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Darkness Dear Boy / Press

"Darkness Dear Boy's Brand New Carrot on a String is a refreshing sound that hits both lyrically and musically. Great vibes". -Kevin Gassman KWSS 106.7FM

“Darkness Dear Boy are an energetic power trio with a loose, organic indie-rock vibe and a riff-heavy sound, a Tempe, Arizona group that shares a jones for fat-chorded hooks-and-harmonies rock with local compatriots Jimmy Eat World and the Gin Blossoms. Brand New Carrot On A String is an impressive debut full of tart lyrics (“Pain can feel soothing when it’s all that you’re used to”) and sharp riffs, wrapped up in a loose, friendly DIY vibe. They might not change the world just yet, but Darkness Dear Boy can definitely put a smile on your face.”

“Hailing from different parts of California and Indiana, members of local band Darkness Dear Boy came together through a Craigslist ad about three years ago to combine a variety of musical elements and share their unique sound and style. The three-man band includes guitarist Ted Organ, 34, and an ASU graduate, bassist Will Kingsbury, 30, and drummer Aaron Ranschaert, 34. All three guys sing and write their own music. The band’s music style is a combination of alternative, punk rock, honky tonk, and reggae. Outside of the band, the guys have regular day jobs but claim that music is their sole focus and just work these 8-to-5 jobs to pay the bills. Right now, the guys regularly play around 9 p.m. Wednesday nights at Long Wong's in Tempe...”

“in general, the dudes crank out tunes that would fit in perfectly over the radio waves of every “Alternative station” since the early nineties. Songs like “Get Off Me” that recall Valley stalwarts Authority Zero, with wah-wah guitars, syncopated drums and oh-so funky bass, or “Today” that sounds like Offspring at their radio dominating peak. Even if one despises the band’s sound, it’s tough not to be impressed by their mass-market crossover appeal,”

“Darkness Dear Boy Is Fighting For Local Music with The BFLS!”

“Anyway, right here we've got our friends Darkness Dear Boy, who I wrote a column about last month, playing Three Doors Down's "Be Like That" along with the violinist from Whats Left.”