Darlingside with special guest Matt Duke: 2019 Sundown Music Series

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Darlingside with special guest Matt Duke: 2019 Sundown Music Series

The Camden County Board of Freeholders welcomes you to the Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park. All concerts are free to attend and will start at 7:30 PM. Haddon Lake Park is located on 13th Avenue, Park Drive and Prospect Boulevard in Haddon Heights.

“It’s over now / The flag is sunk / The world has flattened out,” are the first words of Extralife, the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds Say was steeped in nostalgia and the conviction of youth, Extralife grapples with dystopian realities and uncertain futures. Whether ambling down a sidewalk during the apocalypse or getting stuck in a video game for eternity, the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.

Hope arrives in the form of Darlingside’s signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60’s era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as “retro”. The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop”, and calls Extralife “perfectly crafted”.

Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival “earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars”, according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

2019 Sundown Music Series Line-Up:

June 6 – Darlingside with special guest Matt Duke
June 19 – Firefall with special guest Christine Havrilla
July 10 – Upstate with special guest G.F. Patrick
July 24 – JD McPherson with special guest Adrien Reju
August 7 – Natalie Prass with special guest Ali Awan
August 21 – Anthony Green with special guest Jetty Bones

  • Haddon Lake Park
    Hillside and South Park Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ, United States
  • Thursday, Jun 6th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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    The Camden County Board of Freeholders welcomes you to the Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park. All concerts are free to attend and will start at 7:30 PM. Haddon Lake Park is located on 13th Avenue, Park Drive and Prospect Boulevard in Haddon Heights. “It’s over now / The flag is sunk / The world has flattened out,” are the first words of Extralife, the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds…

    Hillside and South Park Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ, United States public