To look upon The Darcys is to invite wonder. At first glance, they are a discordant blur – all ties and skinny jeans and messy hair and worn-out copies of Heidegger. With a band name that derives from Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet’s romantic interest in Pride and Prejudice, and D’Arcy McGee, the first Canadian political figure to be assassinated, the four twenty-something Toronto natives quickly begin to defy classification.
The past year has seen The Darcys perform more than 90 shows, not including their two sets at Canadian Music Week in March 2010. The response was immediate: The Toronto Star singled them out as one of CMW’s more impressive acts, calling the band “harder, heavier and more assured than ever … a dramatic, tumultuous guitar-rock outfit, gunning doggedly for the epic.” The Darcys will build upon that success with the release of their second full-length album, Young Believers, expected later this year. The album was recorded in Montreal with producer and The Dears frontman, Murray Lightburn. Young Believers includes guest appearances by members of Broken Social Scene, Stars, and Islands.