Evening Darling, “Live Where You Lay”

Virginia Croft

Every band name seems to have a story behind it, and some are just too great not to share. In the case of Brooklyn based Evening Darling, the name is rooted in graffiti. Band member Dan Burke (drums) saw the words “Evening, Darling!” sprayed on a warehouse in Queens while en route to rehearsal. They haven’t been able to locate the warehouse since, but it makes for one hell of a band name. Their tracks are as welcoming and cheery as their moniker, presenting a mellow fusion of alt rock and Americana. Besides Burke, Evening Darling includes Erica Lane (lead vocals), Nick Lerangis (guitars, vox), Dave Letchinger (keyboard), Ryan Loftus (guitars) and Brett Saxon (bass). The group reaches many genres, making it impossible to limit them to just one– which leaves us with a sampler of different-styled gems.

“Live Where You Lay” is a breezy, optimistic take on old time country blended with indie rock. Lane’s vocals peek through the emotional clouds following us, pointing us towards the sun. The tune focuses on making the best of your surroundings, and accepting the way things are. Regarding the track, Lane explains, “A change of scenery doesn’t fix your problems. I think a lot of people, myself included, have times when they say ‘If I can have that thing, or go to that place, or be with that person, then everything will change and I’ll be happy.’ In my experience that’s never worked, but I keep cutting my hair anyway.” Amidst the twangy vocals and catchy guitars, we find a message we can truly grasp onto– find the good in the present.

Evening Darling Tour dates:
3/6 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
8/5 – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA

Keep up with Evening Darling here.

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