Published Jan 09, 2012Back in the fall, the Darcys released the first of three planned LPs through Arts & Crafts. Now, they've unveiled album number two, and we're surprised to report that it's a Steely Dan cover album. Their full-length cover of Aja will be out on January 24.
This reworking of Steely Dan's 1977 album will be released as a free digital LP via the band's website. It will also be sold as a limited edition 180-gram coloured LP through Arts & Crafts' store.
The album was apparently recorded while the band struggled to complete their sophomore LP, and they turned their attention to reworking Aja "as a dark, but bold declaration of self-sufficiency."
"We did it because we could," the Darcys' Wes Marskell explained in a statement. "And because we thought we couldn't. It became as much an art project as an album."
Stream "Josie" at the bottom of this page, and stay tuned for news about the Darcys' forthcoming third album through Arts & Crafts. Check out their upcoming tour schedule here.
1. "Black Cow"
3. "Deacon Blues"
5. "Home at Last"
6. "I Got the News"
The Darcys - Josie by Arts & Crafts