Band: Darcy Malone & the Tangle
Date: Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Listening Room, 78 St. Francis St.,
Tickets: $15 artist donation at the door

Mobile is about to get mixed up with Darcy Malone & the Tangle. According to vocalist Darcy Malone, the band’s moniker reflects this Crescent City band’s style. Malone describes their music as a tangle of “pop/rock to New Wave to soul to R&B.”

This band has been busy preparing for the March release of their debut album “Still Life,” for which Malone and her crew retreated to Marigny Recording Studios where tracks were laid and mixed by Rick Nelson of The Afghan Whigs. Afterward, Richard Dodd (Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) leveled “Still Life” through the mastering process.

Malone’s description of the band’s eclectic sound could not be more perfect. Its tangled musical philosophy is so subtle that it’s challenging to decipher the band’s multi-genre nuances. It’s this aspect, however, that makes its music so special. The contrast between tracks like “Babycakes” and “Motel Room” is amazing, but the overall song arrangements definitely connect the tracks on this first effort.