Darwin Deez

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Darwin Deez
Origin New York City
United States of America
Genres Indie pop, indie rock
Years active 2009-Present
Labels Lucky Number Music
Associated acts Creaky Boards, Little Comets, Rams' Pocket Radio, Mystery Jets, HAIM, DIIV
Website darwindeez.com
Members Darwin Merwan Smith
Greg Richardson
Andrew Hoepfner
Tim McCoy
Past members Angela Carlucci
Zachary Cole Smith
Michelle Dorrance
Nicolas Van Young

Darwin Deez is an American indie band from New York City signed to music label Lucky Number. The group's frontman Darwin Deez (Darwin Merwan Smith) attended Wesleyan University and previously was a guitarist for the Creaky Boards and a rapper. Currently, Darwin Smith lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

History[edit]

The band began to receive public attention in the United Kingdom during late 2009, which followed the release of the band's debut single, "Constellations". In April 2010, the band released their second single, "Radar Detector", which reached #62 in the UK Singles Chart, #5 on the UK Indie Chart. He has appeared on the cover of the NME and was placed in the Top 10 of their annual Cool List. The band's self-titled debut album, Darwin Deez, was released on 12 April 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 22 February 2011 in the United States. The third single from the album, "Up In The Clouds", was released on 12 July 2010.

In February 2011, they released a mixtape entitled Wonky Beats. Darwin Deez embarked on a tour of Australia in April 2011, during which time they played at the Groovin the Moo festival and a number of side-shows.

In February 2013, Darwin Deez released their second album entitled Songs For Imaginative People.[1] and went on tour to support the album.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart Peak Positions
UK
[3]
UK
IND
2010 Darwin Deez 61 3
2013 Songs For Imaginative People 91 N/A

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Positions Album
UK UK
IND
2009 "Constellations"
2010 "Radar Detector" 62 5 Darwin Deez
"Up In The Clouds" 120[4] 13
"Constellations" (re-release) 174 15
"Bad Day"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2010 "Radar Detector" Ace Norton[5]
"Up In the Clouds" Tom Kingsley[6]
"Constellations" Terri Timely[7]
"DNA" Miles Crawford[8]
2012 "Free" Ninian Doff[9]
2013 "You Can't Be My Girl" Keith Schofield [10]

References[edit]

Darwin Deez photos from Sydney show 2011