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.
Supporting Darwin Deez will be fellow New Yorkers Bear Hands.
::: East Coast Shows ::: 1/13 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
1/14 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
2/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage (w/ Friends)
2/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Friends)
2/19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ Friends)