New York-based alt-folk six-piece Evening Darling are premiering their new song “Classic Cars” exclusively for readers of The Boot.

“Classic Cars” blends vocalist Erica Lane’s unique timbre with smoky instrumentation that is evocative of days long gone. According to the band, the song explores the way that we use memories to make our stories a little better.

“[It’s] about nostalgia,” Lane tells The Boot. “And the way that we tend to rose-color the memories of people who actually weren’t very good for us,” a sentiment with which plenty of listeners will be able to identify.

Evening Darling began as the Hunting Party: Lane, Nick Lerangis on guitars, Dan Burke on drums and keyboardist Dave Letchinger. The group recently added guitarist Ryan “Rusty” Loftus and Brett Saxon on bass to round out their lineup and create Evening Darling. The band’s unique moniker is inspired by graffiti seen by Burke on an abandoned warehouse in Queens, N.Y., on his way to band practice.

“Classic Cars” appears on Evening Darling’s self-titled debut album, which is expected to be released in mid-April; in the meantime, fans can stream the song below. Evening Darling will be on the road this spring, with dates scheduled in New Haven, Conn., and Kingston, N.Y.; visit their official website for more details.

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