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Darlingside — Hold Your Head Up High
Album: Extralife
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 582









Released: 2018
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 2
How it rambles 'round the moon
A let-go-of balloon
Nothing is forever, everything is soon

And my father as he stands
A perfect cartoon man
Heavy-sighed and open-eyed, I heard him speak

Hold your head up high
Hold your head up high

Rise it up, it's fine terrain
The time will come again
And misery's no rest for weary gentlemen

See that humankind is you
Like all the rest, down to
The scratches on the album that you're singing to

Hold your head up high
Hold your head up high

Through the light and through the shadow
I won't wait it out, wait it out

Hold your head up high
Hold your head up high
Hold your head up high

Biting clovers in the lawn
A solitary fawn
Underground, the new life thunders up and on
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Far better harmonies than Fleet Foxes...
Love Darlingside. These four guys were schoolmates at Williams College, and now are based in Boston. I’ve seen them many times, especially at Caffe Lena. They are far beyond folk performers. Their strength is in their harmonies. Additionally, they are great multi instrumentalists; a tricked out banjo and some electronics, a touch of violin and cello, and a kick drum. Thank you Bill for your playing.
Reminds me a bit of Bon Iver.
I like this a lot, it's easy / fun to harmonize with and they make me think of Graham Nash.
  rate 8 
Hmm.  Mellow.  Me likey....
Probably couldn't stomach a steady diet of this, but an occasional break into the mellow "folky" genre is often needed, even when we don't know it until it happens.
Thanks Bill
Very sweet chorus, but it feels like I've heard that melody many times before.  Doesn't really matter though.
 cinzia1026 wrote:
Wow, no comments on Darlingside yet?  I love the textures of their harmonies, lyrics and melodies.  And they started out from where I live!
 
Darlingside is a four-person indie folk band from Boston, MA. The band consists of Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and David Senft. Their style has been described as “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop” by NPR. Their latest full-length album, Extralife, was released in February 2018 by Thirty Tigers.

Seems like you and NPR have similar opinions of them....I'm at a 7 still, maybe when an 8 one day....Long Live RP!!
David Spade:  I liked this band  better when they were called *Fleet Foxes*

Regardless, a nice tune.
Beautiful tune! sounds a bit like Fleet Foxes
 cinzia1026 wrote:
Wow, no comments on Darlingside yet?  I love the textures of their harmonies, lyrics and melodies.  And they started out from where I live!
 

it reminds me a bit of coldplay 
Wow, no comments on Darlingside yet?  I love the textures of their harmonies, lyrics and melodies.  And they started out from where I live!