A lot of time I find myself caught up in the world of artistry or hype or both, but sometimes, you just want a great pop song. Something that makes you smile, something undeniable: this is Darwin Deez, and it’s always been Darwin Deez. He writes infectious tune after infectious tune, coming across like a radio friendly Pedro the Lion. His newest album, Double Down, is just around the corner with a September 18th release date scheduled by Lucky Number. I don’t know about you, but it never hurts just to have a little fun with your hits.
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The incredibly quirky musician known as Darwin Deez is making a stop on the inside stage at Emo’s on Thursday night. Joining the man on stage are Friends and Stunts. Bundle up people, cause it’s gonna be could on the walk there! While you’re at it, check out a video of “Radar Detectors”, as it seems Mr. Deez does not like MP3s of his music floatin’ around the web.
It’s so crazy that press releases say Darwin Deez describes himself as part Thriller, part Dismemberment Plan because I swear when I first heard this I immediately thought of my beloved Travis Morrison. Regardless, Darwin will be releasing his self-titled album on Lucky Number Records April 12th. I’m not sure why people aren’t all over this, as it’s one of the catchiest albums I’ve heard in a long time. This is sure to be the hit of the Spring.
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Friday is another one of those rare (or not so rare) days in Austin that comes around every once and a while that blows the minds of us music types. The day is so jammed full of music goodness that we are dedicating a whole post just to Friday’s shows. Which one are you headed to?
The Parish: Elvis Perkins & A. A. Bondy @ 8pm for $14.
Mohawk: Bishop Allen and Darwin Deez outside @ 8pm. Tickets for $10.
Stubbs: Indie supergroup Monsters of Folk @ 7pm for just $35.
Beerland: Local boys Frantic Clam, Visitors, Basic & Hotel Hotel for only $5 @ door.
Austin Music Hall: Mastodon, Dethklok, High on Fire, & Converge @ 6:30 for $35.
Red 7: The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (Sparta), Frank Turner, Possessed By Paul James, & Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (Drag the River) for only $10.