I love Darren Hayman and clearly Allo Darlin' do too. An endearing tribute to a national treasure ...also check out Allo Darlin' frontwoman Elizabeth Morris singing "I know I fucked up" on Darren's brilliant January Songs album
The "Darren" picture disc is the first new material from Allo Darlin' since their universally acclaimed debut album was released in June 2010.
In the spirit of "Henry Rollins Don't Dance", the band wanted to release something special on vinyl. This record is not being promoted anywhere and will only be available via our website or at our shows.
Side A is a song called "Darren". It's about listening to records when you're embarking on a new romance.
Side B is a song called "Wu Tang Clan". It was written by Darren Hayman and John Morrison when they were known as The French. This song is also about listening to records.
This record is officially sanctioned by Darren Hayman. Of course.
released August 22, 2011
"Darren" was recorded by Rob Ferrier at Analogue Cat. Additional recording by Simon Trought at Soup.
"Wu Tang Clan" was recorded by Simon Trought at Soup.
Mixed by Simon Trought. Additional mixing by Giles Barrett.
Produced by Simon Trout.
Mastered by Shawn at Audible Oddities.
"Darren" was written by Allo Darlin'.
"Wu Tang Clan" was written by Darren Hayman / John F Morrison. Originally available on the album The French.
The name of this album perfectly encapsulates everything I love about Elizabeth's musical output from the Darlings to Allo Darlin' to these precious songs: an unyielding optimism that is never naive, and by being so, becomes wildly contagious. Some music tells you that "everything will be ok", but her music actually makes you believe it, even when the lyrics hint at doubt. Michael Feck