Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 23, 2011.


"Sugar for Sugar," the Darlings' first album to feature the four-piece band, brings together Americana old and new, sweet and salty!

The Don't Tell Darlings are here to tell you, our new album "Sugar for Sugar" is coming out September 23rd, and through this project, you can reserve your piece of the music pie early! You don't hate music or you?

So...Pre-Order Your Copy Now for Just $10!

Here's the story. We've recorded and are now finishing production on our second album, the first to bring together Megan and Millie's tightly intertwined vocals, guitar, and banjo with the bass and fiddle stylings of their fantastic collaborators, Lew Burrus and Old Man Kelly. This album, like the last, features a mix of traditional and original songs in or influenced by a variety of early americana styles, including old-time, early country-blues, honky-tonk, and swing. The last one fixed your wagon, and this one'll shake it up again!

Although things are well underway, we've got a little further to go in bringing the CD from our hearts to your ipods. With this project, we're offering you the chance to order your CD now, and by doing so, to help us cover the rest of our production costs. You know you want to do it! And by doing it now rather than waiting a few more weeks, you'll make "Sugar for Sugar" an even sweeter success by letting us finish up the work rather than re-direct our efforts into writing songs about the poorhouse! :) 

So what we're saying is, we don't want your watch and chain, but we sort of *do* want your greenback dollar, and for the PRE-SALE COST of only $10*, you can easily sign up for your very own copy of "Sugar for Sugar," to be distributed in person or by mail as soon as the album is released. Also, since record production is a bit of an undertaking, further contributions--which will go directly to finalizing album production and distribution--are more than welcome and will be rewarded with various treats we know you'll love. 

*For pledges of more than $10, you have the option of getting an additional CD per additional $10 pledged. Just send us an email ( to let us know if you're looking for multiple CDs, and if so, how many.

Photos by Susanna Rosen.


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    Your very own copy of "Sugar for Sugar"!

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    Your copy* of "Sugar for Sugar," signed by the Darlings!

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    Your copy of "Sugar for Sugar," plus your very own customized Don't Tell Darlings vintage apron! (While supplies last.)

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    Your copy of "Sugar for Sugar," plus a box of home-baked goodies, lovingly baked for you by the Darlings themselves!

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    Your copy of "sugar for Sugar," plus Miss Millie of the Don't Tell Darlings will write a song for you! About your own sweet self, happiness or heartbreak, your favorite snack, someone who done you wrong (they'll never know what hit 'em!), or another topic of your choice!

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    Your copy of "Sugar for Sugar," plus the Don't Tell Darlings will play a house concert for you! (Alas, geographic restrictions do apply, but we'll do our best to work something out!)

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