Those Darlins, the combustable Tennessee rock band led by non-sisters Jessi and Nikki Darlin, was expected to release an EP recorded with R.E.M. producer Scott Litt, later this year.
"We're not going to do an EP," Jessi Darlin tells Crossfade. "We changed our mind."
Instead, Those Darlins will continue recording with Litt for their third full album, the follow-up to last year's awesome Screws Get Loose.
Staring from her porch at some overgrown bushes ("overgrown out of preference"), Jessi tells us, "Instead of releasing an EP and an album, we're going to release a couple singles off the album. We might also do a separate release of another song that doesn't go onto the album, too.
"We recorded about half the album, in three weeks in the studio with Scott. We just got done two weeks ago and we're planning on doing some more recording in October. I think actually we might end up going to Scott's place in L.A. because we're going to be doing some shows out there anyway."
These first recording sessions were held in the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville. "It was amazing," Jessi says. "That studio is so cool. It's huge. The walls look like they have these columns going sideways, like the wall is the Michelin Man or something. There's a good vibe in there and you can feel the history.
"'Jolene' was recorded in there, so it's kind of insane."
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After a string of shows with Best Coast, Those Darlins will continue around the country alongside Old 97s and then go on their own headlining tour at the end of the year.
Best Coast with Those Darlins. Tuesday, July 10. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $20 plus fees via fla.vor.us. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.