Published Sep 21, 2011It's been a whole four year since the Darcys released their debut album, but the Toronto-based group are ending their silence with a bang. Now signed to their new label home of Arts & Crafts, the genre-busting rockers are getting ready to release three new albums, starting with a self-titled LP due out October 25.
The ten-song collection was produced by Murray Lightburn of the Dears. A press release describes it thusly: "Each complex, effects-laden composition strives to cascade over listeners with layered vocals, loops, keys and shimmering guitars. The Darcys is equal parts anthemic and moody, dark and soaring. Lush and heavily textured, the songs are as meticulously constructed and as they are unrelenting."
Digital copies of the album will be available for free via the band's website on release day. Fans who want a hard copy can buy one of 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl from Arts & Crafts' webstore or select independent retailers.
Until the LP drops, tide yourself over by listening to the first single "Shaking Down the Old Bones," which you can grab over at the Darcys' website, and pre-order the whole thing from the label. The Darcys also have a handful of Canadian tour dates, which you can check out below.
As for those other two new albums, expect announcements in the coming months, and get some insight into the Darcys' plans in Exclaim! TV's recent interview with the band, which you can view at the bottom of the page.
9/24 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Poplo (Pop Montreal) *
10/12 Hamilton, ON - Casbah ^
10/13 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^
10/14 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club ^
10/19 Fredericton, NB - The Capital %
10/21 Halifax, NS - North Street Church (HPX)
11/10 Ottawa, ON - Ritual ^
11/18 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
* with Trust & Bishop Morocco
^ with Besnard Lakes & Malajube
% with Plants & Animals