Darwin Deez's third album Double Down will be out this Friday, and today he shares another song ahead of its release entitled "Bag Of Tricks." A bluesy track showcasing smooth guitar riffs, Darwin's sublime falsetto and inspiration drawn from Kelis' "Millionaire" ft. Andre 3000, "Bag Of Tricks" is a quintessential Darwin Deez pop tune and another exciting sneak peek at his stellar forthcoming record that is already lauded by the likes of Zane Lowe at Beats 1/Apple Music and Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1.
Double Down - an album which Darwin Deez recorded, performed, mixed and mastered all by himself in his 6-floor Williamsburg walk-up - will be released on September 18th via Lucky Number. Though Darwin, a self-proclaimed musical DIY-er, might be known as an indie-pop connoisseur, his real talents lie in his masterful ability to meld genres like pop, rock and blues, as well as guise melancholy songs with references to Nietzsche and Ridley Scott as blissful, dance floor-ready tunes. These skills are highlighted on Double Down, from the seemingly upbeat album opener "Last Cigarette" about ending a relationship that has become nothing more than a bad habit, to "Kill Your Attitude," the lead single inspired by 70s power-pop acts like Squeeze and The Knack about the menial fights that riddle many relationships. Double Down, with all of its lyrical allegories and sonic textures, is Darwin's finest record in his catalogue to date.
Darwin Deez will hit the road this Winter in support of Double Down. Be sure to catch the Deez crew and their genius, choreographed moves at a show near you - full tour routing is below.
North American Tour Dates
11/17/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
11/18/15 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room *
11/19/15 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
11/21/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/22/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/24/15 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw *
11/25/15 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater *
11/27/15 San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues *
11/28/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
11/30/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Small *
12/1/15 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs *
12/2/15 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
12/6/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
12/7/15 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
12/8/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
12/9/15 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
12/11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room *
12/12/15 Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel *
12/13/15 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
* Supported by Charly Bliss