Song of the Day: Darker My Love – Two Ways Out

photo by Heather Culp

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today‚Äôs featured selection continues our coverage of some of the bands playing the Capitol Hill Block Party as chosen by John in the Morning. Today’s selection is Two Ways Out by Darker My Love from the forthcoming album 2 on Dangerbird Records.

Darker My Love – Two Ways Out (MP3)

This 5-piece out of L.A. started as a side project for Tim Presley (guitar/vocals) and Andy Granelli (drums), who were in The Nerve Agents and The Distillers, respectively. But after releasing their well-received debut as Darker My Love, the band has had no reason to look back. Before settling in Southern California, the members of DML were all scattered across the US, making their melting pot of psych-rock all the more understandable. While 60s California pop features heavily, this cleverly titled second album is full of fuzzy distorted guitars and vocals shrouded therein. The upcoming album was produced by Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups, J Dilla) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Air). In addition to their upcoming performance at this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party, DML sets out on tour in September alongside psych mainstays The Dandy Warhols. Catch their set Saturday 7/26 @ 4PM on the Neumo’s stage, and visit their MySpace page for future dates. And don’t leave without viewing this official video for Two Ways Out:

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