I’m enjoying the self-titled debut of Amber Farris’ band, “Somebody’s Darling.” It’s kind of like Lucero or Old ’97s fronted by a woman with a powerful set of lungs. Rock and roll/country, straight-ahead four-person rock and roll on Shiner Records/PaloDuro Records.
In fact, it’s hard to write much about them, because the music is so up front and pure. It makes you want to grab a brew, sit at a bar, and stare at the chicks who will definitely dig the band. That’s the best thing about alt-country sung by a female: It’s rough enough for guys not to get bored, but not dirty and unshaven . . . So after the night is over, you’ll probably get laid.
A FEW OTHER CHICKS SINGING ALT-COUNTRY
Heavy Load-Deadstring Brothers
Borderline (madonna cover)-The Chapin Sisters
Handle Me With Care (Travelling Wilburys)-Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
ZIP FILE OF ALL 5 ROCKIN’ TUNES: Here!