Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Darcys - Muzzle Blast

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This new single from Toronto quartet The Darcys is clearly a very well thought out and arranged song right from the first few seconds, but it's with repeat plays that it comes to life. There's a lot going on here and the song switches pace, instruments and even style on more than one occasion; it's one of those that begs for a decent set of headphones and will probably have you finding something new every listen for a good while. They're not following the pack with this one, but at the same time it's not art for art's sake. It's good music for the sake of offering an alternative to the mundane.

The band release their new album 'Warring' next week (digitally, with physical to follow next month) and you can expect to hear more from them in these virtual pages if you haven't already fallen under their spell. Experimental indie/rock can be treacherous ground to navigate, but The Darcys have a good pilot steering the ship and with a better sound developing with each and every play, they have the ability to win a whole set of new fans and reap the rewards of their hard work with some critical praise too. Will the public at large catch on? A quick glance at what's selling at the moment suggests there's little chance of that. It'll be their loss though.

The Darcys' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Oct 15 The Rock Shop, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 25 il Motore, Montreal, Canada
Oct 26 Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, IL

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