Darwin Deez

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Darwin Deez
Darwin Deez performing at Bestival 2010
Darwin Deez performing at Bestival 2010
Background information
OriginNew York, New York, United States
Years active2009–present
LabelsLucky Number Music
Associated acts
MembersDarwin Merwan Smith
Greg Richardson
Andrew Hoepfner
Tim McCoy
Past membersAngela Carlucci
Zachary Cole Smith
Michelle Dorrance
Nicholas Van Young

Darwin Deez is an American indie band from New York City signed to music label Lucky Number Music. The group's frontman, Darwin Deez (Darwin Merwan Smith), grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, attended Wesleyan University, and has been a guitarist for Creaky Boards. Darwin Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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 number 62 in the UK Singles Chart, number 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 titled 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 titled Songs for Imaginative People[1][2] and went on tour to support the album.[3]

Darwin Deez released their third studio album, titled Double Down, on September 18, 2015, via Lucky Number.[4]

Their latest album, 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me with My Stupid Heart, was released in 2018.[5]

In 2018, the band embarked on a House Show Tour, booking performances at fans' homes across the country. The tour was filmed as a documentary by Sound It Out films.[6]



Year Album details Chart Peak Positions
2010 Darwin Deez 61 3
2013 Songs for Imaginative People 91
2015 Double Down
2018 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me with My Stupid Heart


Year Album details Chart Peak Positions
2011 Wonky Beats
  • Released: 25 January 2011
  • Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
  • Label: N/A (Self Released)
  • Format: digital download


Year Title Peak Positions Album
2009 "Constellations" Darwin Deez
2010 "Radar Detector" 62 5
"Up In The Clouds" 120[9] 13
"Constellations" (re-release) 174 15
"Bad Day"
2012 "You Can't Be My Girl" Songs For Imaginative People
2013 "Free (The Editorial Me)"
2015 "Kill Your Attitude" Double Down
"Time Machine"
"The Mess She Made"
2018 "The World's Best Kisser" 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me with My Stupid Heart
2021 "The Birthday Song" Good Ribbons EP

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2010 "Radar Detector" Ace Norton[10]
"Up In the Clouds" Tom Kingsley[11]
"Constellations" Terri Timely[12]
"DNA" Miles Crawford[13]
2012 "Free (The Editorial Me)" Ninian Doff[14]
2013 "You Can't Be My Girl" Keith Schofield [15]
2015 "Kill Your Attitude" Dent De Cuir [16]
"The Mess She Made" Oscar Hudson[17]
2018 "The World's Best Kisser"
"Say It First" Darwin Smith[18]


  1. ^ Snapes, Laura (February 15, 2013). "Darwin Deez: Songs for Imaginative People Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/songs-for-imaginative-people/id581055304?l=en&affId=2051894
  3. ^ "Darwin Deez releasing new album and touring in 2013 (dates)". BrooklynVegan. December 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Darwin Deez Announces New Album Titled 'Double Down'". Need406.com. June 7, 2015.
  5. ^ @darwindeez (May 21, 2018). "10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart (2018)" (Tweet). Retrieved May 23, 2018 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ darwindeeez (August 30, 2018). "Darwin Deez - The House Show Tour" – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Darwin Deez Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ "Album chart for 08/05/2010". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  9. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/110528cluk.txt
  10. ^ darwindeeez (2 March 2010). "darwin deez - radar detector (official video)" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ darwindeeez (21 June 2010). "darwin deez - up in the clouds (official video)" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ darwindeeez (14 September 2010). "darwin deez - constellations (official video)" – via YouTube.
  13. ^ darwindeeez (29 November 2010). "darwin deez - dna (official video)" – via YouTube.
  14. ^ darwindeeez (26 November 2012). "Darwin Deez - Free (The Editorial Me) [Official Video]" – via YouTube.
  15. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (18 February 2013). "Darwin Deez - You Can't Be My Girl" – via YouTube.
  16. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (16 June 2015). "Darwin Deez - Kill Your Attitude" – via YouTube.
  17. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (9 November 2015). "Darwin Deez - The Mess She Made" – via YouTube.
  18. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (26 September 2018). "Darwin Deez - Say It First" – via YouTube.