I know guys, it *almost* makes you want to give up our sometimes mild winters for a permanent polar vortex vacation.
Our latest Canadian find is art rock band The Darcys, comprised of Jason Couse on vocals, guitar and keys, Wes Marksell on drums, Michael le Riche on guitar, synth, and vocals, and Dave Hurlow on bass.
These guys are super mellow, if you like Arcade Fire (also from Canada!) and Local Natives you will dig them.
Their most recent album Warring, is the final installment in a trilogy of albums which include The Darcys  and AJA .
This is the kind of music you want to listen to during an all-night study session while contemplating life and mastering bio.
Now, I know you are thinking, “Gosh, Ali, this all well and great, but are these guys any fun and what kind of music do they like to get down to?”
Fear not loyal reader, I asked Wes, the drummer from The Darcys, the five questions you are dying to have answered before you can proceed in this musical relationship.
Q: What’s the grossest thing on your tour bus?
A: Our sound guy.
Q: What kinds of tunes do you guys listen to before a show to pump you up?
A: We listen to a lot of Constantines. TV On The Radio has been a staple over the years and recently we’ve been goofing around by playing The Killers before the set. Shot At The Night is a heavy jam, man…I usually just do push-ups to get in the mood.
Q: What inspired your latest album?
A: Progress. The idea of moving forward. We wanted to create something universal yet still satisfy ourselves as music lovers and writers. Jason and I were reading a lot of Cormac McCarthy when writing Warring and found ourselves inspired by his prose, his imagery and how the depth and quality of his writing still manages to reach such a wide audience.
Q: What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened on stage during a show?
A: I remember watching Mike barf behind his amp during a song. He puked and rallied without missing a note. I know he was pretty embarrassed at the time but we reassured him that it was nothing short of badass.
Q: What’s your favorite sex jams?
A: D’Angelo’s Voodoo is the sexiest record I’ve ever heard. Untitled (How Does It Feel) is hot as shit. I’ve also been feeling the new DARKSIDE record recently. Both have great tempos.
Want to see these guys live? The Darcys are currently touring North America and will be playing a local stop at DC9 TONIGHT.
If you can’t catch them in person, I highly suggest this short film about their new album below. The film also just gives a really interesting look into the beginnings of a new band, so you might dig it!