|Origin||New York City
United States of America
|Genres||Indie pop, indie rock|
|Labels||Lucky Number Music|
|Associated acts||Creaky Boards, Little Comets, Rams' Pocket Radio, Mystery Jets, HAIM, DIIV|
|Members||Darwin Merwan Smith
|Past members||Angela Carlucci
Zachary Cole Smith
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.
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.
|Year||Album details||Chart Peak Positions|
|2013||Songs For Imaginative People||91||N/A|
|2010||"Radar Detector"||62||5||Darwin Deez|
|"Up In The Clouds"||120||13|
|2010||"Radar Detector"||Ace Norton|
|"Up In the Clouds"||Tom Kingsley|
|2013||"You Can't Be My Girl"||Keith Schofield |
- "Album chart for 08/05/2010". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-05-09.