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Darcy

Denton, Texas, United States | SELF

Denton, Texas, United States | SELF
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"Darcy has just emerged from the studio with tunes that floored me. HUGE, HOOKY, indie balladeers... with the cerebral sarcasm of Rivers Cuomo, the timeless craftiness of McCartney, and the skills to make Death Cab's 'genuinity' sound a little contrived."
-Ayo, Local DJ and Writer for the Dallas Observer - The Sands Report


"Powerful, heartfelt, and amazing songwriting." - Dallas Quick


"Darcy--thinking man's indie rock,
custom-tailored for wooing women! Ahhh..." - Dallas Quick


"The sophisticated pop smarts of Denton's Darcy can either make a
listener start singing along or dismiss them with a sneer and a hardy,
"Oh, come on!..." Think Weezer mixed with the Decemberists and you sort of get the idea." - Dallas Observer


“…I headed back over to the Encore stages to see Darcy. They were a fun, hooky, catchy band dressed to the nines in vests and ties. Like many of the bands here, this is their first time on the stage here.”

-Jeff, June 30 2009

“As mentioned by Jeff in an earlier post, Darcy showed up in vests & ties… It looks like these guys come from the University of North Texas, a school with a good reputation for their music program – it wouldn’t surprise me if the guys in Darcy were trained that way; it was apparent they knew how to play and sing.”

- Becky, July 1 2009

“…other musical highlights of the day for me were the following: Darcy, a hooky, poppy band from Texas with a pretty good stage presence. ”Catchy Melody” was the highlight of their set…”

-Jerry, July 1 2009

“[I caught] encore performances by Darcy and the Fold (one of the cool things about Cornerstone – if you like a band, you often get to see them more than once)…”

-Jerry, July 6 2009

- 2009 Cornerstone Festival


"If you're interested in becoming a fan of matchless talent and harmonic tunes, Darcy is what you're looking for." - Courtney Foreman - The Wichitan


"After seeing a show at the Liquid Lounge in Dallas this past Saturday, I was highly impressed... Interactions with each other and with the audience enhanced their performance... I turned to an avid fan and asked if any of the band members were into drama [because] the lead vocalist, Nathan, was expressive and exuberant... The guys moved around on stage like it was second nature... This band isn't just for ladies... guys can enjoy the brilliant tunes as well." - Brianna Peterson - The Lasso


Discography

The Brighterside (Independent Released Album 2008)

Track Listing:
1. A Song About The Sun
2. Laura Ingalls (A Hundred Years Ago)
3. The Rocket Scientist
4. Brighterside
5. Avenue (If Wishes Were Horses)
6. A Wedding Song
7. Washington
8. As She Waits
9. Rachel (A Song About The Rain)
10. Ginger Rogers
11. Romeo & Juliet (Postmodern Alternate Ending)

Catchy Melody - Single (Digital Release 2009)

1. Catchy Melody

Official Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryyjgaV1sCE

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Bio

As songwriters, Darcy is primarily influenced by artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, Coldplay, Eisley, and Ben Folds. Darcy's arrangements are highly textured with imaginative guitar layers, over a delicate foundation of keys. The rhythm section is explosive and precise. Add in Beach Boys-style harmonies, and with Darcy you tend to get a sound that incorporates the craftsmanship of the sixties with the lucidity and freshness of the current indie scene.

Timeline:

2007 - Grammy-award winning producer Eric Delegard agrees to produce a full-lenth record for the Denton-based rock-pop band.

2008 - Darcy independently releases their debut album, The Brighterside.

Summer 2009 - Tour included being finalists in the Cornerstone Festival's New Band Showcase.

Winter 2009 - Winter tour with Bradley Hathaway and Poema.

2010 - New songs performed to much acclaim, plans for an EP.

2011 - Tracking began for EP.

Words from the Cornerstone Festival's blog:

“…I headed back over to the Encore stages to see Darcy. They were a fun, hooky, catchy band dressed to the nines in vests and ties...”

-Jeff, June 30 2009

“As mentioned by Jeff in an earlier post, Darcy showed up in vests & ties… It looks like these guys come from the University of North Texas, a school with a good reputation for their music program – it wouldn’t surprise me if the guys in Darcy were trained that way; it was apparent they knew how to play and sing.”

- Becky, July 1 2009

“…other musical highlights of the day for me were the following: Darcy, a hooky, poppy band from Texas with a pretty good stage presence. ”Catchy Melody” was the highlight of their set…”

-Jerry, July 1 2009

“[I caught] encore performances by Darcy and the Fold (one of the cool things about Cornerstone – if you like a band, you often get to see them more than once)…”

-Jerry, July 6 2009

From an early review of "The Brighterside":

"HUGE, HOOKY, indie…with the cerebral sarcasm of [Weezer's] Rivers Cuomo, the timeless craftiness of McCartney, and the skills to make Death Cab's 'genuinity' sound a little contrived."
–Ayo, local DJ and writer, in a front page write-up in The SandsReport Magazine, June 2008