Concert Review: The Darcys, June 3, Horseshoe Tavern

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Toronto – The Darcys are a Toronto four-piece who play a form of guitar heavy indie rock full of propulsive drumbeats and driving basslines.  They’ve been described as “Thom Yorke does Crazy Horse” and that’s a fairly apt description.  Singer Jason Couse does sound a bit like Yorke, but he also reminded me of Patrick Watson at times.  Moving between guitar and keyboards (sometimes within the same song), he was a pretty engaging frontman, but for me it was drummer Wes Marskell who really stole the show. 

At the end of their set, the crowd up front was cheering for more, but Marskell took to the mic saying, “Thanks, but we have no more songs.”

The band was playing a release show for their new “House Built Around Your Voice” 7″ and everyone who came got a free copy with the price of admission.  It’s a pretty good record – produced by Murray Lightburn of Dears and mixed by Leon Taheny (whose band, Germans, provided an entertaining but slightly sloppy opening set), it gives a taste of what’s to come on their upcoming Lightburn produced full length.  Last I checked, the 7″ was available as a free download on their website.   

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