NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS JUNE 1
NEW SINGLE “ARIZONA HWY” B/W “KISS” (PRINCE COVER)
AVAILABLE MAY 26 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
No strangers to the road, next week Darcys hit the pavement with tour dates across North America, and today they roam through the American West in an El Camino in the new video for “Arizona Hwy” courtesy of NPR. “We've always been taken with the kitschiness and heroism of the great American road trip,” says Wes Marskell. “It's hard not to be seduced by the freedom and redemption of driving the American West. So, instead of staging a music video we filmed a joyride through the stunning natural backdrops, campy motels, and cheap roadside attractions that make the highways of Southern California so iconic. It's hard to tell where reality begins and ends in this buddy comedy, but it's clear that the aging blue Chevy El Camino slowly emerges as the films' true star.
“Arizona Hwy” single will also feature Jason Couse and Marsksell performing a cover of Prince’s “Kiss” on the B-Side. The single is set for release on May 26 via Arts & Crafts. Full tour dates can be found below.
Last fall, The Darcys released their third original studio album, Centerfold. Exclaim! called it “infectious, retro-tinged electro-pop”, while Clash hailed it as “an outlandish exploration of pop ambition.” Guided by Grammy Award-winning producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Lucius) Centerfold evokes the heat and wanderlust of the stays in New Zealand and Los Angeles where it was recorded. Centerfold followed 2013's acclaimed Warring, which earned JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominations.
“Arizona Hwy” follows Centerfold lead single “Miracle,” which Complex, championed as a "transformative, radio-ready, near-perfect earworm."
DARCYS SPRING / SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES
Jun 1 - Toronto, ON - Power Ball | Tickets
Jun 7 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios | Tickets
Jun 8 - Seattle, WA - Timbre Room | Tickets
Jun 9 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club | Tickets
Jun 15 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite | Tickets
Jun 16 - Calgary, AB - Club Hi Fi | Tickets
Jun 17 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club | Tickets
Jun 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Jazz Festival | Tickets
Jun 19 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre | Tickets
Jun 21 - Chicago, IL - Schubas | Tickets
Jun 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club | Tickets
Jun 23 - Prince Edward County, ON - Hayloft Dancehall | Tickets
Jun 24 - Ottawa, ON - Dragonboat Festival | Tickets
Jul 29 - Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival | Tickets
Aug 19 Elora, ON - Elora Riverfest | Tickets