Monday, March 23, 2009

Ticket Giveaway: The Darcys w/ L'embuscade, Black Hat Brigade, more @ WhipperSnapper this Thursday.

Toronto-bred, Halifax-formed, and now Toronto-residing pop-rock band The Darcys are playing this coming Thursday, 26 March, at WhipperSnapper Gallery, an alternative venue in Little Italy. That night The Darcys will be celebrating the release of their cover of Final Fantasy's "The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead." The band's got a loyal following in town, and are working toward releasing a 7" and an LP before 2009 is up. If you're already into The Darcys, well here's your chance to see them again (or for the first time), if you're not in the loop, it's perhaps time to get in the know about their "post-post-rock" sound, with an occasional new-shoegaze pop tune thrown in just to mix things up a bit. These guys put on an energetic live show and come dressed to impress.

Here are all the show details:

* L'embuscade (Montreal), The Darcys, Black Hat Brigade, Cool Dad, and Ulysses & the Siren @ WhipperSnapper Gallery, 26 March, 8pm, $7.

Here's the new single, and a track from The Darcys's debut full-length:

Download: "The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead" (Final Fantasy cover, single, 2009).

Download: "I'm A Ship" (Endless Water, 2007). You can hear a lot of what makes The Darcys tick in this great rock track.

Thanks to AudioBlood Media I've got two pairs of tickets to give away for this show. E-mail me at historyjenATgmailDOTcom to enter, with your full name in the body of the message and "The Darcys" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm on Wednesday, 25 March. If you don't win, you can still go to the show, of course. Tickets at the door (well, up the stairs).

Here are The Darcys performing "Strange Fits" for Exclaim! TV:

If you're elsewhere in Canada, The Darcys are probably coming to you this spring and summer. Check out their MySpace for more information.

UPDATE: Congrats to winners Vivian Z. and Brian C. Thanks to all who entered!

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