Indie rock band The Darling Fire have announced their debut album Dark Celebration will be out June 14th via Spartan Records and released their debut single, “For The Loveless”.
On the new single, the band shared: “There’s a certain segment of the Japanese population that isolate themselves from the world by choice, for months or even years at a time. They do this partly due to fear, sometimes due to mental illness and often because they simply prefer to be removed from society. “For the Loveless” was written for these confined adolescents and adults, the Hikikomori, but also speaks to anyone who feels particularly unique or isolated.”
They continued: “We had an awesome experience recording this song for our forthcoming album with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studio in January of this year. J. Robbins also mixed the album and Dan Coutant of Sun Room Audio mastered shortly afterward. We couldn’t have asked for a better result and we’re happy to finally be able to share a piece of what we’ve been working on for the past year!
Beginning sample courtesy of Eric Fensler.”
Spartan Records proudly welcomed The Darling Fire to its esteemed and growing roster last year – a veritable mosaic of indie notoriety featuring Jolie Lindholm (The Rocking Horse Winner, Dashboard Confessional) on vocals/guitar, Jeronimo Gomez on guitar (The Rocking Horse Winner, As Friends Rust), Steven Kleisath on drums (Further Seems Forever, Shai Hulud), Gregg Moore on bass (Slap of Reality) and Matthew Short on guitar.
After years of individual success in some of the scene’s most beloved bands, The Darling Fire was born of both deep struggle and deeper friendships. “Jeronimo and I had a particularly difficult end of the year in 2017,” says Lindholm. “We’d been wanting to write music together for awhile, but life kept getting in the way. The tough time we were having made us realize that life is short and there was no better time. We didn’t specifically set out to start a band, per se. It just began to materialize as things started changing, once we started to share what we were working on. It almost took on a life of its own and kept pushing us to move forward, to make this into a real thing.“