind of not. Kind of pop. Kind of rock. I don't know. But, however you describe it, it's amazing.
I saw Darlingside at the WXPN-hosted Non-Comm-vention last month. I had heard a song or two of theirs, so I had a feeling that they'd be good. But I was blown away by just how good they were. With the four of them singing around one major league microphone, and with a part preppy and part hipster vibe going on, and with their amazing harmonies, and with the wide array of instruments that they play (including, among others, an acoustic guitar, an electric bass guitar, a cello, a mandolin, and a violin), their songs are unique, catchy and, well, cool. And they're kind of, maybe my new favorite group.
So here it is: Song Four: Darlingside singing "Harrison Ford."