The members of Los Angeles-based trio, Love Darling, dig into the emotional spectrum between seductively intimate and aggressively passionate, with skillfully crafted layers of distorted organs, saturated synths, jagged guitars and bombastic, pulsing drums beneath hypnotic and distinctly soulful female vocals. Love Darling’s songs possess a stirring sonic scope fittingly reflected in singer Shay’s introspective lyric, “and who are you? A whisper, a drop kick, the feeling blue?”
The mad-scientist minds of Shay Magro (vocals/guitar) and Mike Wolpe (bass/guitar/keys) collided in 2010 to create Love Darling. The details remain a bit fuzzy, but they collectively recall fitful memories of late night diners, pawnshops, imaginary friends, fortune tellers and a haunted love-tester machine.
Following up their first two self-released EPs, including Sunshine Dust, which was recorded by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) and featured on Showtime’s premiere series, The Real L Word, Love Darling are currently preparing to release their first full-length album, The Occupant Theory, for release in September 2012. The band explains, “it shall be made of shiny black vinyl and contain subliminal messages intended to inspire unusually surreal and salacious dreams.”