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Tag: Bear Hands

Darwin Deez at Great Scott Thursday night

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The odd and quirky world of Darwin Deez leaves orbit and lands at Great Scott in Allston on Thursday (Jan. 13), on tour to support his upcoming debut, due out February 22 on Lucky Number. Originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (born to Meher Baba disciples, which surely must mean something), he’s now based in New York, where he developed his unique blend of goofy synth-pop, sing-song vocals and clever lyrics that put a happy coating on vaguely melancholy, slightly cynical sentiments. In “Bad Day,” a song written to some guy who stole his girl, he whimsically sings, “I hope that the last page of your 800 page novel is missing, I hope that your team lost.” It’s this type of juxtaposition that gives him that subversive charm.

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The Airborne Toxic Event & Bare Hands at The Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT, July 31, 2009

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My god, the difficulty in trying to write a review of a band that has meant so much to me in the past year! From first hearing about their residency at Spaceland in Silverlake in January 2008, to purchasing their EP off iTunes and listening repeatedly at work, at home, and in transit between the two. To that surreal “lingerie party” at Jose McIntyre’s, other shows and YouTube/internet madness that would follow.

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