Ears Wide Open: Oh Darling


Los Angeles has a long lineage of female-fronted, New Wave-inspired pop, and Portland expatriates Oh Darling are about to fashion their own chapter in that history. The foursome of Jasmine Ash, Daven Hall, J. Marie Hall and Jake Endicott follow a familiar formula – sticky-sweet tunes, brawny riffs and rhythms, nifty lyrical subterfuge – and do it well. Behind Ash’s breezy vocals, Oh Darling’s songs have floated into many a television show and commercial. Their single “Prettiest Thing” will appear in the Disney movie “Prom” in late April – just in time for the April 26 release of their new album “Brave the Sound.” It’s exuberance set to melody, and for indie-pop fans that never gets old.

||| Live: Oh Darling plays Feb. 14 at the Silverlake Lounge.

||| Download: After the jump, watch the video for “Gonna Be Yours,” and trade your-email for some “Happiness” – well, a download of song, anyway: