Tahiti 80 are from France and yes it is obvious to think of Phoenix, what with the all-knowing pop hooks. But no, Tahiti 80 are no Phoenix. ‘Darlin’…’ is more vocal driven than anything their opposing French band put on Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Tahiti 80 create perfect pop numbers, as evidenced by the rather nice video above. The song is taken from their fifth album, The Past, The Present & The Possible, out now. They are heading to SXSW too and are bound to pick up another few fans who neglected them on their first four records. If nothing else, they deserve your time for surviving so long, having been around since the mid-’90s, on and off. Listen to more over at Grooveshark.