I’m a little in love with Boston quartet Darlingside. Beautiful four-part harmony and folk instrumentation plus their name is a literary homage (“Kill Your Darlings”/darlingcide). Darlingside’s new album, Birds Say, will be released on September 18th. You can watch a live performance of their lovely ballad “God of Loss” below.
Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline) donated his exquisite recording of his fairytale-survival poem “Instructions” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can watch Neil read the poem live in the video below. The version he recorded for the RAINN album features a nice splash of sitar music. The poem’s text appears in the liner notes alongside artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean.
The album also features music and poetry by Neil’s wife Amanda Palmer, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.