When tragedy strikes, sometimes you can only soar above it with someone else on the wing with you. L.A. artist Kelly Barnes’ marriage and band had broken up around the same time that New York’s Brian Cole lost his home to a fire. Two fresh starts, two separate moves to Austin, and one serendipitous meeting later, Darkbird had hatched.
Now performing as a sextet, Darkbird just wrapped up their third record and they’re gearing up for their third official SXSW as well as an upcoming national tour. We’ll get an aerial view of Darkbird’s new EP at the release show next Friday at Stay Gold but since you want to shake your tail feather to this six-song rock roulette early, guess what? Darkbird has given us KUTX-clusive access to this new single until Valentine’s Day, so set yourself up right now with “Crimes”!